Nathan Rose is the Director of Assemble Advisory, an agency which specializes in helping businesses raise equity through crowdfunding. Originally from New Zealand, Nathan constantly crisscrosses the planet and speaks to entrepreneurs from around the world who have had success with equity crowdfunding.
A report released by Future Cities Catapult claims that in the future, crowdfunding will become the de-facto method to assign council resources and budget to local projects.
“You can coddle your rage, or you can fully engage.” ― Tony Cleaver
At midnight on March 31st 2017 the European Commission public consultation “Policy Actions for Cultural & Creative Crowdfunding” will come to an end.
Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has now helped 10,000 games acquired funding since it first launched in 2009.
The platform states that $613 million has been raised across the projects by 2.46 million different people. Of those people, 1.45 million had backed more than one project.
Crowdfunding sites have been great sources of some of the most innovative products in recent years.
Many people who successfully funded their projects on crowdfunding sites have actually gone on to form fairly successful companies – case in point is Peak Design, a company that started out on Kickstarter but has now gone on to successfully retail camera bags and photography accessories.
Millennials, the generation born roughly between 1980 and 1994, are coming of age and becoming more financially secure.
On today's Crowdfunders: how equity crowdfunding is getting on abroad, there's a new portfolio evaluation service on Seedrs, and a big crowdfunding conference is on the horizon. Find out more on below.
The media industry is still trying to find a sustainable business model in an era of massive changes. Legacy media outlets and newer ventures alike can struggle to find funding for new projects. Many media entrepreneurs and journalists have been trying to raise funds through alternative methods. One of the most popular yet daring ways to do so is crowdfunding. Read more on International Journalist Network below.
Slovenian start-ups raised almost EUR 1.8m on three popular crowdfunding platforms in 2016. There were fewer campaigns than in the year before, but they were more successful.
Amounts collected on crowdfunding platforms, loans to online SMEs, grants, etc., increased by 112% to 628.8 million euros, according to the KPMG barometer and the French Participatory Financing Association. Read more in French below.