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.

How to Automate a Crowdfunding Project

How to Automate a Crowdfunding Project

Before looking into ways that creating a successful crowdfunding project can be automated, it is probably best to identify what the key elements of a crowdfunding project are. Traditionally, financing a business, project or venture involved asking a few people for...

5 Top European Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

5 Top European Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

Equity crowdfunding is an alternative business finance model that began in the UK with the platforms Crowdcube in 2011, and then Seedrs in 2012. Economies were still reeling after the 2007-9 global financial crash, and banks had much less inclination to lend money to...

Top Equity Crowdfunding Sites in North America

Top Equity Crowdfunding Sites in North America

Equity crowdfunding is an alternative finance model that leverages the power of the internet for owners of privately-owned businesses to raise funding by offering shares. At the same time, it allows private investors to buy equity in businesses that they believe are...

Crowdfunding For Causes Does More Than Raise Money

Crowdfunding For Causes Does More Than Raise Money

The crowdfunding platform GoFundMe recently announced it had broken the $30 billion barrier for the total amount of money people have raised on it. We are all quite aware of the multitude of individuals who have asked for donations to help pay medical bills, education...