crowdfunding is quickly becoming the world's incubation platform, changing the role of gatekeeper and finally giving the world true choice in determining which ideas come to life. Such meritocracy has never existed in the world of finance before. Thus, crowdfunding is changing finance for the better.
In what will soon be known as the new world, crowdfunding is empowering people to fund what actually matters to them.
The JOBS Act will enable entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to raise funds and gather investors through equity crowdfunding. It will reopen American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies (Companies with total annual gross revenues of less than $1 billion). It also lifts the ban on general solicitation/advertising; allowing entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to advertise for new investors, and assures that these businesses will have the necessary time and flexibility needed to grow.
What is the difference between pitching to business angels and an equity crowdfunding pitch?
This is the question I was recently asked, so here are my 7 key points on how traditional business angel pitches differ from equity crowdfunding or crowd investing…
A massive, 93-page study of the crowdfunding industry released earlier this week shows some promising figurers for the future of crowdfunding: In 2012, worldwide crowdfunding volume reached $2.7 billion. There were more than one million campaigns. By the end of 2013, the researchers concluded the crowdfunding industry could grow to $5.1 billion.
Released by Massolution, a Los-Angeles based business that does crowd-sourcing for enterprises, the research was quite bullish about the future of the crowdfunding model