Brussels & Luxembourg, 21 July 2015. ECN and MANGOPAY are happy to announce that they have joined forces in a partnership to power CrowdTuesday in Europe.
CrowdTuesday is a periodic meet-up promoted by ECN and implemented by its members all over Europe, gathering the local crowdfunding ecosystem and providing a great occasion for exchanging news, best practices and to network with relevant professionals and experts from the crowdfunding sector and beyond. With more than twenty five events organized in fifteen months, CrowdTuesday is becoming a recognized reality in several European cities, a must-be event for many actors within the crowdfunding sector.
With the precious support of MANGOPAY, CrowdTuesday takes a further step towards its main goal: create strong local crowdfunding ecosystems and foster their connection and exchange of best practices and knowledge, to eventually grow a stronger ecosystem at pan-European Level.
“ We are glad to be able to bring CrowdTuesday to the next level with the support of a like-minded company, MANGOPAY, who also understood from the beginning that the real potential for the crowdfunding industry will be unleashed only when it reaches a truly pan-European dimension”, comments Oliver Gajda, ECN’s Executive Director.
“We are very happy to bring crowdfunding to another level in partnership with CrowdTuesday and ECN. By attending CrowdTuesday’s events, you will be able to discover any specificity related to this new trend on a European Level. One of the key points is of course the payment system and our MANGOPAY experts will show you the best practices around crowdfunding”, states Celine Lazorthes, MANGOPAY’s CEO.
The partnership is set to start immediately and it will soon bring CrowdTuesday to new cities in Europe, thus helping the local crowdfunding ecosystems to establish, network and grow connected.
For more information and inquiries, please contact:
Irene Tordera, ECN Marketing Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | +39 3339865064
Clément Boulais, Business Developer | clement.boulais@MANGOPAY.com| + 33 972364507
The MANGOPAY API was launched in May 2013 with more than 650 European clients. Its e-money issuer license guarantees that all European regulations are respected. The group employs 35 people in Paris, London and Luxembourg and is backed by venture capitalists such as Kima Ventures (Xavier Niel), Idinvest and 360 Capital Partners. Since being created, the group has raised €7 million. MANGOPAY is part of The Leetchi group which runs Europe’s leading online group payment solution, Leetchi.com, which was launched in November 2009 and has more than 3,5 million clients.
The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) is a professional network promoting adequate transparency, (self) regulation and governance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building. We aim to increase the understanding of the key roles that crowdfunding can play in supporting entrepreneurship of all types and its role in funding the creation and protection of jobs, the enrichment of European society, culture and economy, and the protection of our environment. In that capacity we help developing professional standards, providing industry research, as well as, professional networking opportunities in order to facilitate interaction between our members and key industry participants. On behalf of our members, the ECN will maintain a dialogue with public institutions and stakeholders at European, international and national levels.