“We see the equity crowdfunding industry changing at an incredible pace and we expect to discover, as a result of this study, an evolved reality vs. the one we unveiled with last year report.”

(Max Lyadvinsky, CEO of Bloomio, on the second edition of 'The State of Equity Crowdfunding Report' they are working on with the IMD Business School)

"Investment crowdfunding platforms are looking to scale by becoming broker-dealers (...). Some may offer other affiliated investment banking type services or secondary trading platforms. Digital assets issued via blockchain based platforms may streamline securities offerings, reducing both friction and cost. There is hope on the horizon." (Crowdfundinsider on Indiegogo exiting equity crowdfunding).

Seedrs' co-founder Jeff Lynn goes out of beta as the platform introduces AutoInvest, a new investment bot for early-stage private companies which constitutes equity crowdfunding’s first move into automation: "This is a very exciting release for us, and for me personally, as it represents the initial realisation of a vision we have had for quite some time."