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The UK government will lend £40m through Funding Circle

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Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle has been handed another £40 million by the British government to distribute to businesses.

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Therese Torris's curator insight, February 21, 8:57 AM

That's what I call supporting #crowdfunding ! 

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Angel Investors Being Replaced: 6 month Infographic

Angel Investors Being Replaced:  6 month Infographic | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Posted by Craig Asano | NCFA Canada | January 24, 2013     SEEDRS, the UK online platform for investing in startups releases a 6 month post launch infographic here. Highlights Include: Av...
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Angel investing has been around for decades.  Here is interesting article that shows one UK company, Seedrs doing start equity investment. Clearly this sort of crowdfunding will begin to replace the “ friends and family”  of the angel format. Here are high lights. Perhaps the most interesting fact Is the number of investor who have not made investment before.  Since this is a new company it will be interesting to track the performance of their start ups.

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Average days to fund a campaign was 39 daysAverage funded entrepreneur age was 3483% of funded entrepreneurs were maleAverage investor age was 3893% of the investors were male59% of investors had not previously invested in a start-up

 

 

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Crowdfunding Works: Infographic

Crowdfunding Works: Infographic | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
How Crowdfunding Works Infographic

Via Semantic Society
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Crowdfunding is one element of the socal networkding/capital scheme. It is mainly foscued on early staget venture funding. There can be an element of p2p  lending in crowdfunding Good infographic

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Semantic Society's curator insight, January 19, 2013 1:51 PM

This infographic is a must-see regardless of your level of expertise in crowdfunding principles.

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Italy: Crowdfunding Leader

Italy:  Crowdfunding Leader | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Viva Italia, Crowdfunding Leader Of The Pack
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Boober – Originated in the Netherlands, Boober is a direct P2P lending marketplace where the interaction between borrower and lenders is more personal and social.
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This is good list of crowdfunding and p2p sites in Italy. Just shows the massive trend globally in crowdfunding and p2p lending.  Italy has a above average number of crowdfunding sites. It seems very likely that Italy will become the one to implement the first equity crowdfunding law in the world. 

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Sharing Economy: A USD $ 460 billion Market

Sharing Economy: A USD $ 460 billion Market | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
Opinium Research LLP is a service orientated online market research agency and research consultancy, based in the City of London. We bring the 'handmade' feel of traditional research to the online marketplace.
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A new report by Opinium Research and Marke2ing  report examines the phenomenon of the  Sharing Economy( with special focus on 2p2 lending)– its features, major players ,size and possible impact of this revolution in consumer behaviour. Otherwise known as collaborative consumption or peer-to-peer marketplaces, the Sharing Economy is all about getting the maximum use of an asset or skill and thereby allowing participants to make or save money. The potential cost savings in a global circular economy scenario are estimated to be between $340 and $630 billion, Social media and the net (enablers) combined with the recession and the financial crisis(changing consumer attitudes) are considered the major driving forces behind the Sharing Economy. Reading this report give a brilliant insight into what is happening in the world with consumer behavior. Under the category of Peer to Peer Finance is p2p lending and crowdfunding. The emergence of p2p lending is hailed as one of the few real innovations of recent times in the financial services areas. Strangely however only 25% of people know about this trend. 6 major players for p2p lending are The Lending Club, Prosper, Zopa, The Funding Circle, Rateseller and Auxmoney. For those that know about p2p lending, 60% of people view p2p lending as an alternative investment strategy. This means that, more than not, your investor advisors, large and small, have not heard about p2p lending. Essentially, if investors know about the asset class they will invest. You can download your report here http://opinium.co.uk/sites/default/files/Opinium_Marke2ing_Sharing_economy_Report.pdf

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What Will Happen To Early Stage Venture Funding?

What Will Happen To Early Stage Venture Funding? | P2P and Social Lending: Global Trends | Scoop.it
* Crowdfunding websites raise $2.7 bln in 2012 * More than half of funds raised through U.S.
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Crowdfunding is a type of  funding for new idea and ventures. In most cases it involves money sourced without any equity. Globally, Crowdfunding raised USD $ 2.7 billion going to projected USD $ 5.1 billion in 2013 with over 800 Crowdfunding platforms. The trend is moving to fund new business and SME’s with stock. However, like p2p lending which over time might replace banks , Crowdfunding will begin to replace early stage venture funding, particularly in light of friendly US regulation of the concept. 

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