Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the new way of financing projects through online websites. The way of doing crowdfunding developed from in the beginning being donation/reward projects till today where it is mainly lending projects, yet equity crowdfunding also gaining popularity lately.

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The History of Crowdfunding
The history of crowdfunding goes back to 1200 when crowds financed shipping ventures, but the game changed with the internet. Crowdfunding as we know is a recent innovation but the history tells the story: Crowdfunding is here to stay.
Jan Bednorz   •   December 1st, 2020
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Crowdfunding Associations: Who are they and what are they doing?
As workers join trade unions to increase their visibility, cooperation and bargaining power, Crowdfunding platforms team up in so-called trade associations (TAs, also known as industry trade groups, sector associations or industry bodies).
Jan Bednorz   •   September 8th, 2020
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What is Litigation Crowdfunding?
Not a long time ago, crowdfunding was a niche associated mostly with local charities or struggling rock bands. Today it is possible to crowdfund a court case through litigation crowdfunding. But how exactly does litigation crowdfunding work?
Jan Bednorz   •   September 2nd, 2020
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Starting Your Own Crowdfunding Platform
Are you interested in starting your own crowdfunding platform? This article goes through all the most important factors and gives you a complete overview of what it takes to start your own crowdfunding website so you can help funding new projects.
Jan Bednorz   •   August 21st, 2020
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Reward Crowdfunding Explained
Reward crowdfunding is a very popular way for startups and entrepreneurs to receive the necessary capital in order to initialize the first steps of getting a business up and running. This is mostly done by pre-selling a product to fund the campaign.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 20th, 2020
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Fundraising with Donation Crowdfunding
Donation-based crowdfunding has proved an efficient way for small charities to not only raise funds for charitable causes but also to broaden their network and create awareness about their organization. This article takes you through all aspects.
Jonas Schmidt   •   April 15th, 2020
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Crowdfunding Explained: The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is an industry in rapid growth all over the world, with great potential for both fundraisers and funders. Crowdfunding is the way of raising funds from the public for either a business, an individual, a project, or a campaign.
Jonas Schmidt   •   November 24th, 2019
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Peer to Peer Lending
What is Invoice Trading?
Invoice trading is also known as p2p invoice finance or invoice crowdlending and is a type of peer-to-peer lending that allows individuals or institutional investors to purchase invoices or receivable notes from a business at a discount.
Jonas Schmidt   •   July 1st, 2019
Statistics of Crowdfunding in Europe by Country
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Crowdfunding in Europe: Market Size by Country & Finance Model (2019)
Crowdfunding in Europe consists of different types of alternative financing of which p2p consumer lending with a 42% market cap is the largest. The highest funding volume still originates from the UK followed by France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Jonas Schmidt   •   June 5th, 2019