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Last week’s announcement that the SEC voted to implement the proposed Regulation A rule changes (commonly referred to as Regulation A+) was a big confidence boost for the crowdfunding industry. How did crowdfunding get to this point, and how successful were the biggest campaigns? In order to help those who are just beginning to follow the crowdfunding space, the US-based platform Crowdfunder released an infographic providing the historical context to the rule change.
In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: Alibaba rival launches crowdfunding service; signs that crowdfunding is going mainstream; report on crowdsourcing forecasts; MTurk powers fake partner service; and more.
Global crowdfunding experienced accelerated growth in 2014, expanding by 167 percent to reach $16.2 billion raised, up from $6.1 billion in 2013. In 2015, the industry is set to more than double once again, on its way to raising $34.4 billion. These are the figures from Massolution’s highly anticipated 2015CF – Crowdfunding Industry Report, which was released today. The first 50 buyers can purchase the report at half price with the code FIRST50.
In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding becoming popular for accredited investors; crowd funds LSD, MDMA research; Google Ventures-backed Trada shuts down; crowdsourcing the perfect Easter cake; and more.
If you're raising money for a campaign that lends itself well to a powerful emotional appeal, it makes sense to make use of that. But, as Rose Spinelli writes in this week's Rose Recommends column, it's crucial to be mindful of what emotions you are exploiting and whether your message is too emotionally charged. Read her latest advice, and leave your own questions for her in the comments!