London – Since its existence, the crypto-currency Bitcoin has fired the imagination of investors who are not interested in conventional forms of investment. Like other financial investments and speculative objects, Bitcoin is also subject to strong price fluctuations. In fact, these fluctuations are more the rule than the exception with digital currencies. These fluctuations were particularly severe in 2017 and 2018, when Bitcoin first rose massively and reached its record high of $20,000, only to plummet in a very short time. In the ups and downs of Bitcoin, the halving always plays a decisive role from the investors' perspective.

Hamburg – In 2014, real estate professionals Simon Brunke, Björn Maronde, Julian Oertzen and Tim Bütecke founded Exporo AG, which brings together project developers and investors via its real estate financing platform. Some are looking for financing alternatives to bank loans and others for high-yield investment alternatives. Crowd investing platforms thus bring investors and borrowers together for mutual benefit. Building contractors can use the mezzanine capital provided by investors to partially finance their projects. The mezzanine capital enables project companies to release parts of their traditional equity from bank financing and to use the released capital flexibly for real estate projects. This flexibility is so important to the companies that they offer investors and investors attractive interest rates of five to seven percent.

Dubai – Many innovative but financially weak start-ups in Europe are desperately seeking alternative sources of financing. In Germany in particular, company founders have great difficulty in obtaining conventional bank loans. The financial shortage makes many start-ups think about moving abroad. According to various studies, such as a Bitkom study, this now applies to every fourth start-up. The capital provided in Germany is simply too scarce to run a successful business. In 2019, German founders needed an average of around 3.2 million euros to secure their existence over the next two years. This is 100,000 euros more than in 2018 and even 700,000 euros more than in 2017.

Munich – In July 2013, the capital investment law came into force in Germany, which replaced the old investment law with numerous new product rules and regulations. Since then, 360 paragraphs have turned everything upside down, which dominated the private capital investment market for decades. Not only investors and financial advisors, but even many lawyers have difficulties with the interpretation of the new law book. In order to give private investors more security in dealing with the provisions of the Capital Investment Code, investment expert Thomas Oliver Müller has come up with something special.

Wildau/Salzburg – Of the internationally operating aircraft designers, only a few achieve a degree of awareness that extends beyond the small circle of professional colleagues. To this rare species belongs without question Reiner Stemme. The aircraft manufacturer graduated from the Berlin evening grammar school in 1963 and studied physics at the Technische Universität Berlin until 1969. He then set up a laser company in Switzerland and completed his doctorate at the University of Bern. Until 1985 he was Managing Director of the VDI Technology Center, founded Stemme AG in 1984 and Reiner Stemme Utility Air-Systems GmbH in 2013. He was involved in the development and construction of work, research and observation aircraft. The alumni program of the TU Berlin quotes him with his entrepreneurial motto: „Take the heart in your hands and jump.“