You might have heard about crowdfunding. But do you exactly know what it means? Basically, this is the combination of crowdsourcing and micro-financing. The outcome, people are flocking to support a common project, cause or company in different parts of the globe. These people are pooling their money in startup businesses either with expected return or rewards in the end or just as a plain gift.
The great thing about crowdfunding is that, it can be utilized as another form of investment that can be used in specific purpose like for budding innovations, Cryptocurrency signals
and so forth. This is referred to as equity crowdfunding or otherwise known as loan based crowdfunding. This has great potential of shaping the future of a private organization.
You are investing in a startup company with expectations of getting returns in the future.
Creating a Win-Win Situation?
When crowdfunding is used as investment, it benefits both the investor and the people involved in the creation of a new product/service. You may be wondering how?
As mentioned, it lets you look through the investment and collect all information before finalizing your decision. You don’t need to get into the investment right away. Rather, you have the opportunity of gathering data and analyze before making the final decision.
At the same time, you are supporting the continuous development of economy. Without your money to startup ventures as well as new startups, odds are they will not be able to get off of the ground. Because the economy is stable and having annuity rates and low interests, it leads to great gains and easily outweighing the risks. And for investors, this results to higher returns.
How it’s Benefiting the Business?
A benefit of crowdfunding that we should look further especially on small businesses is the massive amount of money they receive. They can easily access funds in various ways on top of bank loan. Let’s face the fact that engaging in a startup is risky. Gathering enough funds while trying to validate yourself within the market without people who try to buy your company is hard.
Unlike with crowdfunding, the only thing you have to worry about is where and how to get funding. All this while getting market validation and keeping equity in your own startup.