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What is Crowdfunding?
The Crowdfunding Landscape:
Three hybrids of traditional funding
personal causes & 501(c)(3) nonprofits
securities: equity, debt & revenue-share
contains elements of pre-sales, early adopter fan support, and friends/family funding
Who can use crowdfunding?
any stage of business – idea, startup, growth, established
any size of business – solo entrepreneur to Fortune 500
any kind of business – B2C, B2B, online, bricks & mortar, local, international
Why choose crowdfunding?
low barriers to entry – success based on social capital, goodwill & trust not FICO, collateral or repayment capacity
few limits on how much can be raised – from hundreds to millions of dollars
provides customer validation – test the market to see if your business or product will attract potential customers
supports diversity – reflects the marketplace and supports women, minority & rural businesses
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