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My crowdfunding journey started when I was helping to oversee the production of our report on crowdfunding in the Autumn of 2012 'Crowding in: How the UK’s businesses, charities, government and financial system can make the most of crowdfunding'. This blog follows what happened after I paid up in November 2012 and eagerly waited to see if the project I had backed got enough funding to go ahead.
Jo Casebourne
Thursday, 15 January 2015
illustration: network grid with ticking bomb
2015 will see a high-profile blow-up in the world of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. But this is a good sign, not a bad one, says Stian Westlake
Three years ago Nesta published research which aimed to profile and explore crowdfunding platforms. We also began to fund and support a group of crowdfunding platforms to grow their services. This took place at a time when the market for crowdfunding was just beginning to develop in the UK. Now, as we are preparing to run the largest ever crowdfunding study with Cambridge University, it seems like a great time to go back and take a look at how these pioneering platforms have grown and developed over the time….when crowdfunding went mainstream.
Alice Casey
Wednesday, 13 August 2014