Crowdfunding: Fundamental Cases, Facts, and Insights presents fundamental knowledge about a maturing economic field. Assembling and arranging datasets, case analyses, and other foundational materials on subjects associated with crowdfunding, it systematically, comprehensively, and authoritatively provides access to a consistent body of crowdfunding research. With the crowdfunding industry now consolidated, this core reference can serve as the basis for research projects and applied work.
Acclaim for Crowdfunding "This book provides insightful cases and statistics from around the world on how rewards and equity crowdfunding markets work. It also includes useful information on marketplace lending. It is a great resource for entrepreneurs and investors, as well as for policymakers, academics, and students." - Craig Asano, Founder and CEO, National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association
"Crowdfunding offers detailed analyses of rewards and equity crowdfunding markets using statistical methods and case studies. I recommend it for academics, practitioners, and policymakers who seek a rigorous look at crowdfunding markets around the world." - Jay Ritter, Joseph B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction to Crowdfunding1. Introduction2. Overview of agency and signaling theory in crowdfunding3. Overview of institutional contexts and empirical methods
Part 2: Rewards Crowdfunding4. An overview of rewards-based crowdfunding5. Crowdfunding models: Keep-it-all versus all-or-nothing6. Crowdfunding cleantech7. Crowdfunding to internationalize
Part 3: Crowdinvesting8. Equity crowdfunding, valuation, and cases9. Equity crowdfunding and governance10. Signaling in equity crowdfunding11. Are equity crowdfunders sensitive to distance?12. Cash-clow and control rights in equity crowdfunding13. Does equity crowdfunding democratize access to entrepreneurial finance?14. Marketplace lending
Part 4: Crowdfunding Regulation and Policy15. Introduction to crowdfunding regulation and policy16. Demand-driven crowdfunding regulation17. Public policy toward entrepreneurial finance: Spillovers and scale-up18. Regulation and investment in fintech ventures19. Crypto regulation
Part 5: Conclusion20. Summary, conclusion, and looking forward