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With banks hesitant to lend to small businesses, entrepreneurs are beginning to turn to peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms. One of the most prominent players in this field is Funding Circle, which made headlines recently when it raised a $65 million funding round to continue to beef up its operations in the UK and the US. One of the advantages crowdlending platforms tout over banks is speed. To show exactly how long it typically takes to secure a loan via Funding Circle vs. a traditional bank, Funding Circle put out the following infographic.
Crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli writes in with the latest edition of her new weekly column, Rose Recommends. This week, she answers a question about non-profit crowdfunding, and how that part of the industry is developing. Have your own crowdfunding questions? Don't hesitate to ask!
Crowdfunding has exploded over the past few years, as Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns raised millions of dollars and the JOBS Act promised to open angel investing to the masses. The company BusinessProfiles recently put out a good infographic showing some of the emerging industry trends, including self-run campaigns, niche platforms, and international expansion.
In this end of week edition: EarlyShares Q&A; Areal developers discuss suspended Kickstarter campaign; Indonesia's president-elect crowdsourcing cabinet member suggestions; FlightCar gets backing of high-profile angels; and more.