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Portals Ask: How Do I Find investors?
Crowdfunding

We share a guest post from Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica. Purcell keeps a highly informative blog, focusing on equity crowdfunding in the US, and we are publishing his latest post after the jump. In it, he discusses the different ways issuers can find investors for their deals.

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Scott PurcellMay 06, 2015 02:55 pm GMT1234 views
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Kickstarter Coming to Germany on May 12
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in the world, announced on Tuesday that it is opening up to creatives in Germany. Those interested in launching a project can sign up and begin creating their campaign. The earliest projects will open up on May 12. We reached out to Karsten Wenzlaff, founder of the German Crowdfunding Network, to find out what Kickstarter can do to attract German creatives to its platform.

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Anton RootApr 30, 2015 12:34 pm GMT1616 views
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Global Crowdfunding Market to Reach $34.4B in 2015, Predicts Massolution’s 2015CF Industry Report
CrowdfundingMarket trends and Statistics

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.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
 
i. Global Crowdfunding: Adoption, Evolution and Growth


Key Findings
 
i. Worldwide Funding Volumes
 
ii. Average Funded Campaign Size
 
iii. Observations and Trends
 
iv. Predictions


About this Research
 
i. The 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report
 
ii. The Research Team
 
iii. About Massolution


Crowdfunding Defined
 
i. Definitions
 
ii. Overview and Taxonomy
 
iii. Crowdfunding Models

Crowdfunding Market Growth and Composition

i. Market Analysis

Crowdfunding World Map: Funding Volume
 
i. Total Funds Raised


Growth by Crowdfunding Model
 
i. Funding Volume Distribution by Model


Growth by Crowdfunding Region
 
i. Funding Volume Distribution by Region


Campaign Statistics
 
i. Average Campaign Size
 
ii. Funding Probability
 
iii. Pledged vs. Paid Out Ratio


Most Active Categories
 
i. Top Performers


Funding Concentration
 
i. Global market share of leading CFPs
 
ii. Regional Market Share of Top 5 and Top 10 CFPs
 
iii. Leaderboards: By Region, By Model


Crowdfunding Platform Distribution
 
i. Growth in number of CFPs worldwide
 
ii. CFP World Map
 
iii. CFP Distribution by Model

Crowdfunding Market Predictions 2015

i. Predictions: Regions
 
ii. Predictions: Crowdfunding Models

Observations and Trends


Prognostications
 
i. An Evolving Landscape

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 07, 2015 05:03 am GMT14914 views
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SEC Votes to Implement Reg. A Rule Changes
Crowdfunding

SEC commissioners unanimously voted this morning to implement the proposed Regulation A rule changes commonly referred to as Regulation A+. The changes are a part of the JOBS Act, which was voted into law nearly three years ago.

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Anton RootMar 25, 2015 09:32 pm GMT2563 views
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RELEASED: Massolution's 2015CF-RE Crowdfunding for Real Estate
CrowdfundingMarket trends and Statistics

JUST RELEASED: Massolution’s new 150+ page in-depth report on crowdfunding within the high-growth category of real estate investments. For the first time, 2015CF-RE provides comprehensive data on the size and composition of real estate crowdfunding market, and thoughtful analysis on real estate as an asset class and the rapidly growing real estate crowdfunding sector.                  Buy Now

Want to find out how fast the industry is growing, how big the market is and is expected to be in 2015, and how many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Massolution's research team for 2015CF-RE, which consists of crowdfunding industry thought leaders and real estate domain experts, provides answers to these and many more questions about real estate and real estate crowdfunding.

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Researched and written by experts in real estate, banking and finance and crowdfunding, the report contains 158 pages of insight, observations, data and predictions covering the current state of real estate crowdfunding, the size and composition of the market for 2013 and 2014, leading CFPs and their distribution, forecasts for 2015, and much more!

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Carl EspostiMar 25, 2015 08:00 pm GMT7610 views
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Crowdfunding Takes Center Stage at MIPIM Real Estate Conference [Video]
Crowdfunding

One of the clearest signs that crowdfunding for real estate is beginning to enter the mainstream is that it was one of the biggest topics at the real estate conference MIPIM, which took place last week in France. The global real estate platform Wealth Migrate had a great presence at the conference, with the founder Scott Picken taking part in the panel ‘Crowdfunding: Industry game-changer?’ You can watch the discussion, as well as Picken's pitch for global real estate crowdfunding, after the jump.

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Anton RootMar 24, 2015 07:15 pm GMT1603 views
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Announcing the Release Date for Massolution’s 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report: Available 31 March, 2015
Crowdfunding

Available 31 March, 2015 - Massolution’s annual Crowdfunding Industry Report’s have become recognized as the most comprehensive, reliable and reality-based assessment of the worldwide crowdfunding industry. 2015CF provides detailed analysis of crowdfunding’s numbers for 2013, 2014 and projections for 2015, analyzing the numbers globally, by region and by model. 2015CF addresses year-over-year changes, which regions and models are growing the fastest or loosing market share, how funding concentration held by the top 5 and top 10 CFPs worldwide and regionally is increasing or tailing off, highest performing crowdfunding categories, number and distribution of CFPs, and much more! Order Now

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Carl EspostiMar 23, 2015 10:18 pm GMT3885 views
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Wealth Migrate’s Ambitious Wealth Movement Aims to Empower One Billion People by 2020
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Wealth Migrate, a South Africa-based real estate crowdfunding platform, is working on an ambitious project to create a more sustainable and better planet for all. The company is leading the Wealth Movement, working with crowdfunders around the world, 21st century businesses and governments to help an extra one billion people to become investors in real estate over the next five years. Find out more about the project after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 26, 2015 03:37 pm GMT2673 views
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Monetary Authority of Singapore Soliciting Feedback on Crowdfunding Framework
Crowdfunding

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published today a consultation paper that sets out the basic framework for a potential equity crowdfunding regulation in the country. The authority is now soliciting comments from interested parties; the comment period will end on March 18.

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Anton RootFeb 16, 2015 08:51 pm GMT4423 views
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Reddit Pulls Plug on RedditMade, Puts RedditNotes on Hold
Crowdfunding

In late October, Reddit, the popular community-driven news site, announced some exciting news: it was launching a crowdfunding platform called RedditMade. Only three months after the announcement was made, however, the company is ending its crowdfunding experiment.

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Anton RootFeb 04, 2015 06:40 pm GMT3420 views
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Tongal's 2014 by the Numbers [Infographic]
Crowd Creativity

Tongal, the video crowdsourcing company, enjoyed a strong 2014. The company grew its community by 120 percent, completed 270 projects, and saw five of its community-produced short films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Tongal recently released an infographic showing some of its successes of the past year -- check it out after the jump!

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Anton RootJan 23, 2015 05:55 pm GMT6425 views
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Kickstarter, Others Release 2014 Funding Numbers
Crowdfunding

Earlier this week, Kickstarter released its annual year recap, highlighting some of the best stories from the past year and revealing the amount of money it raised in 2014. The totals are impressive: 22,252 projects funded to the tune of $529 million — more than $1000 per minute, as the platform pointed out.

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Anton RootJan 09, 2015 07:01 pm GMT6662 views
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14 Real Estate Crowdfunding Lessons from 2014 [Video]
Crowdfunding

Scott Picken, the founder and CEO of the global real estate crowdfunding platform Wealth Migrate, recently sat down and shared some of his biggest lessons learned from 2014, focusing on real estate crowdfunding. Find out what his biggest takeaways from 2014 were, and what his thoughts are on succeeding in 2015 after the jump.

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Anton RootJan 05, 2015 07:32 pm GMT4611 views
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‘Crowdfunding Is a Race to Win:’ How the French are Using Regulation to Boost Their National Crowdfunding Platforms
Crowdfunding

Karsten Wenzlaff, coordinator of the German Crowdfunding Network and a member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum, provides a report from the recent Convention of the European Crowdfunding Network. He examines how Europe's countries differ in their crowdfunding regulation, and focuses on France as an example of appropriate regulation.

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Karsten WenzlaffDec 23, 2014 04:34 pm GMT6049 views
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Malaysia Announces the Next Phase in Its Plan to Become a Leading Global Hub for Digital Work
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

In October 2014, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, announced new Digital Malaysia initiatives to further extend the benefits of the "digital economy" to the B40 and to deepen the economic impact of niche sectors. One of the key initiatives is to enhance the standard of living of the B40 community by accelerating existing efforts under Digital Malaysia to help the poor earn new income via crowdsourcing. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 17, 2014 03:52 pm GMT6251 views
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Indiegogo Drops Fees for Personal Campaigns
Crowdfunding

Indiegogo, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms around, announced today the launch of Indiegogo Life, a program that cuts fees on personal crowdfunding campaigns. Though Indiegogo is dropping its fees, there will still be payment processing fees of three percent that users will need to account for. Typically, the platform charges four percent on all successful campaigns, and nine percent on flexible funding ones that don’t meet their goals.

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Anton RootDec 15, 2014 06:41 pm GMT4038 views
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The German Government Restricts Equity-Based Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Karsten Wenzlaff, coordinator of the German Crowdfunding Network and a member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum, writes in to discuss the proposed crowdfunding regulations in Germany, and shares his concerns about the outcomes the proposals may have on the crowdfunding industry in the country. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 01, 2014 03:33 pm GMT8072 views
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How to Pick Partners and Projects for Global Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

In 1995, Microsoft’s then-CTO Nathan Myhrvold asserted that the internet would make the middle man redundant. Myhrvold was ahead of his time, but whether it is travel agents or taxi companies, it is happening today. Crowdfunding, likewise, has the potential to disrupt countless industries.

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Anton RootNov 26, 2014 12:06 am GMT5562 views
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2015CF Crowdfunding Industry and Crowdfunding for Real Estate Reports: Pre-Order Today at a Special Pre-Release Price!
Crowdfunding

How fast is crowdfunding growing? How big is the market expected to be in 2015? How many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Pre-order Massolution’s upcoming 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry and 2015CF-RE Crowdfunding Real Estate reports to find out the answers to these questions and many more!

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 25, 2014 01:33 am GMT7086 views
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Learning from the Failures: Building Trust in Crowdfunding Campaigns
Crowdfunding

In this Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli looks at some questionable campaigns, and shares tips on how to make sure your campaign comes off as genuine. Read Rose's advice and leave her your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliNov 17, 2014 12:02 pm GMT5329 views
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