Towards the end of last year, we were asked to write a blog series on crowdfunding for Social Media Week. The series has now come to an end. Below you can find a collection of the series’ posts. Keep an eye on this blog, we will continue to share with you insights and more interviews with some of the key players in the crowdfunding arena.
Crowdfunding – A concept whose time has come?
Tim introduces the concept of crowdfunding and discusses the strong links between crowdfunding and the reach, empowerment and engagement of social networking.
A Social History Of Crowdfunding
Daniela considers the history of crowdfunding in its connection with the web, and as a sequence of developments parallel to the growth of the social web.
Getting A Share. Equity Based Crowdfunding
Tim explores equity-based model crowdfunding for capital formation, hot topic at the moment with the legislation in the US about to change.
Crowdfunding Platforms, to each their own
Daniela describes the different types of crowdfunding platforms, classifying them by the type of return people will get, i.e. rewards, equity, or micro-credit, and further by some of the more affirmed sub-models.
Components of a Good Crowdfunding Campaign
Tim and Daniela used their experience and analysis of crowdfunding to come up with a bit of general advice that should be useful to anyone wishing to start a crowdfunding campaign.
Interview with Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube
Crowdcube is the world leader in equity-based crowdfunding. Launched in February 2011, the UK based platform has set the pace in bringing to the fore a new mechanism of raising capital for entrepreneurs and established businesses alike.
Crowdfunding Bicycle Building – An interview with Andrew Denham of the Bicycle Academy
The Bicycle Academy, an innovative plan to train people to build bike frames whilst providing bikes to the developing world, used crowdfunding to generate the funds it needed to set up. We had the chance to speak to Andrew Denham, the founder of Bicycle Academy at the very end of 2011.