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Deloitte predicts crowdfunding portals will raise over $3 billion in 2013

Deloitte predicts crowdfunding portals will raise over $3 billion in 2013

See complete video interview and article here: Deloitte Technology Media Telecommunications Deloitte predicts that crowdfunding portals will raise $3 billion in 2013,  double the $1.5 billion raised in 2011. Crowdfunding portals are websites that enable large numbers of individuals to financially support a project or company, with each backer contributing just a small percentage (generally less than one percent) of the total funding.  A typical crowdfunded project has thousands of backers. Crowdfunding’s growth matters to TMT for two reasons.  First, some crowdfunded projects raise funds for new technological devices and media content such as computer games. Second, the portals themselves are likely to become a new…

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Crowdcube Raises £4.4 Million in First Half of 2013 – accelerates by over 500%

Crowdcube Raises £4.4 Million in First Half of 2013 – accelerates by over 500%

The Crowd raises £4.4m in first half of 2013 versus £2.7m for whole of 2012 Exeter, UK – 5 June 2013: Crowdfunding is taking off as an alternative source of finance for British entrepreneurs judging by the acceleration in funding that the world’s first equity-based crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, is experiencing. In the first five months of 2013 it raised £4,400,000 for 20 businesses compared with £840,000 for 11 pitches in the equivalent period of 2012. Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube says, “That’s a whopping 524% increase and we’re only at the start of June! In fact, we funded 25 pitches for a total of £2.7 million…

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The New “Soft” Money in Film-Financing Ecosystem

The New “Soft” Money in Film-Financing Ecosystem

They may not have realized this but more than forty-six thousand individuals – many of them ordinary Americans with no prior film industry knowledge – had a direct bearing on what has been happening this past week thousands of miles away at the Cannes Film Festival. Not so much on the rain-sodden red carpet action, as on the business dealings that went on in the makeshift offices of the French film sales company Wild Bunch just a short distance away from that nightly fusillade of flashbulbs. For it is here that Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here,” a project only made viable by the $3.1 million that…

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U.S. Leads World In Burgeoning Crowdfunding Trend

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Research firm Massolution released last Monday a crowdfunding industry report based on its research into 582 firms. 2013CF The Crowdfunding Industry Report estimates that crowdfunding sites globally will reach close to $5.1 billion in transactions for 2013, twice the $2.7 billion total for 2012. That data extrapolates to an 81% growth in 2013-12 versus a 64% growth in 2012-11.

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U.S. Equity Crowdfunding Activity 2007-2012

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EquityNet published today a free crowdfunding industry report containing statistics and trends based on U.S. businesses that used EquityNet from 2007 to 2012 to seek equity-based crowdfunding from accredited Reg D investors. Presented in the form of an embeddable infographic, the report presents some of the first statistics available on the original form of equity crowdfunding that involves the use of funding platforms such as EquityNet by accredited investors. It provides insight into how crowdfunding will appear under the deregulating provisions of the U.S. JOBS Act in which millions of non-accredited investors will be able to invest in privately-held businesses. In introducing the report, Judd Hollas…

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