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Kickstarter Announces Seven Tech Predictions For 2016


Fresh off its appearance at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Kickstarter unveiled seven tech predictions for the next twelve months. The crowdfunding giant declared: “We’ve spent the week at CES in Las Vegas, talking with lots of folks about technology and where it’s all headed…. Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin: The First $1 Billion Project Will Happen By the End of 2020

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This week, CEO of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, sat down to with Forbes to discuss the global crowdfunding platform’s growth while revealing his predictions for the funding method. While revealing the differences between Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms, Slava explained: “There’s three things that separates us… Read More

Early Shares Reveals 2016 Predictions For Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Early Shares announced on Wednesday it has unveiled its very own predictions for 2016’s real estate crowdfunding. The platform shared: “2013 marked the inception of the real estate crowdfunding market, and 2014 saw its rise, and 2015 saw it soar. Early estimates projected our young… Read More

Scorecard: Last Years Fintech Predictions Reviewed

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  The end of one year, and the entry into another, typically brings a cacophony of predictions for the new year along with lamentations and accolades for the one ending. At the beginning of 2015 (January 2nd to be precise), I peered deeply into my… Read More

Pensco’s 2016 Predictions: Private Equity Targets Everyday Citizens and More…

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Pensco, an alternative asset custodian for self-directed IRA investors, announced on Thursday that CEO Kelly Rodriques revealed some predictions for the upcoming year.   Rodriques declared that the company believes the following is set to accurate in 2016: Democratization of Private Equity Market: “For the first time… Read More

Q-&-A: PENSCO CEO Kelly Rodriques Discusses The Definition of ‘Accredited Investor,’ The JOBS Act And More

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Shortly into 2015, Kelly Rodriques, president and CEO of PENSCO Trust Company, a leading alternative asset custodian, shared his top five predictions for the year underway. Crowdfund Insider caught up with him for a more detailed Q-and-A about his predictions—from the $1 million investment cap… Read More

PENSCO’s Kelly Rodriquez Announces His Top Five Predictions For 2015

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Ready to share his thoughts about the new year, CEO of PENSCO, Kelly Rodriquez revealed his top five predictions for 2015. During a recent post on the platform’s blog, Rodriquez stated, “As the CEO of PENSCO, I find myself at a fascinating intersection between IRAs, alternative… Read More

Nesta: 2015 Will See a High Profile Blow Up in the World of Crowdfunding, P2P Lending

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  The highly respected innovation charity Nesta, has published its annual list of predictions for 2015.  We all know that predictions are easily given and quickly forgotten.  More fun than fact that hopefully gives a good read while providing some perspective.  This year the soothsayers… Read More

2015 Crowdfunding Trends: Mergers, Acquisitions & Extensive Collaborations

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The crowdfunding industry in 2014 has experienced immense growth. In the last three years crowdfunding has tripled according to Clearity, and according to NESTA the growth percentage even was an amazing 400%. The expectations of a $10 billion crowdfunding industry are hardly a month away… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Business Lending In Ireland Expected To Surge


Zopa is the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lending service, and one of the company’s co-founders has made a pretty amazing prediction about the size of the peer-to-business lending market in Ireland. In an interview with The Irish Times, Simon Deane-Johns predicted that peer-to-business lending throughput in… Read More

Fundable: Crowdfunding Will Add 270,000 Jobs In 2014

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  Fundable is a crowdfunding platform based in Columbus, Ohio. The company released the following infographic, and it makes some pretty interesting claims regarding the economic impact crowdfunding is expected to have in 2014. It borrows data from the recent Fung Institute report, Massolution’s 2013… Read More

Crowdfunding, The Main Street VC Make List Of Bold 2014 Predictions

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Among ten bold predictions for 2014 made by Dominic Basulto in the Washington Post, one crowdfunding-related prediction sticks out: your next-door neighbor becomes a venture capitalist. It encapsulates some of the highest hopes among crowdfunding industry stakeholders and pundits. The forthcoming ability for anyone to… Read More

By The Numbers: 2014 A Huge Year For Video Games In Crowdfunding

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Kickstarter was dominant in 2013. Looking back to 2012, Kickstarter ended the year with over $320 million pledged to campaigns on the platform. After taking a look at the most recent Kickstarter statistics, they almost doubled it in 2013. We recently reported on some stats… Read More

Crowdfunding 2014: Making A Million, Making A Difference


Crowdfunding exploded in 2013, and so revealed its massive potential in a way that’s impossible to ignore. Not least December’s ‘The Rise of Future Finance” and the World Bank Report which preceded it. These together left no doubt that crowdfunding has become an established part of the… Read More

Let’s Get Together: Crowdfunding Portals Bring in the Bucks


Coming from the consulting group Deloitte Touche are their Tcchnology Media and Telecommunications (TMT) predictions for 2013. Crowdfunding and the revolutionary potential of this new industry is a focus of part of Deloitte’s prognostications. There was a previously released version of this report earlier this… Read More

CFO: Crowdfunding A Top Finance Trend for 2013

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Coming as probably no surprise to a reader of these pages, CFO.com lists crowdfunding as a top finance trend for 2013: Tight credit at banks will trigger increased use of alternative sources of funding. With regulations like Basel II hamstringing bank lending, private capital providers alternative sources… Read More

Crowdfunding Predictions for 2013

2012 was quite a year for the crowdfunding industry. In April, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, which will open up equity-based crowdfunding for unaccredited investors. In May, the Pebble E-Paper Watch set a crowdfunding record and gained national media headlines, raising over… Read More