CrowdFunding 2014 Predictions

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By Gijsbert , 2014 will be the year in which most people on the planet will know the word crowdfunding. For industry leaders, the next step will be, to make sure this ‘crowd’ will actually make use of crowdfunding, either to fund their own project or company, or to fund others.
Gijsbert —
PS: Inspiratie! – De 15 toonaangevende crowdfunding projecten van 2012
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BY Diana Yazidjian  

Crowdfunding  platforms are entering a new growth phase and with that, comes growing pains. The leaders will feel the competition and rethink their positioning by becoming more strategic. Notions such as market share, social responsibilty, and competitive advantage will become part of their daily thinking. Why? Their position of leader is compromised with the advent of many successful vertical platforms who will be eating a piece of the pie. Time to “think as a business”. Harnessing the power of the crowd is not enough. The crowd is being bombarded by the next best campaign and the only way to capture their attention is to think like a business and find innovative ways to engage with them. In addition, transparency will become the key word in 2014.  The crowd will expect from crowdfunders and crowdfunding platforms alike to disclose more information about their business models and to be pros in customer service. The more information the better the crowd will reward.  Happy Holidays to you and yours!
 Alex Fair

As we talk to Wall Street folks more and more, here is the thought that has been running through my head:

 2014 will be the year that crowdfunding takes a seat at the grown-ups table, making those that look to the future, proud and those that only see the past, nervous.
MedStartr.com – Crowdfunding the Healthcare Revolution
@MedStartr | @alexbfair
(Please excuse brevity, omissions and typos, communicating from a mobile device.)

 

 

 

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