First Global Crowdfunding Index to be Launched

BBD, a leading big data provider, announces the launch of its new Global Crowdfunding Index in partnership with Academy of Internet Finance (AIF) and Crowdsurfer.

The index will capture information from thousands of platforms worldwide, enabling investors to access reliable information and assess investment opportunities and manage risks and will embrace a diversity of sub-sectors, including donation, reward, and equity crowdfunding, peer to peer lending, invoice trading and increasingly, real estate finance.

There are currently an estimated 5000 established crowd finance platforms, and an average of 50 new platforms being launched each month worldwide.

This dramatic growth, a press release states, makes new approaches to analysis and information provision essential to enable investors, entrepreneurs and governments to optimise the direction and evolution of this young new industry.