Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 1642822582
ISBN 13: 9781642822588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Book Review:

In the age of social media networking and personal brands, a new form of fundraising is gaining significant traction. Whether you are a paleontologist seeking financial assistance for fossil excavation, or a musician looking to fund your first album, people are turning to crowdfunding as a way to realize projects, spread awareness about a cause, or even cover medical expenses. The New York Times articles collected in this volume give a sense of the great variety of crowdfunded projects, the particular advantages or drawbacks of the method, and the potential challenges and controversies that can arise from crowdfunding. Features such as media literacy questions and terms help readers understand how the reporting of the topic has developed.

Crowdfunding Overview of the Industry Regulation and Role of Crowdfunding in the Venture Startup

Crowdfunding  Overview of the Industry  Regulation and Role of Crowdfunding in the Venture Startup
Author: Igor Micic
Publsiher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2015-02
ISBN 10: 3954893630
ISBN 13: 9783954893638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Overview of the Industry Regulation and Role of Crowdfunding in the Venture Startup Book Review:

This book aims to take stock and systemize existing knowledge on crowdfunding while providing overview of the industry, its regulatory environment and advancing the insight into the role of crowdfunding in the startup lifecycle. It is adopting an exploratory and phenomenon-based approach which is deemed appropriate when investigating rather new phenomena. Furthermore, the research combines survey and interview methodologies to assess the opinion and real-world behavior of different stakeholders in crowdfunding marketplace and identify gaps requiring further academic consideration. Empirical data was gathered using multiple interactive web-based questionnaires distributed to different stakeholders and “informed general public” mainly through the social networks (Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter) and direct solicitation of entrepreneurial associations, networks and online communities. The study conducted relies on both qualitative and quantitative analysis in attempt to find data patterns useful in future research and establish some managerial and policymaker recommendations based on limited evidence collected. The work adds value to this field through a 3-fold contribution: Taking a look at crowdfunding through the prism of SWOT analysis of the practice itself and Porter’s 5 forces analysis of crowdfunding platforms industry. Providing evidence in favor of implementing various degrees of regulation based on different crowdfunding categories, using the Italian case of equity-based crowdfunding regulation as a model. Finally, it yields some interesting findings on relevance of crowdfunding in the venture startup while pointing out key motivators which make entrepreneurs consider this fundraising option. In addition, related policymaker/managerial implications are exposed and academic literature updated with reference to contemporary developments in this dynamic field.

Advances in Crowdfunding

Advances in Crowdfunding
Author: Rotem Shneor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
ISBN 10: 3030463095
ISBN 13: 9783030463090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Crowdfunding Book Review:


Author: Bishnu Kumar Adhikary,Kenji Kutsuna,Takaaki Hoda
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 9811315221
ISBN 13: 9789811315220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Book Review:

This book discusses the concepts, types, models, and patterns of crowdfunding to provide a comprehensive portrait of this newly developed market-based financial tool. In addition, it examines a number of economic theories to help readers understand the proliferation of crowdfunding, reviews empirical works to find gaps in the literature, and outlines future research directions. A unique feature of this book is that it discusses Japan’s crowdfunding approach, which is somewhat different from that of the Western countries, by highlighting a specific crowdfunding platform (Music Securities) and a crowdfund-backed firm (SABAR restaurant). Further, it explores the suitability of Japan’s crowdfunding approach for addressing the financial needs of SMEs in developing countries,using Bangladesh as a representative case. Finally, the book identifies some lessons learned from crowd funding so as to advance research into this phenomenon, and to make it efficient and sustainable. As such, the book will benefit novices, academics, researchers, and policymakers interested in crowdfunding technology.


Author: Douglas J. Cumming,Sofia A. Johan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN 10: 0128146389
ISBN 13: 9780128146385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Book Review:

Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights presents fundamental knowledge on this maturing economic field. Assembling and arranging datasets, case analyses, and other foundational materials on subjects associated with crowdfunding, the book systematically, comprehensively and authoritatively provides access to a consistent body of crowdfunding research. With the crowdfunding industry now consolidated, this core reference can serve as the basis for research projects and applied work. Presents a complete scope of crowdfunding areas in the international landscape Combines economics with international business, management, law and finance Enables practitioners and researchers to compare regulatory frameworks, best practices and market opportunities Includes a freely available website of supplementary pedagogical material

Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs
Author: Francesca Di Pietro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN 10: 1000033988
ISBN 13: 9781000033984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs Book Review:

This is the first book of its kind to systematically integrate crowdfunding in the entrepreneurial finance research field and extend the current debate to show how crowdfunding can be leveraged as a strategic tool to grow new ventures. Utilising original empirical evidence of companies that have raised funds via crowdfunding, it discusses the value-added services that the crowd provides to entrepreneurs, as well as how and under which conditions crowdfunding helps company development by facilitating subsequent access to critical financial and non-financial resources from external stakeholders. The first part introduces the most popular models and tactics for a successful crowdfunding campaign and illustrates the characteristics of the crowdfunding phenomenon and its evolution across the world during the last decade. The second part of the book, demonstrating how crowdfunding can be a starting point to seed financing, illustrates and discusses how entrepreneurs can use crowdfunding as a strategic tool for accessing subsequent resources from external stakeholders – showing the benefits, beyond capital, that entrepreneurs can gain from the crowd, as well as potential risks. Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs is particularly useful for academics, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurial finance, strategic management, as well as professionals interested in how crowdfunding can be utilised as a strategic tool to create competitive advantage.


Author: Steven Dresner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 1118746864
ISBN 13: 9781118746868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Book Review:

A groundbreaking book on the growing trend of crowdfunding Crowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last few years. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-based financing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that will change how early stage and small business financing transactions are consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEO of, understands the nuances of how crowdfunding can help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now he shares those insights with you. Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of a global audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and other professionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that are catapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essential issues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transaction management, and business planning to securities law and tax issues. Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look at the current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimate concerns Examines effective techniques for communicating with the crowd Details equity-based financing and other sources such as debt instruments Contains contributions from a wide array of individuals involved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, social media, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staff Crowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businesses better access to capital via the Internet/social media. It also allows an investor of any size to back a business of their choosing. This new book will show you what this process entails and how it can benefit everyone involved.

Smart Computing Applications in Crowdfunding

Smart Computing Applications in Crowdfunding
Author: Bo Xing,Tshilidzi Marwala
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 1351265075
ISBN 13: 9781351265072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Computing Applications in Crowdfunding Book Review:

The book focuses on smart computing for crowdfunding usage, looking at the crowdfunding landscape, e.g., reward-, donation-, equity-, P2P-based and the crowdfunding ecosystem, e.g., regulator, asker, backer, investor, and operator. The increased complexity of fund raising scenario, driven by the broad economic environment as well as the need for using alternative funding sources, has sparked research in smart computing techniques. Covering a wide range of detailed topics, the authors of this book offer an outstanding overview of the current state of the art; providing deep insights into smart computing methods, tools, and their applications in crowdfunding; exploring the importance of smart analysis, prediction, and decision-making within the fintech industry. This book is intended to be an authoritative and valuable resource for professional practitioners and researchers alike, as well as finance engineering, and computer science students who are interested in crowdfunding and other emerging fintech topics.

Summary The Crowdfunding Revolution

Summary  The Crowdfunding Revolution
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publsiher: Primento
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2014-11-12
ISBN 10: 2511022281
ISBN 13: 9782511022283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary The Crowdfunding Revolution Book Review:

The must-read summary of Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom's book: "The Crowdfunding Revolution: Social Networking Meets Venture Financing". This complete summary of the ideas from Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom's book "The Crowdfunding Revolution" shows that crowdfunding is an innovative, collaborative way to fund projects: it is the fusion of social networking and venture capitalism to obtain funding for worthy causes, get capital for companies in exchange for an equity stake or to pre-sell items to fund production costs. In their book, the authors suggest that crowdfunding has the potential to be even more successful than traditional methods. This summary explains how you can take advantage of collective IQ and wallets, and how to implement this new type of investment model. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Crowdfunding Revolution" and discover the new, exciting route to funding.

Crowdfunding on Steroids

Crowdfunding on Steroids
Author: Douglas Slain
Publsiher: Private Placement Publications
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2014-04-07
ISBN 10: 1492229172
ISBN 13: 9781492229179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding on Steroids Book Review:

The SEC has lifted an 80-year ban on general solicitation. For the first time, start-ups can use public solicitation and public advertising, including online, to sell private offerings. This handbook discusses these changes and how to take advantage of them.

Crowdfunding Advice

Crowdfunding Advice
Author: John P. Apple
Publsiher: Booktango
Total Pages: 1
Release: 2014-10-11
ISBN 10: 1468951939
ISBN 13: 9781468951936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Advice Book Review:

Crowdfunding Advice True Advice: How to Kickstart Your Crowdfunding Projects and why I won't do it again! John P. Apple is a Pen Name used by the author to remain anonymous. This is the second book published to date on advice. Her first book has been very successful "Workplace Bullies Suck..." where she advises the best way to overcome workplace bullies, the author chooses to remain anonymous only to protect her identity so she can say it like it is. He/She draws on her experience to help others with her candid advice not necessarily to sell books, but to help others from the mistakes, and hands on experiences she has endured to better someone else's life. He/She is a very successful entrepreneur and enjoys helping others thrive like she does.

Online Crowdfunding Platforms

Online Crowdfunding Platforms
Author: Martha Damus
Publsiher: epubli
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN 10: 3844287361
ISBN 13: 9783844287363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Crowdfunding Platforms Book Review:

Martha Damus gives valueable feedback on how crowdfunding platform support projects.

Archetypes of Crowdfunding Platforms

Archetypes of Crowdfunding Platforms
Author: Florian Danmayr
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 3658045590
ISBN 13: 9783658045593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archetypes of Crowdfunding Platforms Book Review:

Currently, a new potential paragon of fundraising and financing, in particular crowd funding (CF) attracts a lot of attention. Basically, CF is an open call for capital, mainly via the internet, where the desired campaign can be evaluated and financially supported by a large group of individuals, the crowd. The matchmaking process between campaign creators and potential investors is mainly established by a standardized CF platform (CFP). Scientific discourse on CF is still nascent, since existing studies and papers focus on the potential of CF and its basic principles. Florian Danmayr addresses crowd funding platforms as object of his analysis and contributes to the body of literature by enhancing knowledge on the composition of the CFP market.

Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding

Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding
Author: Hans Landström,Annaleena Parhankangas,Colin Mason
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1788117212
ISBN 13: 9781788117210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Crowdfunding Book Review:

Crowdfunding is a hot topic and this Handbook provides a service to the research community by codifying, discussing and examining research in this area. It will be a starting point for researchers seeking high quality research in this new and important area.

Accredited Investor Crowdfunding A Practical Guide for Technology Executives and Entrepreneurs

Accredited Investor Crowdfunding  A Practical Guide for Technology Executives and Entrepreneurs
Author: Thomas E. Vass
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 1622877233
ISBN 13: 9781622877232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accredited Investor Crowdfunding A Practical Guide for Technology Executives and Entrepreneurs Book Review:

The purpose of this book is to describe how an established technology company or an entrepreneur can use crowdfunding to raise capital from accredited investors. The book is targeted to small private technology companies, usually with less than 10 employees, and with more than 3 years of operational experience. Within the category of equity crowdfunding, there is a sub-category called "accredited investor" crowdfunding, characterized by investments made by investors who expect a profit, and generally will continue to support the enterprise over a longer period of time than the venture capitalist. Generally, the goal for the amount raised would be around $1 million. As is the case for most of the Reg D capital raised in 2012, the use of the capital is for business growth and expansion, in such items as new staff, sales and marketing, and new capital equipment. From a technological point of view, the capital would generally be used to improve an existing product or service, called a sustaining innovation. The book covers the steps and executive or entrepreneur follows to prepare and execute a crowdfunding project. It provides a detailed analysis of the 10 accredited investor crowdfunding websites currently in operation. This book is not about donor-based crowdfunding, or its near cousin, non-accredited investor crowdfunding. This book is intended for CEOs of technology companies and technology entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about this new technique of raising capital.

How to Successfully Use Crowdfunding

How to Successfully Use Crowdfunding
Author: Pat Gunning
Publsiher: Patrick & Gina Gunning
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Successfully Use Crowdfunding Book Review:

Crowdfunding is a Quick Way to raise Money for almost any Need... If you do it Right!

Unlocking Kickstarter Secrets Crowdfunding Tips and Tricks

Unlocking Kickstarter Secrets  Crowdfunding Tips and Tricks
Author: Mario Lurig
Publsiher: Mario Lurig
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 1300684267
ISBN 13: 9781300684268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking Kickstarter Secrets Crowdfunding Tips and Tricks Book Review:

Unlocking Kickstarter Secrets is your guide to creating a successful Kickstarter or Indiegogo project. The e-book offers guidance, tips, and tricks for creating, marketing, and fulfilling your project goals. Do you want to learn how to determine how much money to raise? What kinds of rewards attract backers? How to use pricing to your advantage? Learn these answers and more with this concise guide to crowdfunding.

The Crowdfunding Revolution How to Raise Venture Capital Using Social Media

The Crowdfunding Revolution  How to Raise Venture Capital Using Social Media
Author: Kevin Lawton,Dan Marom
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-12-07
ISBN 10: 0071790462
ISBN 13: 9780071790468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crowdfunding Revolution How to Raise Venture Capital Using Social Media Book Review:

THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW METHOD FOR RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS “The declaration of independence for our industry!” —MAT DELLORSO, WealthForge Inc. “The Crowdfunding Revolution should be on the mandatory reading list for everybody active in the industry or for everyone who’s planning to be.” —CROWDFUND NEWS “Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom have done a great job. . . . A must-read for everybody entering the field of crowdfunding!”—GIJSBERT KOREN, Smarter Money “We recommend this book highly to anyone who is fascinated by this new methodology for funding projects and endeavors. . . . A wonderful read.” —BRIAN MEECE, RocketHub “Read this book if you want to catch the next wave!” —FRED BRYANT, WealthForge Inc. “A must-read for anyone interested in the early stage funding process.” —MANDAR KULKARNI, “The Crowdfunding Revolution offers fundraising inspiration for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.” —BUSINESS2COMMUNITY “The Crowdfunding Revolution offers fundraising inspiration for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.” —SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS YOUR POOL OF INVESTORS JUST INCREASED BY 2 BILLION . . . Since the day the first human being approached a prospective investor, the province of capital allocation has been controlled by a small and entrenched minority. All this has changed. Now, the power of the Internet—particularly social media—enables anyone to connect with more investors in less time than it used to take to connect with one. The investing pool is open, everyone is in—and The Crowdfunding Revolution shows how to get to the forefront of the new world of venture financing. This groundbreaking guide explains how the explosive growth of connectivity is obviating human-to-human networks and centralized planning of capital allocation—and describes how crowdfunding can be used to tap into a “collective intelligence” for far superior results. Providing a wealth of information that will make your crowdfunding efforts more efficient and productive, the book is organized into three thematic sections: THE ROAD HERE: A thorough overview of what crowdfunding is—and how and why this radical new approach is replacing traditional means of venture financing THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN: Proven methods for marketing to the crowd, setting clear objectives, building a crowdfunding team, and communicating in a way that inspires action THE ROAD AHEAD: The crowdfunding ecosystem, intellectual property issues, mining collective IQ, new investment models, and regulations More than 2 billion people globally are now active online—and that number is guaranteed to grow at an extraordinary rate. The Crowdfunding Revolution explains all the ins and outs of raising investment capital by using social media and new technologies to draw small sums of money from an almost countless number of sources. Organic. Transparent. Decentralized. This is crowdfunding. This is the future. Read The Crowdfunding Revolution and become the first expert in your crowd on this radical new approach poised to supplant age-old venture financing methods.

Crowdfunding Personal Expenses

Crowdfunding Personal Expenses
Author: Salvador Briggman
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 9781533254337
ISBN 13: 1533254338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding Personal Expenses Book Review:

Yes, it's true, crowdfunding is a NEW way to help pay for personal expenses. These could include medical bills, emergency costs, and memorial funds. Crowdfunding can also be used to help pay for your education expenses or volunteer efforts. But, that's not all. Crowdfunding isn't just for charity or personal cause campaigns. Believe it or not, more and more newlyweds are turning to crowdfunding to pay for their honeymoon! Some are even using it to pay for travel expenses! I've been writing about crowdfunding since 2012 and have seen more campaigns that you can imagine. Last year alone, I helped nearly 400,000 individuals raise money from the crowd through my website, podcast, newsletter, and forum. Even though crowdfunding is an amazing tool, there's a right and a wrong way to raise funds online. That's where I come in. I'm going to guide you through the murky waters and share with you the best techniques, strategies, and give you the inside scoop on some of the crowdfunding platforms or websites out there. I'll also give you a heads up on costly MISTAKES TO AVOID when launching your first campaign. Believe me, you don't want to make a fool of yourself or learn the hard way. I'm going to make it dead simple and give you the step-by-step guide for raising money online. All you'll have to do is copy it!

Crowdfunding as a financial instrument for startups

Crowdfunding as a financial instrument for startups
Author: Steven Wolf,Eugen Kraemer
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN 10: 3668040605
ISBN 13: 9783668040601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowdfunding as a financial instrument for startups Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,3, The FOM University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, language: English, abstract: In the past years the number of startups increased continuously. Often it is the case that a startup doesn’t have the financial power to realize a business and if an investor or a financial institute refuses to support the startup many good ideas can fail already at the beginning. Therefore it is necessary for startups to find new ways for financing the business ideas. Crowdfunding is one method for financing and investing which nowadays reaches a high popularity and growth among innovative people, groups and companies. To get a better understanding of the whole context this term paper investigates the different perspectives and actors of crowdfunding to give an answer to the actual aim. The aim is to analyze whether crowdfunding is an appropriate way of gaining funds for startups or not. In the first part the theoretical information is provided. This includes definitions and differentiations of used basic terms like crowdfunding and crowdinvesting as well as the different forms of crowdfunding. Also in the same part the functionality and the historical development of crowdfunding will be shown. In chapter 3 the actors of crowdfunding – the startups, the investors and the platforms – will be described. This part will focus on the different reasons, aims and other important aspects for each of the actors. An overview of advantages and risks for startups and investors will be given in the fourth chapter. To have a better impression about the different crowdfunding forms, levels and scales, the fifth chapter will show some examples of successful crowdfunding campaigns. Based on all researched and derived information, the last chapter will give a summary and conclusion to the aim of this term paper.