The European Commission launched a study to gather and analyse data on crowdfunding markets across the EU as well as to analyse market trends, and carry out events studies to see how national legislations may have impacted the markets.
The report considers key trends in the European crowdfunding market during 2013 and 2014, encompassing a variety of funding models, including (but not limited to) loans, equity and rewards. Data mapping platforms and the ‘projects’ supported by these platforms was used to quantitatively plot market developments over time throughout the European Union (EU). This data was also used to consider market trends before and after national regulatory events in three markets within the scope period – France, Italy, and the UK.
The full report and an executive summary can be found here: