UK Crowdfunding Market Prospects Explored by Ian Youngman in New Report Now Available at MarketPublishers.com21 Jun 2013 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – Crowdfunding, a way of raising funds via specialist online platforms instead of traditional lending, is becoming increasingly popular. Amid a range of different crowdfunding models, equity crowdfunding is the most common practice in the UK. The potential for use with or instead of traditional lending is huge and is a real new alternative to banks and venture capitalists as their traditional role as gatekeepers to finance is undermined.
However, there is a kind of tension between politicians and regulators over the process. It is expected that companies who wish to use crowdfunding should only target those investors who are well aware of how to value start-ups as well as of the strong likelihood of losing money if the business does not move into top gear.
New report “Major New Report on Crowdfunding in the UK” elaborated by Ian Youngman takes an up-close look at what is happening in the world of crowdfunding in the UK, besides giving guidance as to where the future lies.
The report explains how crowdfunding works, gives historical information, highlights the reasons for the emergence of this way of financing, and assesses the size of the market – global, European and the UK. Information on research in the field, regulatory issues and national government initiatives is included. The study also gives details about trade bodies, businesses and other users of crowdfunding, investors and donators as well as other lenders. The problems associated with crowdfunding are thoroughly examined, too. The research is enriched with extensive profiles of various specialist online platforms in or targeting the UK.
Types of crowdfunding covered include: straight donation, funding for reward, funding for equity, debt funding, and revenue funding.
Major New Report on Crowdfunding in the UK
Published: June, 2013
Price: US$ 1,886.00
More new market research reports by the publisher can be found at Ian Youngman page.