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Portals Ask Where Is All This Going? What’s the Future of the Crowdfunding Industry?

Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica, keeps a highly informative blog, focusing on equity crowdfunding in the US, and we are sharing the latest post after the jump. In his latest post, Scott poses the question, "what will the securities crowdfunding industry look like in 5 years? 10 years?"

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Carl EspostiSep 17, 2015 01:09 am GMT4160 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 GMT15729 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 GMT8641 views

At Crowd2Fund our philosophy is simple: Finance should be easy Crowd2Fund is a new kind of crowdfunding that gives you control and flexibility on how you raise funds or how you invest....

Carl EspostiAug 28, 2014 04:39 pm GMT3281 views
Campaign Leader by Community Leader

CommunityLeader is an online marketplace that connects private companies with prospective investors in a single intelligent network for accessing and managing equity Crowdfunding opportunities. If...

Carl EspostiOct 31, 2012 08:23 pm GMT2791 views
Campaign Leader by Community Leader
RocketHub [Video Interview] - How to succeed at crowdfunding

Brian Meece, CEO and co-founder of RocketHub, discusses how fundraisers can launch a crowdfunding campaign and succeed at crowdfunding.

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Carl EspostiMay 16, 2012 07:15 am GMT6002 views
CROWDFUNDING INDUSTRY REPORT: Market Trends, Composition and Crowdfunding Platforms
document CrowdfundingIndustry-focused Research

This research report provides an in-depth analysis of crowdfunding market trends and composition, and an overview of Crowdfunding Platforms (CFPs) that explains their functionality and the...

About this Research
Research Sponsors
Participating Crowdfunding Platforms
Key Messages
Introduction and Methodology
– Definition of four main types of crowdfunding platforms
– Research methodology
– Breakdown of number of participating CFPs by category and region
– Breakdown of participating CFPs in terms of funds raised by category and region
Market Growth and Composition
– Growth in worldwide funding volume and composition by funds raised, category, year, and region
– Forecast of funds raised for 2012 by category
– Market growth and composition by number of CFPs, category, year, and region
– Market growth and composition by number of campaigns, year, and region
– Average campaign size by category
– Total funds raised by CFP maturity
– Concentration of funds raised by Top 5 and Top 10 CFPs
– Analysis of funds pledged compared to funds paid out
– Location of CFPs globally
– Percentage breakdown of CFPs by region and category
Crowdfunding Models
– Allocation of capital for Equity-based and Lending-based categories by industry sector
– Analysis of funds paid out per Equity-based project
– Funds paid out for Reward-based and Donation-based categories by industry sector
CFPs Value Proposition, Functionality and Approach
– Commissions earned by CFPs
– White Label offerings by CFP category
– CFP's level of involvement in contracts
– Average crowdfunding campaign timeframes
– Analysis of the number of times Funders and fundraisers participate in campaigns and on the same platform
– Use of escrow accounts and forms of payment methods
– Basic requirements for fundraisers seeking to raise funds on a CFP
– Top differentiating factors offered by CFP by category

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Carl EspostiMay 08, 2012 08:05 pm GMT86515 views
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Total Global Crowdfunding To Nearly Double in 2012 to $3b (massolution Research Report)

LOS ANGELES, California – May 8, 2012 - massolution™, a research firm specializing in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding solutions, released its first comprehensive Crowdfunding Industry Report. After collecting data from more than 170 crowdfunding platforms (CFPs) and other sources, the results revealed that CFPs raised almost $1.5 billion and successfully funded more than one million campaigns in 2011 and will raise nearly $3b in 2012. The majority of these campaigns were in the donation-based category totaling 1,067 campaigns, and North America was the largest market for fundraising at $837 million.

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Carl EspostiMay 08, 2012 12:39 pm GMT15969 views
CFIRA: Progress and Meetings with the SEC and FINRA [Live Chat]

Key details: This week's live chat with the CFIRA leadership group, the group organizing to develop a self-regulatory framework for the crowdfunding industry, will begin at 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm BST on Monday, April 23. This week's chat will provide updates from a recent leadership group meeting held in New York on Wednesday, April 18 and meetings with FINRA and the SEC on Friday, April 20. You can submit your questions for this panel of experts right now in the comments at the end of this post, or to

It was a busy and fruitful week with well-attended meetings held in NY on Wednesday, April 18. The group agreed on two important mandates: first, the efforts to work with the SEC to guide the development of a framework for the regulation of the U.S. crowdfunding industry; and second, the need to work to coalesce the industry in order to form a united group that could represent the needs of the industry, beyond the development of a workable regulatory framework.

In this week's Live Chat we will be providing updates on the progress that has been made including details of meetings held with FINRA and the SEC.

We invite you to join members of CFIRA's leadership group and our securities attorneys for this week's live chat in order to learn of the progress that has been made and to invite you to continue to ask questions and provide input.

Please post any questions you have for this next Live Chat as comments to this post or to We will field the questions.

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Carl EspostiApr 21, 2012 08:16 pm GMT5635 views
Crowdfunding: What's Legal and When [Live Chat]

As a result of this week's live chat, the SRO working group learned that there is some confusion around whether and when platforms can charge a fee for facilitating crowdfunding. We invite you to join members of CFIRA's leadership group and our securities attorney's for next week's live chat to clarify this issue.

Specifically, platforms have the following abilities:

• Until July 4, 2012, platforms may not facilitate any form of "solicitation" or advertising of raises;

• From July 4, 2012 until January, 2013, platforms may only facilitate "Regulation D" offerings, must limit all offerings to accredited investors, and cannot charge a fee for that facilitation;

• After January, 2013, platforms may offer crowdfunding offerings (not Regulation D offerings), and may charge a fee to facilitate those offerings.

We will discuss this in more detail to answer questions you may have, and welcome you to our next Live Chat at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST on 16 April 2012.

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Carl EspostiApr 12, 2012 05:47 pm GMT5838 views
Crowdfunding Industry Establishes Standards to Help Prevent Fraud

As the JOBS Act and the provisions to legalize crowdfunding within it were becoming the most talked about item on Capitol Hill last week, Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) debuted here on

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Carl EspostiMar 21, 2012 10:16 pm GMT7821 views
A Look at the Proposed Amendments to the Crowdfunding Bill

Wednesday, the Senate cloture vote on H.R. 3606, better known as the JOBS Act, passed 76-22--the package will allow companies to offer securities to non-accredited investors via crowdfunding platforms. The JOBS Act passed the House by a 390-23 vote on March 8 and in a rare showing of bipartisan agreement on the economy during an election year. The Obama administration has expressed support for the JOBS Act, which the President intends to sign into law when the legislation reaches his desk.

Immediately after affirming the vote, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Scott P. Brown, (R-MA) and Jack Reed (D-RI) proposed two additional amendments.


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Carl EspostiMar 21, 2012 08:13 pm GMT11652 views
Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained, a Short Animated Film by

A short animated film by, narrated by's Founder, Carl Esposti, describing the four different ways Crowdsourcing works and the five different categories of things you can do with crowdsourcing.

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Carl EspostiMar 16, 2012 04:26 am GMT17833 views
Enterprise Crowdsourcing Research Report by massolution
Cloud LaborMarket trends and Statistics

massolution™, a research firm specializing in crowdsourcing solutions, today released the first comprehensive report on the enterprise crowdsourcing industry. After collecting data from 32 Crowdsourcing Service Providers (CSPs), the results revealed that crowdsourcing continued to demonstrate growth in 2011, with revenues increasing over 75% when compared to 2010. This growth is largely driven by the aggressive adoption of crowdsourcing within the Internet Services, Media and Entertainment and Technology sectors.

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About This Research
Key Messages
1. Introduction and Methodology
2. Market Growth and Maturity
3. Worker Trends and Composition
4. Client Trends and Demand
5. Provider Strategies and Capabilities
Appendix. Profiles of Participants CSPs

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Carl EspostiMar 10, 2012 09:05 pm GMT44787 views
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Enterprise Crowdsourcing Use Cases Analysis
document Cloud LaborCategory-focused Research

The rapid growth of the crowdsourcing market has led to the continuous emergence of new use cases. In order to create the most complete inventory of crowdsourcing use cases possible, the...

About This Research
Crowdsourcing Use Case Categories
1. Ideation-based Tasks
2. Expertise-based Tasks
3. Freelance-based Tasks
4. Software Services
5. Micro-tasks

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Carl EspostiJan 14, 2012 08:05 pm GMT17321 views
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Making it legal: Crowdfunding bills navigate critics

In the second part of a two-part series on the Crowdfunding bills currently stalled in the U.S. Senate, founder Carl Esposti addresses some of the central criticisms levelled at the legislation.

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Carl EspostiJan 09, 2012 07:26 pm GMT6223 views
Making it legal: Crowdfunding bills waiting in the wings founder Carl Esposti offers this in-depth look at the crowdfunding bills now being considered in Washington, D.C. and how they could shape the future. This is the first post in a two-part series.

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Carl EspostiJan 05, 2012 04:20 am GMT6389 views
Crowdsourcing Industry Infographic - December 2011 [Download Version]

Here is the final December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic available for download, re-formatted as a printable version.

In addition to updated site listings, this new version contains a number of important changes that reflect the current views of our research and editorial teams and input from our viewers. The previous taxonomy identified seven applications of crowdsourcing as well as a ‘Tools’ category — eight in total. After a period of considerable review, we’ve settled on six main categories of crowdsourcing.

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Carl EspostiDec 26, 2011 06:47 am GMT6771 views
December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” [DOWNLOAD VERSION]

Here is the final December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” Infographic available for download, re-formatted as a printable version. [DOWNLOAD VERSION] In addition to updated site...

Carl EspostiDec 26, 2011 06:46 am GMT6253 views
December 2011 “Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape” [DOWNLOAD VERSION]
Crowdfunding World Record

In a really exciting first in the world of crowdfunding, the Rushmore Group which runs private members’ clubs in London has become the first business ever to raise more than £1m using a crowdfunding platform. Based in the UK, Crowdcube is one of the first business finance crowdfunding platforms for businesses to raise equity finance. Crowdcube launched in 2010 as the “next generation of business investment” and offers a new way to fund start-ups and business expansion by providing budding entrepreneurs a platform to connect with ordinary people and raise venture capital.  

Selecting Crowdcube for its fundraising platform, Jonathan Downey, founder and owner of the Rushmore Group, opted to use the crowdfunding model over other methods for raising capital needed to expand the business. Sensationally, the Group raised the money in the space of four weeks from 143 investors.

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Carl EspostiNov 28, 2011 07:57 am GMT6627 views
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