Crowdfunding is a way to raise funds for a specific cause or project by asking a large number of people to donate money, usually in small amounts, and usually during a relatively short period of time, such as a few months. Crowdfunding is done online, often with social networks, which make easy for supporters to share a cause or project cause with their social networks. - from Wikipedia
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 DealFlow Media, 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.
Crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in -- Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents -- bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more. IPOs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies ... and this book will lead the way.
PRINT BOOK - in Pepperdine library
This explains how the explosive growth of connectivity via physical and social technologies 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.
TED Talk (YouTube)
Raising Money, working with uncertainty, reducing complexity; all challenges when trying to make an idea happen. With live audience participation, Simon demonstrates what crowdfunding is, how to crowdfund your idea and why you should use crowdfunding to make your idea a reality.