woensdag 17 november 2010

Mandatory Reading: The Crowdfunding Revolution: Social Networking Meets Venture Financing

Six months ago I wrote a blogpost titled “ Your Crowdfunding Library - A must have knowledge base for Crowdfunders " . In my opinion still a good starting point for someone considering getting involved with Crowdfunding. Some of the readers rightly pointed out that most of the books were more focused on Crowdsourcing than Crowdfunding - and they were right!

Fortunately for everybody interested in Crowdfunding, Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom recently published a book titled “The Crowdfunding Revolution: Social Networking Meets Venture Financing” . In two parts Lawton & Marom provide readers with an insightful analysis of the Crowdfunding industry, the current regulatory difficulties, current initiatives and the future of Crowdfunding becoming a mainstream funding instrument.

The book is thoughtfully written and provides the reader with the necessary tools to interpret the modern Crowdfunding industry in its noticeably unsettled state. Lawton and Marom's comprehensive approach towards current initiatives in the first part proves to be valuable for persons considering undertaking a Crowdfunding campaign. Whereas the second part of the book ,where they envision the future of the Crowdfunding industry, holds valuable lessons for current initiatives already active in the domain.

Concluding that “The Crowdfunding Revolution: Social Networking Meets Venture Financing” is the first book in its kind - it should be on the mandatory reading list for everybody active in the industry or for everyone who’s planning to be. The complete book holds many hands-on tips and provides an extended theoretical case for Crowdfunding as a mainstream financing instrument.

On behalf of the whole industry thanks for this great read!

Kind regards,

Thomas


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