Nadine Scholz shows that crowdfunding potentially shortens the development cycle of new products, thus enabling an earlier market entry.

Hence, crowdfunding serves as a multifaceted early-stage support instrument for innovation implementation facilitated by the crowd’s resources.

It not only provides upfront cash for product development and production, more importantly it enables a firm to show traction through the validation of the market demand that is based on the crowd’s function as information multiplicator generating public exposure and feedback.




Learn the ins and outs of equity crowdfunding with this informative guide.

Equity Crowdfunding for Investors is a comprehensive, objective, and authoritative guide to the social and financial rewards of crowdfunding.

Before now, angel investing and the spectacular returns possible in this asset class has been off-limits to all but the wealthiest Americans. 

Now equity crowdfunding portals allow the general public to buy shares in startups and fast-growing private companies for the first time in generations.

This book provides the guidance individuals need to invest wisely, tempering the excitement of leading-edge technology, 

innovative business models, and exciting new brands with thorough, practical know-how including investor limits and requirements, portfolio strategy, deal terms, and much more.

Readers will learn the pros and cons of investing in equity crowdfunding so they can make an informed investment decision, as well as best practices for finding, researching, evaluating, and buying into potentially profitable startups. 

Digital components include tables, graphs, comparison charts, screen captures, checklists, and other tools that further enable readers to make suitable investment choices.

Equity crowdfunding is a new, exciting, and evolving way for growing businesses to raise capital and for average investors to buy equity in those businesses. 

It has been hailed as a”game changer” in the private capital markets, particularly the angel investment asset class, which includes angel investing. 

This book shows readers how to take full advantage of this new avenue of investment, without being taken advantage of themselves. 

Make Smarter Investment Decisions Avoid Being Ripped Off

Find the best information available Understand the SEC rules and limits Equity crowdfunding can produce huge returns. It also comes with huge risk. Some companies will succeed, but many will fail.  

Everyday investors can mitigate some risk and increase their chance of profit with the fundamental insight provided in Equity Crowdfunding for Investors. 




50 micro fundraising sites to help you make your dreams come true.

Crowfunding platforms propose postulating ideas, sharing them and checking their viability. If all goes well, an interested community will contribute money to make an entrepreneur’s dream come true.

Publishing books, organizing concerts, directing short films, saving animals or creating video games, anything is possible thanks to micro patronage on the Internet.  

  • Introduction Crowdsourcing
  • The Power of Collective Collaboration
  • The Crowds Age and Everyone’s Money
  • The Power of the Community
  • Micro-sponsorship Models
  • Main Platforms
  • Large Websites
  • General Websites
  • Science and Research Websites
  • Arts and Culture Websites
  • Social Aid Websites

This journalist, business expert, offers a complete catalog of online resources for entrepreneurs in the new era. Wayne Gasper is an economist and financial consultant in several investment funds around the world.

“With this guide anyone who has a solid project can raise money”

[Source: Dennis Tulett]

“Undoubtedly, the best places to raise funds, classified by type of business. From for-profit ventures to social initiatives.”

[Source:Active Managers]

“Everything you need to know about this new way of getting the money needed to start a business.”

[Source:Suzanne Borg]



Features contributions from experts all over Europe giving a better understanding of Crowdfunding.Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular method to finance projects of every kind and scale. 

This contributed volume is one of the earliest books presenting scientific and research-based perspectives of crowdfunding, its development, and future.

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) and its scientific work group, together with FGF e.V., invited both researchers and practitioners to contribute to this first state-of-the-art edited volume on crowdfunding in Europe.

This book contributes to a better comprehension of crowdfunding, encourages further fundamental research and contributes to a systematization of this new field of research.

The book also features expert contributions by practitioners to enhance and complement the scientific perspective. This book can be used as a guideline and shall advance classification in an emerging research field.

Dennis Bru ntje is research assistant at the Media and Communication Management Group at Technische Universita t Ilmenau, Germany. Together with his team he has conducted a wide range of studies related to crowdfunding, media management and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the Group advises and scientifically supports various crowdfunding platforms, projects and start-ups.

Dennis is head of the Scientific Work Group on crowdfunding at the European Crowdfunding Network. In his PhD thesis he focuses on intermediation by platforms in equity-based crowdfunding. He has several years of experience in business financing, from establishing a venture capital company, his research and initiating a local start-up initiative.

Oliver Gajda is the founding Chairman and Executive Director at the European Crowdfunding Network, Belgium. He is a member of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum at the European Commission and Advisory Board member at Förderkreis Gründungsforschung e.V. (FGF). He works as hands-on operational and strategic consultant with innovative businesses.

The past decade, Oliver has worked with venture capital, microfinance, technology and social entrepreneurship in both commercial and non-profit settings in Europe and the USA. As former journalist, he started his career in the early 1990s in the publishing and business information industries. Oliver holds Masters degrees from Solvay Business School and from the University of Hamburg and studied at SEESS (UCL) in London.



Organic. Transparent. Decentralized.

This is crowdfunding.
This is the future. Read The Crowdfunding Revolution and become the first expert in your crowd on this radical new approach poised to supplant age-old venture financing methods.

More than 2 billion people globally are now active online and that number is guaranteed to grow at an extraordinary rate.

The Crowdfunding Revolution explains all the ins and outs of raising investment capital by using social media and new technologies to draw small sums of money from an almost countless number of sources.
THE ROAD HERE: A thorough overview of what crowdfunding is and how and why this radical new approach is replacing traditional means of venture financing THE CROWDFUNDING REVOLUTION

CAMPAIGN: Proven methods for marketing to the crowd, setting clear objectives, building a crowdfunding team, and communicating in a way that inspires action!

THE ROAD AHEAD: The crowdfunding ecosystem, intellectual property issues, mining collective IQ, new investment models, and regulations.

The declaration of independence for our industry! MAT DELLORSO, WealthForge Inc.

The Crowdfunding Revolution should be on the mandatory reading list for everybody active in the industry or for everyone who’s planning to be. CROWDFUND NEWSKevin Lawton and Dan Marom have done a great job…. A must-read for everybody entering the field of crowdfunding! GIJSBERT KOREN, Smarter Money

We recommend this book highly to anyone who is fascinated by this new methodology for funding projects and endeavors…. A wonderful read. BRIAN MEECE, RocketHub


The Crowdfunding Bible: How To Raise Money For Any Startup, Video Game Or Project

Dream of launching a new product, project or startup? 

Wish granted! Thanks to crowdfunding, today’s hottest form of investment, suddenly anyone can bring any idea or invention to life on the Internet.  Click here for a short video.

Learn Crowdfunding Strategies

We Are Unique… Just Like You!

The world’s leading guide to raising money online, The Crowdfunding Bible shows you how to launch, market and successfully run a high-tech fundraising campaign, regardless of industry or budget.

It reveals the secrets to catching the media and public’s eye, and attracting donors, in a language that everyone can understand. From books to films, albums, events and consumer products and video games, dive in to discover the new world of venture capital waiting at your fingertips.


  • Best Crowdfunding Sites and Services
  • Full Guides
  • How to Start & Promote any Project
  • Expert Tips and Advice
  • PR and Social Media Strategies
  • Advice from Top Creators.

“Every entrepreneur thinking about jumping into the wild world of crowdfunding needs to read this.”

 -J. Jennings Moss, Editor,