Prediction: VCs To Move Into Crowdfunding Space

The UK’s Financial Times notes that global crowdfunding has financed more startups ($34 Billion through 2015) than venture capital firms ($30 Billion) and that the crowdfunding market has grown from $880 Million in 2010 and is projected to reach $90 Billion in 2020.

As a result, the FT is suggesting that the venture capital trusts (as they are known in Britain) may start acquiring crowdfunding platforms in order to take control of startup financing.

It believes that there will be more crossover in the coming years with the venture capitalists moving into the crowdfunding space due to their ability to raise capital, perform due diligence and manage the process.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4bf731bc-2e13-11e6-a18d-a96ab29e3c95.html#axzz4BeCSPUfM

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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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