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

Kelly Rodriques

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 assets, regulation and emerging investment trends. As a custodian, PENSCO… Read More

Dreamfund CMO Shares 2015 Predictions for Crowdfunding

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It is that time of year for predictions.  Usually they are good read and of course no one remembers them 12 months later unless you happen to get one right and then you remind everyone. Regardless, we love them as do the readers.  So this time around we have received some perspective from Dreamfund CMO… 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 at Nesta are predicting a “blow up” in crowdfunding and… Read More

2015 Crowdfunding Trends: Mergers, Acquisitions & Extensive Collaborations

Foreseeing the Future of Crowdfunding

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 from being realized. Logically, most of the debate regarding crowdfunding… 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 Ireland could grow to as much as €100 million in three… Read More

Fundable: Crowdfunding Will Add 270,000 Jobs In 2014

economic value of crowdfunding 2014

  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 report and other sources. RELATED | It’s Here: The World… 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 invest in early-stage companies could create the proverbial “Main Street… 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 compiled by Kevin Duvall that visualized Kickstarter campaign statistics by… 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 mainstream astonishingly quickly, and has the potential to grow to… 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 year. This annual report incorporates prognastication on the ever changing… 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 of lending—crowdfunding, especially—will be supplying scads of credit to small… Read More

2013 Prediction: Crowdfunding Pays Off

Jobs Act 2013

Crowdfunding models like Kickstarter took off in 2012–now we’ll wait and see how transformative those models are. On April 5, 2012, President Barack Obama sat at a small, wooden desk in the White House Rose Garden and signed the JOBS Act, one of the most transformative pieces of securities legislation written since the Great Depression…. 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 $10 million on donation-based crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Research firm Massolution… Read More

IT World Predicts 2013 the Year of Crowdfunding

Crystal Ball for Crowdfunding

IT World has entered into the soothsayer realm and is now making predictions on the future.  It is pretty safe to say that no-one will remember these predictions by this time next year so there is not too much lost at getting this wrong.   We will concur with their number 1 prediction though –… Read More

The Future of Social Media: 50+ Experts Share Their 2013 Predictions

The world of social media underwent major changes in 2012.  We saw the addition of Facebook Timelines for Fan Pages, the rise of Pinterest, revamped LinkedIn Company Pages, improved Twitter profile pages, and the increasing pressure to prove social media ROI.  As more companies begin leveraging social media for marketing, sales and customer service, it… Read More