How Big Will Crowdfunding Get?

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Equity crowdfunding is expected to grow in 2016, but by how much? A new report from Juniper Research expects investments in the technology sector via crowdfunding to increase sevenfold from an estimated $1.1 billion in 2015 to $8.2 billion in 2020. Juniper believes more countries will follow the example set by the U.S.’s JOBS Act, which allows less sophisticated investors to engage in equity crowdfunding, resulting in a crowdfunding boom in 2016 and beyond. Juniper also expects more platforms to reward investments with equity or debt rather than the “gift” model currently popular among platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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The New York Stock Exchange has taken steps to delist RCS Capital’s common stock,according to an SEC filing, following the company’s announcement last week that it intends to file for prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of the month. The bankruptcy will eliminate RCS Capital’s (RCAP) common and preferred equity, which was previously disclosed. RCAP has the right to appeal the NYSE’s decision, but the SEC filing says they don’t intend to. In November, the NYSE said the company had six monthsto raise its stock price to $1 a share. The firm’s stock closed on Dec. 31 at $0.30, and commenced trading on the OTC Pink market on Jan. 5.

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