Crowdfunded Equity?

By January 27, 2017 No Comments

At Workville, we’re always connecting our members with venture capitalists and investors. It’s part of what we do.

And it seems now Indiegogo is helping entrepreneurs find funding as well. Earlier this week, Indiegogo said that entrepreneurs on its platform have raised over $1.4 million from equity backers in just two months, a sizable portion of the nearly $20 million that founders on all platforms have raised through equity (or “regulation”) crowdfunding so far.

Indiegogo’s COO David Mandelbrot was installed as CEO last year and he’s focusing on entrepreneurs.

“Our strategy was to move beyond crowdfunding and help entrepreneurs through all phases of the life cycle. Not just raise money, but also help them with manufacturing, design, retail. Equity crowdfunding was a very natural extension of that strategy.”

Can this new way of financing change the startup world? In just a few months, perhaps it already has!


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