"Empirical research shows that start-ups that are more innovative tend to attract greater interest from crowd investors (Le Pendeven and Schwienbacher, 2018). This finding contrasts with reward-based crowdfunding, where Chan and Parhankangas (2017) document that the crowd has a preference to support less innovative projects, perhaps because they face a greater risk if they are not able to deliver the promised reward." (Schwienbacher, 2019)
On top of traditional entrepreneurial finance channels, entrepreneurs have many other tools at their disposal.
Uncertain future signals a potential negative impact on the willingness of risking large sums of money as crowdfunders confirm to be the major investor type.
What Beauhurst’s data reveal and who leads the market.
Interviewed by Coin Central, the founder of Indiegogo reflected on how crowdfunding is evolving.
Just 31% have a female executive.
80% want to re-enter the tech ecosystem and support it post-exit.
However, the first half of 2017 saw a record amount invested into high-growth businesses.
Appetite for equity finance growing in Britain.