Small Talk: Crowdfunding must now be taken seriously by rivals

Small Talk: Crowdfunding must now be taken seriously by rivals

The Independent

Despite phenomenal growth in crowdfunding over the past three years – funds raised in 2014 were up 161 per cent – the sector is still not widely seen as a genuine rival to mainstream financiers of smaller businesses. Private equity and venture capital firms, in particular, are relaxed about the threat crowdfunding poses, because individual deal sizes have been modest.



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