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Malta’s first crowd-funding platform raises €90,000

In just over a year, Malta’s first crowd-funding platform Zaar has managed to raise more than €90,000 for 32 different projects by sourcing contributions from members of the public. “We’ve had a 63 per cent success rate, meaning that nearly two-thirds of the closed projects were successful in reaching their target. This is well above the industry standard worldwide,” Zaarread more

Is investment-based crowdfunding the way forward for Maltese business?

Last January, Zaar, Malta’s only local crowdfunding platform, held a workshop at the Malta Financial Services Authority exploring the potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta, in addition to reward and donation based crowdfunding models that already exist, following the release of a discussion paper on the topic. Sarah Micallef speaks to Zaar manager Matthew Caruana and Grant Thornton directorread more

Malta’s First Crowdfunding Platform

Whether community, cultural, entrepreneurial or otherwise, zaar.com.mt has become a valuable platform that connects projects and ideas with much-needed finances through crowdfunding. ZAAR – Malta’s first crowdfunding platform is an online platform founded on the premise that big ideas can go far, and helps projects to get off the ground thanks to the financial support of backers who believe thatread more

Connecting Crowdfunding and CSR

Ever since crowdfunding first came into its own after the turn of the millennium, it has become a primary early financing tool that has bridged the gap for entrepreneurs between informal family loans and major bank investment. Used for all types of projects from start-up businesses to social causes, reward-based crowdfunding relies on the project’s target audience becoming its backers,read more

The Trademarks of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The campaigns that succeed appear to follow a formula: here’s how you can work the formula for your campaign too. There’s a variety of reasons that a crowdfunding campaign could succeed – or fail. From how you promote it to selecting your funding target, most campaigns that achieve or even exceed their goals appear to all have done so usingread more

The Simshar DVD: A PR Success Story

We often talk about how intrinsic the link between successful crowdfunding and good PR is – and here’s proof. Here at Zaar.com.mt, we recently provided the platform for the Simshar team to raise funds to produce and sell the DVD of their award-winning 2014 film. The project went brilliantly, and the team exceeded their target and raised over €4,600. “Partread more

Zaar Hosts Investment-Based Crowdfunding Discussion Workshop in Conjunction with the MFSA

It is hoped this type of alternative funding could be introduced as part of the EU’s Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan. This week we were proud to host a workshop at the Malta Financial Services Authority to discuss the potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta, in addition to the rewards-based crowdfunding and donation-based crowdfunding that already exist on the islandread more

Holly Jolly Crowdfunded Christmas!

The weather outside may be frightful, but indoors and tucked up in front of your computer Christmas cheer is coming at your from across the internet – and you can even crowdfund it! Although the festive season is pretty jam-packed when it comes to fundraising (and statistics show that campaigns actually do better at other times of the year whenread more