Crowdfunding

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

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 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

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...

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. To feed this number of people, food production will have to increase by around 70% from the 2005/07 levels (source: The World Bank). Meeting this...

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...

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...