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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!
In this Crowd Coffee: Pebble Time campaign shows that crowdfunding has changed; Yemeni rebels using crowdfunding to raise money for weapons; NHS has crowdsourced bottom-up ideas for change; open innovation at Tata Steel; and more.
The Pebble Time smartwatch campaign is entering the homestretch. With over $20 million raised, the record-breaking campaign will be over in under 12 hours. Campaigns typically tend to see a boost in the last hours, as those on the fence decide to jump in and pledge, and the same is likely to take place with the Time. Given that the watches are practically complete, there should be no delays in shipping — something that hurt Pebble’s previous campaign.
Crowdcube announced earlier this week that it’s launched the 'Sprint Program' to make it easier for seed stage startups to raise money from the crowd. The platform says the first company to make use of the Sprint Program, an almond milk company called The Pressery, was able to raise £150,000 in under two hours.
In this Crowd Coffee: how crowdfunding is changing tech startup financing; London's popular Camden Town Brewery goes to Crowdcube; crowdsourcing ebola locations in Liberia; accelerating innovation with help from the crowd; what's next for the sharing economy; and more.
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.
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.
In this Crowd Coffee: real estate crowdfunding is growing up; Flavourly raises £300,000 on Crowdcube after rejecting Dragon's Den offers; Super Troopers 2 campaign launched on Indiegogo; crowdsourcing and online language learning; who to sue in the sharing economy; and more.
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.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: a personal flamethrower on Indiegogo; crowdfunding and taxes; FanAngel stays in the headlines; reasons to explore open innovation; UK's Labor party looking at the sharing economy; and more.
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
Kickstarter is best for projects that offer tangible rewards -- say a wallet, or a smartwatch. But when you're running a campaign for your app, it may be more difficult to get people to pledge to your project. In that case, reaching out to media is the key. In her latest column, Rose Spinelli writes in to discuss how to get the word out about your campaign. Read her advice, and leave your own questions in the comments!
In this Crowd Coffee: Ferguson businesses turn to crowdfunding; Invivio sets New Zealand's equity crowdfunding record; IdeaScale sees boost after Obama administration's transparency directive; has the sharing economy become too selfish; and more.
Hilda Lunderstedt, a South Africa-based serial entrepreneur and a crowdfunding evangelist, writes in to discuss how real estate crowdfunding is empowering women to grow their wealth and get access to opportunities they weren’t able to reach before.
In this Crowd Coffee: P2Bi hits $50 million in SME loans; Florida again looking to legalize crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing Week coming next month; Deadspin crowdsourcing freedom of information request; crowdsourcing a solution to workplace gender inequality; and more.