Crowdfunding

An alternative finance method of raising money from large groups of people, as donations, as a loan, or in exchange for company equity

Crowdfunding the Cost of Julian Assange’s Astonishing Flight Home

Crowdfunding the Cost of Julian Assange’s Astonishing Flight Home

Australian journalist and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is at last a free man. But at what cost? Seven years of living in a converted office in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, UK, and more than five years spent in the high security Belmarsh Prison in south...

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...

Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms in North America

Top Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms in North America

Real estate crowdfunding offers a chance for retail investors to be involved in the property market without the hefty upfront costs of buying a whole building, and then without the requirement to maintain any part of a building. Real estate investments can be made...

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 and Seedrs (rebranded in July 2024 as Republic Europe). Economies were reeling after the 2007-9 global financial crash, and banks had much less inclination...

Pros and Cons of Emerging Blockchain in Equity Crowdfunding

Pros and Cons of Emerging Blockchain in Equity Crowdfunding

The term Web3 refers to the next generation of the internet, where applications are built on top of blockchain networks and smart contracts. Greater introduction of blockchain technology in the Web3 equity crowdfunding model has the potential to make a significant...

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...

Announcing Crowdfunding for Justice and to Protect Civil Liberties

Announcing Crowdfunding for Justice and to Protect Civil Liberties

A crowdfunding campaign looks well on the way to reaching its target of AU$140,000 of donations to fund the post-production (editing) of a film. The film in question is a documentary called “Free The Truth: Free Assange.” Its purpose is to raise public support to...

How To Predict Crowdfunding Success Through Data Analysis

How To Predict Crowdfunding Success Through Data Analysis

Predicting crowdfunding success is a rapidly evolving field, and analysis of big data from various sources is becoming increasingly powerful for this purpose. An academic study concluded that the success of crowdfunding projects can be predicted by measuring and...

Humanizing your brand through crowdsourcing

Humanizing your brand through crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a powerful tool to help humanize a brand, which enables a better customer experience. By involving audiences in a range of business processes and initiatives it’s possible to build a sense of community, foster a more personal connection, and boost...

The Top 10 Crowdfunding Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

The Top 10 Crowdfunding Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Reward-based crowdfunding platforms led by Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the way entrepreneurs and innovators bring their ideas to life. Although both platforms began as platforms based on raising finance for arts projects, they soon expanded to...

Benefits of NFTs for Crowdfunding

Benefits of NFTs for Crowdfunding

NFTs are unique and indivisible digital assets, making them ideal for representing one-of-a-kind items such as art, music, and collectibles. Whilst each NFT is unique, an NFT can also verify part-ownership of an item or asset. Company stocks and shares, and real...

How to Leverage Crowdfunding for an Indie Film

How to Leverage Crowdfunding for an Indie Film

Crowdfunding can be a powerful tool for independent filmmakers to raise funds for their next project, while at the same time also doubling up as a marketing exercise to build an audience and generate a buzz. Both Indiegogo and Kickstarter are international...

What Does The Future Hold For Donations Crowdfunding?

What Does The Future Hold For Donations Crowdfunding?

Donations crowdfunding has already made a significant impact on the way people support charitable causes. Driven by social media and online platforms, it allows individuals and organizations to access a wider audience of potential donors and has made it easier for...

Top Crowdsourced Inventions In Recent Times

Top Crowdsourced Inventions In Recent Times

It was an article published by the Harvard Business Review that stated: “In practice, most crowdsourcing initiatives end up with an overwhelming amount of useless ideas.” Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, though we thought we’d outline some of the top...

How Crowdsourcing Supports Entrepreneurs

How Crowdsourcing Supports Entrepreneurs

Crowdsourcing supports entrepreneurs by helping them to be more efficient, effective and successful in developing and growing their businesses. It supports entrepreneurship in several valuable ways, including validating and improving an initial idea, generating...

The Risks and Returns of Crowdfunding

The Risks and Returns of Crowdfunding

The higher the returns anyone wants from making an investment, the more uncertainty (or risk) they need to expose their money to. This is certainly true in crowdfunding. This article looks at the risks and returns involved in reward, debt and equity crowdfunding, with...

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Backs Startups in India

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Backs Startups in India

Our Head of Content, Clive Reffell, caught up with the co-founder and director of CrowdInvest, Nakul Garg. It is a new cross-border equity crowdfunding platform that will begin trading in the UK in Q4 2022. Nakul is creating a win-win: through Crowdinvest, Indian tech...