Alternative Finance: Crowdinvesting on the Rise in Europe

Crowdinvesting as we know it today, began to gain traction in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, as raising capital through traditional institutions was becoming evermore difficult. Crowdinvesting was originally seen as a much-needed solution to the long-standing funding gap but this model soon proved itself as a legitimate source of investment. Although crowdfunding and crowdinvesting have experienced … Read more

Unicorns and Black Swans

In his bestseller, The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb lays out a theory about how people perceive probability. The book focuses mainly on events named “Black Swans” which distinguish themselves by holding three main characteristics:

  1. They have a possibility of occurring, no matter how unlikely this possibility may be,
  2. if they do occur, they cause a disproportionately high impact,
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