Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet lending.”

Interesting developments include a huge 44% increase by institutions in real estate crowdfunding as well as a 55% decrease in P2P and balance sheet lending.

The market still caters to accredited investors with “58% of the Real Estate Crowd­funding volume and 71% of the Equi­ty-based Crowdfunding model” originating from them.

Women make up 65% of donation based crowdfunding donors.
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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:
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