About us

At Zaar Crowdfunding Malta we believe that great ideas should go far, and it is our mission to provide the space for that to happen by offering a crowdfunding platform through which one can raise funds through an alternative finance method.

 

We offer support to project owners (those who run a crowdfunding campaign) before, during and after the campaign to ensure that they benefit from the crowdfunding experience. Our values, as the only reward and donation-based crowdfunding platform in Malta, ensure that we offer the best space for both creatives and supporters, to develop and contribute to projects. 

 

We believe in recognising and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and drive in people, and aim to offer an alternative finance platform that can help them raise funds to achieve their potential and goal.

What is the origination of Zaar?

This is a corruption of the Maltese word ‘zghar’ meaning ‘small’, and it has a dual significance:

  • crowdfunding helps people who are starting from a small idea (the entrepreneurial mindset);
  • project backers pledge small amounts of money to support the idea that they believe in (the scope of crowdfunding).

Founders

Zaar Crowdfunding Malta is a reward- and donation-based crowdfunding platform that offers an alternative solution to raise finance for projects and business ideas. The Zaar Crowdfunding Platform is the flagship project of the Foundation for the Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (FPEI), a foundation set up by The Malta Business Bureau and the University of Malta to promote entrepreneurship in Malta and support local start-ups.

Malta University Holding Company Ltd –

The Malta University Holding Company Ltd (MUHC) embodies the commercial interests of the University of Malta. The companies comprised in the Holding Company serve as the commercial interface between the University of Malta and the business community, brokering the resources and assets of the University to provide added value through commercial activity. 

Malta Business Bureau –

The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) is a non-profit organisation acting as the EU-business advisory office for the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry (Malta Chamber), and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA). 

Membership

Zaar is a Gold Member of EUROCROWD, registered as the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), an independent, professional business network promoting adequate transparency, regulation and governance in digital finance while offering a combined voice in policy discussion and public opinion building. 

 

As members, Zaar complies with the ECN Code of Conduct. We contribute to policy debates, surveys, publications and attend crowdfunding conferences and events.