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.

Three Ways Crowdsourcing Boosts the Take-up of Cycling

Three Ways Crowdsourcing Boosts the Take-up of Cycling

Governments the world over are encouraging more people to use bicycles, and various forms of crowdsourcing are used to support their efforts. This article looks at co-creation to map popular cycle routes in a city; automated sensors and data collection to monitor...

BOLD CEOs Who Are Spreading Positivity

BOLD CEOs Who Are Spreading Positivity

It is widely accepted that crowdfunding can deliver a startup business with much more than just money to invest. Successful projects demonstrate customer traction, deliver product validation, show a willingness to work hard - because crowdfunding is hard work - and...

Crowdfunding the Future of Air Travel

Crowdfunding the Future of Air Travel

Governments the world over are grappling with the task of deciding where it's safe for its citizens to travel to, whether to impose isolation sanctions on overseas visitors and people returning home, or just implement an outright ban on travel to and from certain...

The Coronavirus Impact on UK Crowdfunding

The Coronavirus Impact on UK Crowdfunding

Ahead of our Virtual Crowd Summit on Crowdfunding on June 11, this is an overview of the impact of the pandemic lockdowns, working from home and social distancing on crowdfunding activity in the UK in 2020 during Covid-19.  For generic background, a report from the...

What Problems Does Bitcoin Solve?

What Problems Does Bitcoin Solve?

Bitcoin’s halving, its third, on May 11 2020 put it back in the news - as if it’s ever far away - and means Bitcoin miners now receive 6.25 bitcoins. We decided to use this event as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the fundamental tenets of this cryptocurrency...

Why Rewards Crowdfunding Matters

Why Rewards Crowdfunding Matters

Rewards crowdfunding matters because of the part it is playing in moving us from where we are today, to where we need to go. The world is facing unprecedented challenges - environmental, economic, and social. One only needs to turn on the news to see the vast array of...