Is this the Year Crowdfunding Comes of Age?

CrowdThat’s the question recently  raised by the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI):

With the rapid growth of the donation- and perk-based crowdfunding markets, growing support from the members of the angel capital community and the anticipated release of the final SEC rules on the sale of crowdfunding securities to non-accredited investors, the crowdfunding experts anticipate that 2014 could be an important turning point for the industry. Several notable trends from 2013 are anticipated to grow in 2014 including niche crowdfunding markets, regional crowdfunding models (especially in rural regions) and the amount of money invested. In an article for Forbes, Bill Perish projects the market will grow to $10 billion in 2014, up from $3.7 billion in 2012. Perish, the CEO of Mosaic, believes growth will be driven by equity investments made by social investors.

An important development to watch this year.  The full post is at the SSTI website here.

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