Additionally to private companies, there is another asset class that is currently booming: real estate. In its last report, Crowd Valley observed that a bit more than one third of the total demand for crowdfunding technology was directed towards Crowd Valley's real estate platform product. According to a recent statistic, about 80% of the existing real estate platforms in the US uses an equity crowdfunding investment model, which again is at the moment limited to accredited investors.
Given these numbers, it is possible to observe that, although equity investments through crowdfunding portal are still limited to a certain category of investors, the market has reached an interesting size. This is supposed to scale further up as soon as Title III is released, giving this way the chance to any US saver to invest even a limited sum along venture capitalists or angels, helping bridging the early stage finance gap.
Crowd Valley Market Report Q2 2014.
Koplovitz, K. (2014). One Year After Title II And Equity Crowdfunding. Huffington Post.
Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Irene is an International Business graduate, with a strong interest for innovative ideas that can simplify our lives.
During her studies, she co-founded an online community for sportspeople and worked in marketing positions at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and at the European Business Angel Network, in Brussels. She is a passionate blogger about crowdfunding and the startup ecosystem.