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A Surprising Look at the People Most Likely to Crowdfund

Who is likely to be the first crowdfunding investor demographic? The facts will surprise you.

American Dream Composite Index gives initial view into some ethnicity, age and socio-economic-based factors affecting one’s interest in investing in crowdfunding.

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Candace KleinApr 16, 2012 03:57 pm GMT5107 views
Moving the Crowd at iStockphoto: The Composition of the Crowd and Motivations for Participation in a Crowdsourcing Application
document Crowd Creativity

The results of the study indicated that the desire to make money, develop individual skills, and to have fun were the strongest motivators for participation at iStockphoto, and that the crowd at...

Pablo BracciniMar 27, 2011 04:20 pm GMT2409 views
Moving the Crowd at iStockphoto: The Composition of the Crowd and Motivations for Participation in a Crowdsourcing Application
Who is likely to be the first crowdfunding investor demographic? The facts will surprise you

Some interesting data about crowdfunding was released this week by the American Dream Composite Index, or ADCI, (, a statistical measure of the American Dream...

Candace KleinApr 12, 2012 08:57 pm GMT3697 views
Who is likely to be the first crowdfunding investor demographic? The facts will surprise you
Who is Likely to be the FIrst Crowdfunding Investor Demographic? The Facts will Surprise You.

American Dream Composite Index gives initial view into some ethnicity, age and socio-economic-based factors affecting one’s interest in investing in crowdfunding

Candace KleinApr 16, 2012 02:09 pm GMT3555 views
Who is Likely to be the FIrst Crowdfunding Investor Demographic? The Facts will Surprise You.
2013CF-The Crowdfunding Industry Report
CrowdfundingIndustry-focused Research

This report sets a new standard for comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from massolution's industry-leading brain trust. Like the widely-cited 2012 report, it digs deep and does the math to show who is crowdfunding what, where, how, and when - and what will happen next. But unlike its predecessor, this report also includes three original research chapters by top academics in the field: an analysis of crowdfunding dynamics and how it can be applied to generate viral “third-level acceleration” from the differing motivations of strong-tie vs weak-tie friends; a detailed, 15-country overview of the legal frameworks that surround crowdfunding worldwide, including relevant laws, government agencies, and possible reforms; and an analysis of direct crowdfunding, which questions the very need for platforms for non-investment funding models.

In addition to providing a practical, quantitative understanding of crowdfunding today and a high level synthesis of how its recent innovations will play out in the future, this report also includes surprising insights that can only come out of detailed research. For example, you'll learn which crowdfunding model (donation, reward, lending, equity, or royalty) has had a much better record of reaching its funding goals than all the others, how social vs. environmental raises differ widely, and how the financing of crowdfunding platform startups does not reflect the crowdfunding models they support.

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– Foreword
– Key Findings: Highlights; Predictions; Key Messages; Developments
– About this Research: The 2013CF Industry Report; The Research Team; About massolution
– Crowdfunding Defined: Definition and Taxonomy; Crowdfunding Models
The 2012 Crowdfunding Market
– Market Growth and Composition: Crowdfunding World Map by Total Funds Raised; Growth Rates by Crowdfunding Model; Predictions by Region; Predictions by Crowdfunding Models
– Campaign Statistics: Campaigns Worldwide; Crowdfunding Models
– Funding Probabilities: Threshold-Pledge Systems; Funding Probabilities; The Pledge vs. Pay Out Ratio
– Most Active Categories: Across the Models; Financial vs. Non-Financial Crowdfunding; Individual Models
Web 2.0 Financing
– The Collaborative Web
– Crowdfunding Dynamics: Social Ties; Social Proof; Third-level Acceleration: Strong Ties, Weak Ties, & Beyond
– Legal Frameworks: Global Overview; Key Markets and Initiatives
– Direct Crowdfunding: Case Studies; Applicability; Costs and Benefits of CFPs
– Emerging Crowdfunding Platforms: A New World Map; Niche Platforms; Crowdfunding Models and Threshold-Pledge Systems; Financial Backing
– Capital Inflow: Crowdsourcing Primer; Capital Inflow Distribution
– Developments: Industry Focus / Niche Platforms; Locavesting / Community Platforms; Hybrid Platforms; Enterprise Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding Economic Development; LIVE Crowdfunding

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 11, 2013 04:44 pm GMT120938 views
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The Future of Crowdfunding is Mobile

With smartphones becoming ubiquitous, crowdfunding platforms should develop mobile apps (or at least mobile optimized websites), writes Andrés Uribe of Expedition PR. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 01, 2013 03:22 pm GMT5393 views
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 GMT15667 views
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Announcing the Release Date for Massolution’s 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report: Available 31 March, 2015

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 GMT8607 views
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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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

i. An Evolving Landscape

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 07, 2015 05:03 am GMT82105 views
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Motivations for Crowdsourcing

Organizations implement crowdsourcing applications in the hopes that the participation of an online community — a crowd — results in the design of goods or the solving of problems for the organization. Thus, it is important to understand how and why individuals in the crowd participate in these arrangements in order to maximize the crowd’s abilities. Crowds participate in crowdsourcing willingly, and they are not always driven by the opportunity to make money in the process. An organization that understands what motivates its crowd to participate and fulfills these needs will sustain a productive crowdsourcing platform.

In the past few years, research has been conducted specifically on the crowds of some well-known crowdsourcing applications to determine what motivates them to participate
. These findings indicate that crowds are motivated by a diverse set of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, and individuals in the same crowd can be motivated for different reasons. Some common crowdsourcing motivators include the desire to earn money, to develop one’s creative skills, to network with other creative professionals, to build a portfolio for future employment, to challenge oneself to solve a tough problem, to pass the time when bored, to contribute to a large project for the common good, and to have fun.

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Daren C. BrabhamOct 10, 2011 06:04 am GMT15964 views
The (Unofficial) NIST Definition of Cloud Labor and Crowdsourcing

A few weeks ago, I was attending the NSF Workshop on Social Networks and Mobility in the Cloud. There, I ran into the NIST definition of cloud computing (PDF).

After reading it, I felt that it would be a nice exercise to transform the definition into something similar for the dual area of "cloud labor" (a.k.a. crowdsourcing).

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Panos IpeirotisApr 03, 2012 03:00 pm GMT6167 views
The Crowdfunding Business Bonanza For Lawyers, Accountants and Consultants

Laurie Thomas Vass, owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss Wassily Leontief's economic theories in the context of the crowdfunding ecosystem.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 12, 2013 12:00 pm GMT5152 views
Turning to the 2013CF Report to Make Sense of the Crowdfunding Industry

Just a few weeks after the release of 2013CF, the phones began ringing again with requests from media looking for insight into the crowdfunding landscape and this powerful new force that is changing the nature of our relationships, not just with capital and cash, but with each other.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 30, 2013 05:56 pm GMT8679 views
2015CF Crowdfunding Industry and Crowdfunding for Real Estate Reports: Pre-Order Today at a Special Pre-Release Price!

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 GMT11123 views
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