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.

Source: Forbes

"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." 

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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.”

Luke Lang, co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, to CNBC

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Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, says Gita Gopinath, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.