As Malaysia’s framework for online investment marketplaces (equity crowd funding) is unveiled, there’s a lot of buzz around the region about the impact of new online funding models. While countries like Malaysia are looking to other countries for benchmarks, initial frameworks are still largely mirroring one another and real world applications will show how they can be applied to new regions.
Despite the fact that there are heaps of articles being published, suggesting that a crowd investing sector or geography is dominating the rests. While appealing as a thought, the market is still nascent and any domination, may simply suggest that growth is uneven cross the various dimensions. However, there are observations that can be made in how the market is evolving, at various stages across the world.
Today Crowd Valley publishes Crowdfunding Market Report for Q2 2014, unveiling the latest trends of this fast-growing industry, as observed by the company during the last quarter.
It's almost a year since Title II of the JOBS Act made its way into law July 10th, 2013 . Despite the ground breaking amendments to allow public solicitation of investment offerings and changes to offerings of securities sales, it still seems the industry is eagerly anticipating taking it to the next level.
Throughout the past fourteen years I've handled PR launches for countless products, services and companies.
Eventually I sat in the position of being an entrepreneur myself. When Grow VC launched in 2008, the founders (of which I was lucky to be a member) had a great idea and even greater ambition, and the group has flourished in the six years since.
This short article will cover some of the PR challenges and opportunities we faced with that launch. Every startup is different; however, every launch shares some basic elements. This common ground can provide fruitful learning opportunities, as we can all draw insights from shared experiences. I'll go through the following in order: Press Relationships; Importance of Timing; Key Messaging and Taglines; Keeping Communications Appropriate; Growth After Launch.