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UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK. While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Used To Bolster Stalled Startups

Crowdfunding is now becoming a means to bolster stalled startups. TaskRabbit, once a darling of Silicon Valley, was not finding customer traction and needed more money to keep going. So, in addition to doing a “down round,” TR opted to … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunding Bubble?

When the man on the street starts to tout crowdfunding stocks is it time to flee the market? A Syndicate Room (UK) study says that the 5 year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for early stage companies has been 33% … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Bootstrap?

Should you crowdfund or bootstrap? While self financing has its advantages (no 900 pound gorilla from Silicon Valley on the board), a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that when the time comes for expansion capital, you might find it … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Investors To Have Higher Expectations in 2015

Crowdfunders who are doing their projections should know that the average profit margin for private companies in 2014 was 6.6%, about 1% higher than in 2013. Proof that the recession is over and that investor expectations are rising. Publicly traded … Continue reading

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No Crowdfunding Rules for You (2014)

Sorry, equity crowdfunders, but it appears that the SEC will not be finalizing the crowdfunding rules this year. At a Small Business conference last week, the head of the Division of Trading and Markets commented that Chairman White was not … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Continues to Rise

Crowdnetic has released its report for the first quarter 2014 on private issuers publicly raising capital (under the amended Reg D rules), finding 2,834 active issuers, an increase of 15.5% over the prior month. It reports that “Total recorded capital … Continue reading

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Proof of Equity Crowdfunding Concept

While Kickstarter had another incredible year, with 3 million people ¬†pledging $480 million, that site is a different model than one that does equity crowdfunding. Kickstarter is essentially a pre-sale model for folks who want some sort of product, be … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Infographic

New crowdfunding infographic states that equity based crowdfunding raised the most funds per project in 2012 compared to donation or rewards based crowdfunding projects. But rewards based crowdfunding has seen the largest growth and has the largest market share in … Continue reading

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Results May Vary

While not all funding portals can expect the same results, it’s interesting to see some early statistics from Crowdfunder who project for 2011 $40 million in transactions and $1.8 million in revenue with a 20% per month growth rate, even … Continue reading

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