Start-up Financing & Innovation 0

Posted on 1, January 2018

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Is crowd funding the best way to promote innovation? Clearly, there is something appealing about a start-up-based innovation strategy: it feels democratic, accessible, and so California. But it is definitely not the only way to boost research and development, or even the main way, and it is certainly not the way most major innovations in the US came about during the twentieth century. More information through this link   &nbsp

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Democratizing Finance 0

Posted on 1, January 2018

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Democratising finance: The digital wealth management revolution Juergen Braunstein, Marion Laboure 11 November 2017 Despite specialised press coverage, little is known about the potential wider socioeconomic implications of digital wealth management solutions. This column examines how ‘robo-advisors’ offer an opportunity to democratise finance and decrease wealth inequality. These algorithmic investment advisors stand to disrupt the wealth management sector through their ‘low-cost, accessible to most’ business models. However, the entrance of traditional wealth managers into the robo-advisor market could threaten this disruption. http://voxeu.org/article/digital-wealth-management-revolution

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New paper in Review of Finance by a member of Car3fin 0

Posted on 30, December 2017

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Más New study from P. Boyallian (Lancaster) & P. Ruiz-Verdú (UC3M) reveals the role of leverage for the impact of CEO risk-taking incentives on the chances of bank failure during the 2007-10 crisis. https://academic.oup.com/rof/advance-article/doi/10.1093/rof/rfx051/4600197 … @UC3M_Business for new knowledge with impact and relevance! Traducir del inglés

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Econometric Tools for Interdisciplinary Applications with Big Data Seminar 0

Posted on 7, June 2017

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This seminar by David F. Hendry (University of Oxford) is the next instance of the “New Solutions with Big Data” Seminar Series, sponsored by the UC3M-Banco Santander Big Data in Finance Institute. It will be held on Friday, June 16th at 9:30 am in room 18.1.A12 of building number 18 (Carmen Martin Gaite) of the Getafe Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Attendance is free. Please RSVP to nagutier@pa.uc3m.es. Abstract: `Big Data’ provide both opportunities and hazards. The former arise from the vast amounts of potential information; the latter from the substantial chance of finding spurious connections. An approach [&hellip

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Is Facebook entering the crowdfunding space? 0

Posted on 5, April 2017

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Facebook announced it’s expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, starting first in the U.S. The new tool will allow users to raise money for personal campaigns. In addition, the company is adding the ability for Facebook Pages to add a “donate” button to their live broadcasts on the network. This is not the first time Facebook has stepped into the fundraising space. In 2015, it debuted a Kickstarter-like feature aimed at nonprofits that allowed them to set up a campaign page, explain their goals and collect cash. Last year, the company expanded its [&hellip

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Special Issue of Venture Capital on Entrepreneurial Finance 0

Posted on 3, April 2017

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Venture Capital has published a special issue (Volume 19, 2017 Issues 1 and 2) with the objetive of exploring the new and traditional sources of finance and suggest how these phenomena can extend entrepreneurial finance literature and guide new theory building. According to the issue introductory paper: “The proliferation of new sources of entrepreneurial finance potentially makes it easier for ventures to raise capital and grow. To date, entrepreneurial finance literature has developed a rich tradition of research on venture capital and angel finance. However, the emergence of “new” sources of finance, such as crowdfunding and the limited attention paid [&hellip

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SEC issues progress report on equity crowdfunding 0

Posted on 20, March 2017

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The SEC released a white paper entitled “U.S. securities-based crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act”, which analyzes crowdfunded offerings during the first six months following May 16, 2016 when Title III, Regulation Crowdfunding become official. The SEC’s white paper noted that the majority equity crowdfunding offerings to date have not utilized Regulation D as much as predicted. The full text of the report can be found here

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4th Annual CfPA Crowdfunding Summit 0

Posted on 15, March 2017

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The Crowdfunding Professionals Association will hold its 2017 Annual Crowdfinance Summit on April 20th in Washington DC. In attendance will be some of the most prominent figures in finance, FinTech, and securities governance, focused on the outlook and opportunities for Crowdfinance this year and beyond. Details on the meeting can be found here

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