The equity crowdfunding platform Opstart obtained Consob’s authorization, on May 21st, to publish offers involving the issue of bonds and debt securities by SMEs. In the coming weeks, therefore, the company will launch Crowdbond, a new division of Crowdbase (Opstart’s alternative finance hub for professional and institutional investors) dedicated to minibonds.
Opstart’s intention to expand its business to minibonds was announced at the end of January when Opstart said it would adopt Frigiolini & Partners Merchant’s minibond trading platform. That is already in use at the crowdfunding Fundera equity portal, which launched it in January after Consob had given its authorization.
“The collaboration with Frigiolini & Partners Merchant makes us particularly proud because it is a significant opportunity to create a system in a market, that of alternative finance, and specifically crowdfunding. The exchange of ideas and skills between operators becomes essential for making real innovations in favor of investors and bidding companies by overcoming the unfounded prejudice of competition between portals,” said Giovanpaolo Arioldi, cofounder and general manager of Opstart.
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Opstart has become the second accredited portal in Italy for the issue and subscription of minibonds
Arioldi explained: “Crowdbond will allow us to take another big step forward, in the creation of financing proposals to companies and investment opportunities in real economy, which now more than ever needs the help of fintech portals, such as Opstart, to accelerate the recovery phase after the lock down.”
Founded in Bergamo in 2015 by Giovanpaolo Arioldi and Alessandro Arioldi (cto), in November 2019 it received a round of financing signed by Aleph Finance Group Plc, the investment holding company that owns Pairstech Capital Management. Aleph, through Pairstech, foresees important synergies for the opening to new capital markets in Europe and UK through the development of Crowdbase. The new platform will offer private debt, crypto asset and STO (Security Token Offering) tools through the implementation of blockchain technology.
Crowdre – the portal dedicated to real estate investments
Opstart also launched its secondary market at the end of March and is entering the real estate crowdfunding sector, with the new division named Crowdre, as announced in February. On the secondary market front, the portal launched Crowdarena, the first digital bulletin board for the sale and purchase of shares of startups, SMEs and innovative SMEs, approved by Consob, in line with the provisions of the Crowdfunding Equity Regulation as amended last October 2019.
Also at the end of March, also within Crowdbase, Opstart launched Crowdre, the portal dedicated to real estate investments. Crowdre is the result of a partnership between Opstart and Leaders, a historical financial consulting firm in Bergamo. The platform allows investors to invest in Italian real estate opportunities and developers to propose their real estate project and raise capital to realize it. The equity crowdfunding portal was the first to design, launch and register as a trademark the crowdfunding followed by a listing on the Stock Exchange.
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