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UC Berkeley Research Reveals: Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding

Women and Crowdfunding

This week, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business assistant professor, Andreea Gorbatai, announced in a recent report that is currently under review, women reportedly raised more money with crowdfunding. Gorbatai revealed to Entrepreneur that women generally use words that talk about positive emotions — for example,… Read More

European Parliament on the Collaborative Economy

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Published during the final weeks of 2015, the European Parliament released an extensive document on the collaborative economy.  The shifting economics driven by sharing and technology has already altered entire industries. That we all know but this is only the beginning.  The scribes at the… Read More

How Risky is Equity Crowdfunding? Beauhurst Has Answers

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UK research firm Beauhurst has compiled some interesting data regarding the success, or failure rate, of issuers raising capital via equity crowdfunding. The UK is the most developed country in the world when it comes to raising capital online.  But the real results will inevitably… Read More

Dealstruck Survey: 76% of SMEs Report Being Stable but 57% are Concerned About Weaker Economy

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In the midst of a market in turmoil and a presidential election cycle where economic polemics are at an all time high, Dealstruck, an SME direct lender, has released a report they compiled using Survey Monkey (+/-5% error).  According to their survey; 76% of small… Read More

Data Reveals: Rewards Crowdfunding is the New Seed-Funding

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Data provided by TheCrowdfundingCentre asserts that crowdfunding is the vehicle driving an “unprecedented” global wave of innovation.  In a report entitled, “2016: State of the Crowdfunding Nation”, the authors state that rewards based crowdfunding is providing much needed seed funding for smaller firms thus generating… Read More

Growth of Sharing Economy Creates Interesting Challenge as UK Government Struggles to Measure Economic Benefits

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While the emerging sharing economy clearly produces economic benefits driven by intrinsic efficiencies the sector is confounding the UK government a bit – as they are struggling to quantify the overall benefit to society. This was discussed, to a degree, in a recent report published… Read More

How Digital Startups Rescue Europe from the Great Recession 

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  An Update on How Close We Are to Getting Back on Track. Hub21 is a venture accelerator based in Ascoli Piceno (Marche Region in Italy), whose mission is to incubate startups, with Go-to-Market, fundraising, management support and its own strategic observatory over digital startups…. Read More

OurCrowd Report: Private Investing Doubled to $135 Billion in 2015

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Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has published a report on the “sudden ascendancy and dominance of private investing”. Their numbers indicate that venture capital has more than doubled since 2013 to $135 billion during 2015.  Crafted in partnership with Xconomy, the document highlights the dramatic shift… Read More

Biz2Credit’s December Lending Index: Small Business Loan Approval Rates End Year on High Note


On Tuesday, Biz2Credit revealed that according to its December 2015 small business lending index, approval rates at institutional lenders and big banks improved to a new post-recession highs. The small business financial technology platform revealed as the U.S. economy has steadily improved, big banks and institutional… Read More

The Equity Crowdfunding Bandwagon: South East Asia Jumps On Board

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Southeast Asia (SEA) represents a burgeoning regional economy comprising of 11 countries with a consolidated GDP of US$2.57 trillion (that’s approximately 15% the size of the US economy), and a combined population of 620 million people. It’s no wonder that there’s a buzz around the… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding Doubled in the Netherlands to € 128 Million in 2015

Netherlands Growth of Crowdfunding

A new report by consultancy firm Douw & Koren (D&K) states that crowdfunding has experienced a rise of over 200% in the Netherlands during 2015.  The authors state that during the last year € 128 was raised in comparison to € 63 million in 2014.  More than… Read More

International Organization of Securities Commission Publishes Report on Crowdfunding Regulation


The International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) has published a report on the regulation of crowdfunding.  This is a follow on to an IOSCO working paper that was published in 2014 and largely focuses on the potential for fraud and risk.  As national regulations have… Read More

The Importance of Access to Capital: Pepperdine Report Shows Interest Rising for Crowdfunding Equity, Debt

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Business and Management publishes a periodic report on access to capital and its impact on small business. Authored by Dr. Craig Everett, an assistant professor of finance, his findings indicate growing interest in raising capital online.  The report, completed in… Read More

Brief: Reportlinker Conducts Research on Bitcoin

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Reportlinker, a market research solution company, announced on Wednesday its new research on cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The company shared: “Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency. Its success lies in its ability to create consensus for a transaction database, a blockchain, between a large number of… Read More