For the first time we can see how Crowdfunding is spreading and the map makes it real and shows how present and pervasive it already is. This is a great achievement. Sherwood Neiss, Principal, Crowdfund Capital Advisors, LLC
London (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Crowdfunding has revolutionized seed funding and venture creation with an estimated 250,000 new ventures directly funded by the crowd in the first half of 2014 alone. But how can investors find, and get behind, the best of this new wave of innovators?
Stellar campaigns such as Oculus Rift and Pono have blazed a trail, attracting attention and investment. So little wonder investors are now seeking out crowdfunded companies given that such ventures have:
- A product (or service) for which there's a proven market
- A successful entrepreneurial team who've proved they're capable of reaching that market
- A full order book and initial revenues
- A customer base - and the means to grow it - as well as a crowd of advocates
Mapping The Crowdfunding Nation - Where You Are
Following on from research launched two weeks ago that identified London as the new world 'Capital of Crowdfunding' The Crowdfunding Centre have today released the first interactive map of world crowdfunding - together with an atlas-style guide to world Crowdfunding. Perhaps most importantly though is the ability to zoom straight in on 'Crowdfunding where you are'.
This allows users to see what's happening in their own area and drill down to the projects happening around them right now, many of which they probably wont otherwise know about.
Crowdfunding Nation Focus: Right Here, Right Now
"We've been overwhelmed with the interest since we announced our research on London, capital of Crowdfunding" commented Barry James Founder & CEO of TheCrowdfundingCentre. "People want to know what's happening in their country and state and in and around their town or city. Especially the types of projects, tech or arts etc, that really interest them. So we thought it'd be really cool to provide the means to do that right now."
The interactive map - a kind of 'Google-Earth' for Crowdfunding according to the TheCrowdfundingCentre - is available free to registered users and allows them to zoom straight in on their specific interests and local area and then roam their country, or the world, from their armchair.
Advanced Search Tools for Investors
Also launched today is a new 'Investor' account providing advanced search tools to home right in on newly successful ventures to a precise profile, as well as providing a bespoke feed of interesting campaigns. So enabling investors to find the rising young ventures that most interest them, locally or globally.
"Investors much prefer to invest in ventures in their own areas of interest and expertise, and often their own locality too." said fund manager Charles Breese, director of both Octopus and Hygea Venture Capital Trusts. "A team that can deliver is crucial of course so the ability to seek Crowdfunded ventures through this new lens is not just fascinating, it's also extremely powerful".
An New Atlas of Crowdfunding
To accompany the launch of both of these ground-breaking new tools a new Atlas-style guide to world Crowdfunding 'Mapping the Crowdfunding Nation' with maps, charts and some Q2 highlights is available for download HERE.
"For the first time we can see how Crowdfunding is spreading and the map makes it real and shows how present and pervasive it already is." commented Sherwood Neiss partner at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and one of the architects of the USA JOBS act. "This is a great achievement and a breakthrough for us all showing how differently countries, states and cities are doing relative to each other and their neighbours."
The full 'State of the Crowdfunding Nation' report for Q2 will be available HERE later this month.
Notes to editors:
Mapping The Crowdfunding Nation Report
The report containing maps, stats and other compelling content can be downloaded here http://thecrowdfundingcentre.com/mapping/
About the Crowdfunding Centre
The Crowdfunding Centre is a dynamic information and news portal for all things crowdfunding. It’s independent, unbiased and inclusive. You can choose a crowdfunding platform, back a project, learn how to crowdfund or read the very latest crowdfunding news. Now, you can access the data behind thousands of crowdfunding projects launched in the UK and US, find out which platforms perform the best and which categories are the most popular. The data even shows how many £s and $s are pumped into projects every minute.
For information about The Crowdfunding Centre or for access to the data or maps, please contact Barry James – barry.james(at)thecrowdfundingcentre(dot)com or the press office - firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 844 8844943