"Businesses are looking to put their money where it matters – their offering to customers and their people." Jeremy Over, a partner of Moore Barlow, commented on a recent survey according to which SMEs are more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, like crowdfunding.
Contrary to popular belief, research is a collective effort. My notes about the 5th European Centre for Alternative Finance Research Conference.
Entrepreneurs who access equity crowdfunding are more likely to fail.
Nine in ten Generation Z consumers believe that companies have a responsibility to address environmental and social issues. What are the implications for all of us?
The latest findings by Politecnico of Milan.
A new study shows what the age effect in entrepreneurship is and tries to explain why media, VCs and academia are getting the wrong side of the stick.
A new report measures the success of UK universities in converting research into successful companies.
Results from a study "showed that people with higher wealth were more responsive to financial arguments than moral ones. Prioritising returns is on the one hand what you’d expect from investors in general; at the same time, it’s not what you’d expect if participation in sustainable finance were driven by a charitable impulse."Source: FT Alphaville
A brand new research from Morningstar finds that most investors, across ages and genders, have clear preferences for ESG investment products.
“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)
Results show that, although sustainability orientation does not increase the chances of success or of engaging professional
investors, it attracts a higher number of everyday investors.
Autism Google Glass crowdfunding campaign ships groundbreaking technology on time.
We live in the plasticene. While media, impact entrepreneurs and alternative finance take action, researchers call for additional scientific evidence to push down on politics.
While getting just 1.3% of venture capital financing, crowdfunding represents a sounding founding options for female-led firms.
Investors should be cognizant that while equity crowdfunding might provide prospects for good financial returns in the future, the flip side is that firms on these platforms are high risk in nature.
A new study demonstrates the joint roles of message features and network structure in the peer influence process.
Image conscious people are more likely to give to crowdfunding campaigns. In contrast, levels of income, social capital or religiosity do not affect the online giving context.
Concerns about the current political scenario linked to difficulties to access traditional finance, bring young entrepreneurs to consider alternative routes, a study confirms.