Alternative finance market almost doubles to nearly £1bn in 2013

The UK’s market for alternative finance grew by 91 per cent in 2013, reaching almost £1bn in value, according to figures released by Nesta today.   The research carried out with the universities of Cambridge and Berkeley, California, found that £939m worth of alternative finance, including crowdfunding, P2P lending and invoice finance, has been raised[…]

Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World

24 October A new report commissioned by infoDev studies the promise and the risks of crowdfunding as a tool to finance innovation and growth in developing countries. It also provides an in-depth case study of crowdfunding’s potential in funding clean energy and climate technologies. Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing World Crowdfunding—the practice of raising funds[…]