Crowd Finance

Collaborative or decentralized models of finance and investing, including equity crowdfunding, reward crowdfunding, crowd currencies, peer-to-peer lending and peer-to-peer commerce.

The Important Role of Crowdfunding for Agriculture

The Important Role of Crowdfunding for Agriculture

The world’s population is expected to have grown by over a third from 2009 to 2050, an additional 2.3 billion people. Feeding a global population of 9.1 billion people in 2050 will require raising overall food production by around 70% above the 2005/07 levels (source:...

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are the Future

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are the Future

DAOs, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, provide a flat, secure and democratic structure for people to collaborate towards agreed aims. Think of them as computer-driven businesses without fatcat bosses, where the aims and codes of conduct are embedded in...

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Financial Services

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Financial Services

The past 12 months of pandemic lockdowns and disruption to business through a mass of people working from home has posed a myriad of financial issues across all industries. Apart from internal financial struggles, companies might also be finding it difficult to gather...

How to Avoid Reward Crowdfunding Pitfalls

How to Avoid Reward Crowdfunding Pitfalls

Reward crowdfunding has come a long way from its early days on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as a way of raising money to support creative ideas and projects. There have been projects that generated millions of dollars’ worth of pre-orders for exciting new products, and...

Freedom of Speech and Crowdfunding

Freedom of Speech and Crowdfunding

A donations crowdfunding project launched by a former Google employee has exceeded its $130,000 target, with contributions from over 3,000 backers. A senior software engineer claims first-hand knowledge that Google has been exercising censorship, suppressing legal...