As the year comes to an end, let’s review some of the best articles – and your favourite pages on ibusinessangel in 2012 and let’s see what 2013 has in store for us… Crowdfunding Websites If 2012 was the year that Crowdfunding finally took off – at least in terms of growth and interest in crowdfunding websites – then 2013 will be the year when it comes of age. The UK already has equity crowdfunding (instead of just donation funding) sites and one site alone has raised over £4m of startup capital. 2013 will see the explosion of crowdfunding not just in the UK, but also in the US where the JOBS act will pass into law; plus additional and exciting developments to come from many western markets – such as Italy which passed its Digital Agenda Package at the end of 2012.
I'd be grateful for some feedback on a Crowdfunding model pattern I've been developing with students as part of a series of seminars, workshops and lectures at universities in the UK. My starting point was Monica Appelbe’s Crowd Power: letting the crowd fund your small business poster on the Intuit Small Business Blog . I particularly liked the way she frames crowdfunding as part of an evolution of funding methodologies from micro-finance to crowdfunding, through micro-lending and peer-to-peer loans: I also provide two patterns I've found that have used the Business Model Canvas template, so that a comparison of the Peer-to-Peer Lending model (e.g. Zopa.com) can be made with Micro-lending model (e.g. Kiva.org):
Must Reads Daily Must Reads, January 23, 2013 by Julie Keck
Crowd funding is a new innovation in business investing, in which a crowd of people group together to provide funds to a business.
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Das Jahr 2010 war für Online-Crowdsourcing-Plattformen durchaus ein erfolgreiches und auch 2011 könnte noch die ein oder andere Überraschung in diesem Segment bereit halten. Gründerszene hat sich daher den Jahreswechsel einmal zum Anlass genommen, um einen Überblick über sieben sehenswerte europäische Crowdsourcing-Plattformen zusammen zu stellen.
Crowdfunding challenges traditional barriers to financing and by-passes conventional gatekeepers of investment.
With all of the chairs occupied and several people standing in the wings, La Cantine was buzzing Wednesday night with Internet enthusiasts, anxious to hear Raphael Beaugrand , Jean Samuel Beuscart, Jean-François Michel, and Frédéric Bardeau express their views on the topic at hand. The questions of this conference, put on by KissKiss BankBank and Social Media Club , were: " Does crowdfunding create social relationships?
Aspiring entrepreneurs face new challenges in the new economy: credit card limits are down, banks are stingy with loans, grants are harder to find and odds are that once-rich uncle is now underwater on his mortgage.
Crowdfunding’s growing up. On one such site, 13,512 people recently raised nearly $1 million for a Chicago designer. And fan-funding sites are now bankrolling albums from established music acts, not just dodgy indie bands. But just how much are these services making for members, and for themselves? I’ve spent the last few weeks collecting data on the sector, by talking with all the main crowdfunding platforms… My conclusion: an estimated $80 million has been pledged through these sites , by fewer than a million supporters.
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ON NOVEMBER 3rd, surprisingly, a bill was passed by the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support. The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act aims to make it easier for small businesses to raise money through “crowdfunding”.
By ANGUS LOTEN Congress is considering exemptions to decades-old securities regulations as a way to throw open the doors to entrepreneurs who want to legally sell equity stakes in their start-ups over the Internet. But some, such as Jared Hardy, co-founder of a North Dakota beer start-up, aren't waiting for Congress to act.