Montag, 6. Mai 2013

Estimated Size Of U.S. Crowdinvesting: $3,9 Billion


While Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson added credibility to the concept of crowdfund investing by predicting crowdfund investing could amount to a $300B market, we believe that the market size may be much small yet equally impactful

said Sherwood Neiss, co-founder of the Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance and co-author of the size of market report. 

The potential is not only measured in dollars funded but also in the numbers of business started and jobs created.

The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, based out of the College of Engineering’s has a mission to establish the world’s leading academic and applied research; teaching and policy regarding innovations in how entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses are funded. The Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance was launched in November 2012 to study the impact of new financing mechanisms such as crowdfunding.
“Crowdfund investing could be a game-changer. This paper is the first of its kind to provide academic rigor to the initial sizing estimates of the crowdfund investing market that may become a very significant asset class over the next decade,” said Jason Best, co-founder of the Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance and co-author of the paper.” More Information



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