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CrowdfundInsider: The Need for Crowdfunding


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Information on why the economy needs crowdfunding to finance the next generation of Entrepreneurs

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CrowdfundInsider: The Need for Crowdfunding

  1. 1. THE NEED FORCROWDFUNDING 2012 CrowdfundInsider
  2. 2. 900 Dollars Raised greater than $50MNumber of Offerings Dollars Raised less than $50M 675 450 225 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 DECLINE IN IPO’S Access to capital via the public markets is on the decline. Increased regulation, volatile markets and other systemic challenges play a role. Source: SecondMarket 2012
  3. 3. VC DOLLARS HAVE DECLINED The flow of VC capital has slowed although it is still higher than pre 1995 levels.Source: The Kauffman Foundation May 2012
  4. 4. Loan Growth @ Small Banks by Supervisory Rating C&I and CRE loans under $1 million at small banks according to supervisory rating for three time periods: the four quarters ending in the second quarter of 2009; the four quarters ending in the second quarter of 2010 BANKS ARE LOANING LESSCrippled by excessive regulation and risk aversion banks are loaning less to small businesses Source: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; August 2012
  5. 5. SMALL BUSINESS COUNTS According to the SBA - small Business is the growth engine of our economy.Source: SBA Small Business Advocate August - September 2012
  6. 6. HEY GREECE What happens to an economy that does not create an environment for business to grow & prosper?Source: Pinterest