To raise funds via crowdfunding or by other means, entrepreneurs have to tell stories. And this is much more effective than just show numbers, studies say.
Kickstarter research found that support for crowdfunding campaigns and the success rate of campaigns is consistent with pre-pandemic metrics. However, the number of live projects on Kickstarter is down about 25% from the same time last year. Meanwhile, the largest equity crowdfunding platform, Wefunder, just reported that investor volume was up 35% from February through April and, in early May, reported a record $2 million of investment on a single day.
The lack of disposable income casts shadows on the good performance of the industry in the first semester of the year.
The leading equity crowdfuning platform announced the launch of a new secondary product for later-stage companies.
To attract more investors.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) will have an enhanced role to facilitate coordination and cooperation.
A study reveals that crowdfunding could encourage future activism in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship and thus help drive global change towards sustainability.
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It has been a difficult quarter for Equity Crowdfunding. There were less deals but the crowd stuck at home during lockdown is responding to the situation and still actively investing in crowdfunding.Etienne Paresys, commenting on the current state of the UK market which halved its volume from £112 million raised in Q2 2019 to £53 million in Q2 2020.
The unique relational nature of entrepreneurial finance may make it highly susceptible to such a shock owing to the need for face-to-face interaction between investors and entrepreneurs.
ECN grows as it launches in Spain, hires two top executives to boost the organization and presents a week-long festival in Italy.
Fintech is set to be one of the priorities for the new course of the financial regulatory body.
This is what Kickstarter’s CEO told The Verge.
Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
"Systemic shifts require collective intent - something that is still scarce in business communities across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly changed that, and has created the necessary conditions for collective intent. The human race is at a crossroads, and the choices we make now will define future generations and their way of life."
Europe wants to mobilise all the resources at its disposal to kickstart the economy, including its financial markets.
The British Government ha presented the fund to help startups during the Coronavirus pandemic as the equity crowdfunding industry express some concerns.
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“People around the world are coming up with ideas on how to solve some of the problems and challenges we’ve faced in the last few weeks. For a lot of people, there’s a lot of time on their hands to do research, there’s a lot of thinking time. It is a perfect time to be doing that.”