Nate Nead, director at CrowdFund.co, a ?non-traditional investment banker,’ writes in to discuss the costs and benefits of equity crowdfunding for individuals and institutions, focusing on potential challenges for the nascent equity crowdfunding industry.
We feature a guest article from Jesper Juul Andersen, ceo of BetterNow, a P2P fundraising platform for charities. “Crowdfunding is a term that is tossed around very liberally among charities, and it is often confused with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising,” Juul Andersen thinks. “The concepts are often used interchangeably, with one term being used instead of the other. This is an attempt at clarifying what the differences are and in what situations it makes sense to leverage these two fundraising methods.”
Thomas Vass, a registered investment advisor, and a regional economist, who manages a crowdfunding platform called The Private Capital Market, writes in to tell of North Carolina’s entrepreneurial history, and explains why he thinks it’s wrong to focus on startups and their exits, without looking at company innovation more generally.