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Open a Crowdfunding Company in Switzerland

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open a crowdfunding company in SwitzerlandOne of the most popular and effective ways to raise capital funding for investors is crowdfunding. In Switzerland, investors are able to open crowdfunding companies to enable the public as well as other business to invest capital in startups and other businesses. A crowdfunding business works by collecting a number of smaller funds and merges them into one large fund for a capital investment deposit, or other expenses.

There are specific regulations in place in Switzerland which govern crowdfunding businesses and are often modified to reflect market changes. The latest modification of these governance’s happened on the 1st of August 2017.

We have business consultants in Switzerland available assist in the development of crowdfunding companies.

Crowdfunding sector in Switzerland

In recent years the crowdfunding industry across the world, and in particular, Switzerland, has experienced rapid growth. In 2015 Switzerland alone had over 1,300 registered crowdfunding campaigns with a total investment funding amount of over 27.3 million CHF. Just one year later, in 2016, there were more than 3,000 Swiss crowdfunding campaigns.

Important information to know for investors and entrepreneurs looking to start crowdfunding companies in Switzerland is that in just one year the Swiss crowdfunding sector grew to 128.2 million CHF and had over 50 crowdfunding platforms established. This means that in just 1 year there were more than 10 new crowdfunding companies successfully launched which became profitable.

We have a team of specialist agents to assist in the establishment of crowdfunding businesses in Switzerland, as well as to give more detailed information depending on the canton planned for the business and other informative materials.

Regulations for Swiss crowdfunding

There are proprietary licenses required in Switzerland for crowdfunding businesses, which depend on the industries that the business intends to support. Swiss crowdfunding companies are regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), who is also responsible for issuing licenses to crowdfunding businesses. Companies which perform the following activities are required to acquire specific licenses from FINMA.

Acquiring funding for commercial activities

Channeling funds to accounts which are owned or administered by professional services providers

In August of 2017, there was a new Banking Ordinance issued to specifically further advance the regulation of crowdfunding platforms. This extended to allowing businesses to request funding from over 20 lenders, under specific circumstances.

We have more information about business and company development on our website, or you could speak with our consultants to find out further detailed information on establishing a crowdfunding business in Switzerland.

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