This study is focused on understanding the reasons why was crowdfunding born and its rise in Spain. The researchers surveyed more than 4.000 Internet users living in Spain. With this data, they have achieved interesting conclusions about the phenomena which influences knowledge and tendency to accept crowdfunding; how is social perception among people who know it; which are the main barriers and attractions to use it; and which are the reservations Internet users have about it.
This study is focused on understanding the reasons why backers finance projects with crowdfunding. Researchers surveyed more than 4.000 Lánzanos users, one of the biggest crowdfunding platforms in Spain. With this data, they have achieved interesting conclusions about the main reasons that motivate donors to invest/donate their money, about different types of backers who coexist depending on their behavior, and about principal projects characteristics which attract or discourage backers.
President Obama called crowdfund investing “game-changing” when he signed the JOBS Act into law on April 5, 2012. Using average American can use to invest in entrepreneurs they believe in and local businesses they trust. Prior to this law, only accredited investors had this opportunity. If Americans invest just 1% of their savings via crowdfund investing, this policy change will deliver over $300 billion to the small businesses, which will stimulate entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation. These results are achieved without any US government spending. Authors argue that crowdfund investing shouldn’t be a part of a solution to economic crises in the United States alone, but that it can be a global solution as well. This paper explores how governments can unlock the power of crowdfund investing by enabling and business innovation.
This paper is structured to give a concise overview of the state of crowdfunding in Europe, with the aim of establishing policy and a distinct framework for the European crowdfunding industry.
To maintain the integrity and proper ethics of crowdfunding in Europe, authors believe it is essential to create a framework of best practices and suggest a three pillar approach: regulation, education and research. In this paper, it is outlined a number of potential policies and regulations which authors believe offer a good star- ting point for a broader discussion.
This report makes a general revision of crowdfunding characteristics, focusing on equity crowdfunding. It explains the model paying attention to its regulation, dynamics, market… while mention some interesting examples.
This document, written by IOSCO, presents an exploration of crowdfunded markets, paying special attention to its main characteristics, benefits and risks. It also explains the regulatory regimes for peer-to-peer lending and equity crowdfunding. Finally, it uses all compiled information to recommend future public measures.
Crowdfunding in Mexico: the power of digital technologies to transform innovation, entrepreneurship and economic inclusion
This report is one of the most exhaustive documents available about Mexican crowdfunding numbers and statistics. It shows the situation sorting data by region and by model taking into account the complete environment of the country (cultural, political, regulatory…). In addition, it makes future recommendations.
This annual report is the most exhaustive document available about worldwide crowdfunding numbers and statistics. It shows the present situation sorting data by region and by model. In addition, it predicts the future situation of crowdfunding market.
In this brief and schematic report, this entity shows the most important numbers related with equity crowdfunding in the world in 2014. To capture the scope of equity crowdfunding, it has created an inforgraphic showing the past and present accomplishments of the industry along with future projections.
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