The world is on the precipice of creating a trillion-dollar crowdfunding market. In Australia, the ASSOB has offered a crowdfunding investment portal since 2005. In the UK, equity crowdfunding is already in progress, with investment platforms such as Crowdcube and Seedups. And in the Netherlands, crowdfunding is ramping up with Symbid.
The crowdfunding components of the American JOBS Act and the Italian Decreto Crescita are now in the process of finalizing the attendant regulation before securities crowdfunding goes live.
Industry associations are popping up everywhere, including in India, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. (CFIRA, CfPA).
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