Crowdfunding Investment in Technology Could Hit $8 Billion By 2020

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Investments in crowdfunded technology are set to increase seven-fold from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2015 to $8.2 billion by 2020, according to “Crowdfunding: Strategies & Impacts for Technology Markets 2016-2020,” a new study conducted by Juniper. The study expects the crowdfunding industry to “see an accelerated growth from the lucrative, but less well-known, method of funding known as ‘equity crowdfunding’.” “Equity crowdfundng” refers to raising money through crowdfunding means for a share or interest in the company, not simply an early or lower cost version of the product or other perks.

In other words, smaller technology investments will be available to firms unable to get investments from Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors.

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