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.

Syndicate Funding: A New Way To Invest In Startups

How does one become an angel investor? There is no university where one can learn angel investing. However, crowdfunding is creating a unique path for learning through a system called syndicate funding. A growing trend in the U.K. and other parts of Europe, such as...

Crowdfunding and Innovation

Many a good innovation dies on the vine due to the lack of funds to make a prototype or take it to market. Crowdfunding is bridging this gap. The main idea with reward and equity crowdfunding is that the innovators and their helpers set up a fund raise as a new...

Why P&G and GE Ventures are on Crowdfunding Platforms

Why P&G and GE Ventures are on Crowdfunding Platforms

The naysayers like to write-off crowdsourcing as a marketing tool for brands that shortchange consumers for ideas. While it is true that a shallow crowdsourcing campaign can do that, companies that incorporate crowd innovation into their DNA not only create...

5 Things To Know About the SEC Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfunding is a part of the 'Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act' - a 2012 law that aims to help the economy by financing startups and small biz, hard hit by recession and lack of finance. Last week the SEC released the ground rules for crowd funded...

Next Logical Step in the Crowdfunding Revolution

The crowdfunding revolution is upon us. Whether you're talking rewards-based crowdfunding, donation, peer to peer lending, or equity crowdfunding, this financing option is growing into a stable and viable option for startups, entrepreneurs and businesses. But policies...

Join Darren Westlake of Crowdcube on #Crowdchat

Join Darren Westlake of Crowdcube on #Crowdchat

Are you an entrepreneur or investor with questions on crowdfunding for equity? Here is your chance. Darren Westlake, co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube - the equity based crowdfunding platform in U.K.  - will be talking all things crowdfunding and equity on our next...

Crowdfunding’s Latest Invasion: Real Estate

Crowdfunding’s Latest Invasion: Real Estate

This post written originally appeared on Forbes. Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the real-estate investment market, offering developers new ways to finance projects, small investors a way in, and the socially conscious an avenue to support their local communities—and...

Crowdfunding’s Latest Invasion: Real Estate

This post written originally appeared on Forbes. Crowdfunding is rapidly changing the real-estate investment market, offering developers new ways to finance projects, small investors a way in, and the socially conscious an avenue to support their local communities—and...