Just in! Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & UChicago Polsky Center Share Research from 2016 Survey (Infographic)

Last chance to complete your Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago and the Cambridge Centre for  Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School  2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey.  The survey highlights the size, growth and key market trends of the online alternative finance market across the United States, Canada, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Why participate? Answering only takes 20 minutes, your answers have tremendous research value and the research resulting from the survey will be free to those who participate.

All platforms – successful, unsuccessful, growing and failing – in the sector are encouraged to respond. EnglishSpanish and Portuguese versions of the survey are available. The data collected will be handled with confidentiality and all data will be aggregated into a final report scheduled to publish in May 2017.

The infographic below shows research results from the 2016 survey:


To participate in the Survey please use the links below.

All crowdfunding, marketplace/peer-to-peer lending and other alternative finance platforms that are currently operating in North, Central and South America may take the benchmarking survey. All participating platforms wishing to be acknowledged in the benchmarking report can submit their logo for display in the 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report.

For benchmarking research enquiries please contact:

E.J. Reedy, Director of Research and International Engagement, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Chicago via email [email protected]


Tania Ziegler, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge via email [email protected]

The findings of the survey will be made publicly available in a 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report due to be published in late May 2017. This year’s survey will highlight the changing nature of alternative finance marketplace across the Americas and hopefully facilitate dialogue and learning between key stakeholders and government officials.

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