Category: “Press”

Zaar Community is the Crowdfunding Platform Your NGO Needs 

Every organisation – NGO or otherwise – relies on funds to boost the impact it can have on its community. Social events and fundraisers have always played an important part in that outcome but, since COVID-19, that tried-and-tested route shut down. The raffles, pasta nights, car boot sales, gala dinners and countless other social events that once filled our calendarsread more

Zaar Rebrands to Celebrate Crowdfunding Versatility

The new design highlights how the popular crowdfunding platform can raise both funds and awareness for projects from a range of different backgrounds. Zaar, Malta’s only reward-based crowdfunding platform, has rebranded through the recent launch of a new logo and redesigned website. In the six years since the popular site was set up through a collaboration between The Malta Businessread more

ZAAR To Join Speaker Panel at ECN Crowdfunding Convention

We’re thrilled to announce that representatives from ZAAR will be contributing to a major crowdfunding convention in Lithuania, later this month. The 6th European Crowdfunding Network Convention will be held at the Sapiegos Tech Park in Vilnius on 19th and 20th October, and will focus on New Technologies for Accessing Finance. ZAAR will be participating in the convention as partread more

Malta’s first crowd-funding platform raises €90,000

In just over a year, Malta’s first crowd-funding platform Zaar has managed to raise more than €90,000 for 32 different projects by sourcing contributions from members of the public. “We’ve had a 63 per cent success rate, meaning that nearly two-thirds of the closed projects were successful in reaching their target. This is well above the industry standard worldwide,” Zaarread more

Is investment-based crowdfunding the way forward for Maltese business?

Last January, Zaar, Malta’s only local crowdfunding platform, held a workshop at the Malta Financial Services Authority exploring the potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta, in addition to reward and donation based crowdfunding models that already exist, following the release of a discussion paper on the topic. Sarah Micallef speaks to Zaar manager Matthew Caruana and Grant Thornton directorread more

Malta’s First Crowdfunding Platform

Whether community, cultural, entrepreneurial or otherwise, has become a valuable platform that connects projects and ideas with much-needed finances through crowdfunding. ZAAR – Malta’s first crowdfunding platform is an online platform founded on the premise that big ideas can go far, and helps projects to get off the ground thanks to the financial support of backers who believe thatread more

Zaar Hosts Investment-Based Crowdfunding Discussion Workshop in Conjunction with the MFSA

It is hoped this type of alternative funding could be introduced as part of the EU’s Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan. This week we were proud to host a workshop at the Malta Financial Services Authority to discuss the potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta, in addition to the rewards-based crowdfunding and donation-based crowdfunding that already exist on the islandread more

Slash world’s carbon footprint for just €5

Wastewater Science, an environmental start-up, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on to build a prototype unit to process animal waste. It aims to collect €10,000 and if successfully funded, this campaign can bring many benefits worldwide, such as reduced greenhouse emissions. Check here for more information about the project.  

Matthew Caruana

Many hands make light work

In just a few months since it was launched by the University of Malta and the Malta Business Bureau, crowdfunding platform Zaar has already attracted 21 projects, manager Matthew Caruana said. Of these, eight were successful, eight unsuccessful and three are still ongoing. This gives a success rate of 50 per cent, actually better than international levels, Mr Caruana said. Readread more