Forbes magazine estimates the global equity market will exceed $1 trillion by 2020.
And yet, annual amounts collected on platforms like Lendopolis in France are increasing. In 2015, 17,775 ventures earned over €167 million. In 2016, 21,375 ventures earned $234 million. And in 2017, 336 million for 24,126 projects!
Participatory financing pioneers are now seen as visionaries. It is quite funny to note that a principle as basic and old as fundraising can be considered a utopia and then as a revolution. Of course, Lendopolis isn't complaining.
When they launched LENDOPOLIS in 2014, most of the billion dollars entrusted to participatory funding platforms by the general public were mainly used to fund artistic, cultural and humanitarian projects. From the outset, Lendopolis decided to extend their participatory funding framework to all market formats.
We can now all invest in French companies.
Since 1 October 2014, the regulatory structure agreed upon with the government has allowed them all to lend money to Lendopolis companies in return for interest payments. After being philanthropists on platforms like KissKissBankBankBank or hellomerci, Lendopolis can now invest in the real economy by lending money to SMEs.
So they launched LENDOPOLIS, allowing business leaders to borrow funds differently and letting individuals wisely invest their capital.
Voluntarily, you won't find big names in traditional finance in the LENDOPOLIS team. They don't come from this universe, they have radically different, sometimes even opposite, worldviews and activities.
Therefore, they hired young and talented financial analysts and advisors who are eager to represent a new financial dream. They allow them to guarantee a scrupulous analysis of each LENDOPOLIS project. The ambition is to guarantee LENDOPOLIS lenders' a safe environment.
Finally, it is their belief in the real economy potential of their SMEs that makes LENDOPOLIS an exciting, truly impactful experience for the economy.
In June 2017, they joined the La Banque Postale group to pursue the development with a committed banking player sharing the innovative bank vision.
However, since KissKissBankBankBank was founded, they maintained a privileged relationship with La Banque Postale centered on sharing common values such as optimism, openness and citizenship.
This is the second life cycle for their networks and teams. After six years of collaboration with La Banque Postale, they agreed to work closer together. The crowdfunding market has become very competitive; leaning on a banking community that shares their dream of tomorrow's banking seems strategically important to Lendopolis to pursue their growth in France and abroad with new resources.
KissKissBankBank & Co's mission is very clear: it enables everyone to finance projects with strong economic, cultural or social impacts.
Lendopolis suggested Goodeed to join forces.
This free online donation site joined Lendopolis in April 2018, allowing Internet users to financially support solidarity initiatives by watching advertisements.
Lendopolis main features and highlights
- Crowdfunding Platform