Alternative finance: active funders in Europe 2012-2014

Number of active funders on alternative finance platforms in Europe (excluding the UK) from 2012 to 2014

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Release date

February 2015



Survey time period

October 2014 to January 2015

Number of respondents

255 respondents

Special properties

online alternative finance platforms based in Europe.

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "This benchmarking research aimed to capture 85 to 90 percent of all online platform-based alternative financing transactions in Europe from equity-, reward- and donation-based crowdfunding, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending to invoice trading, debt-based securities, micro-financing and community share offerings between 2012 and 2014. The survey received 205 responses from 27 European countries. They were combined with the 50 survey responses from the UK as part of joint industry research with Nesta."

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