Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?

Even if you ignore all the hype around crowdfunding, there can be no doubt that it is a real alternative for entrepreneurs to achieve visibility and funding today. According to articles on Entrepreneur last year, there are now almost 1,000 crowdfunding platforms in existence, currently estimated to add more than $65 billion and 270,000 jobs to the economy.

Crowdfunding today means any one of the following five quite different models:

  1. Rewards model
  2. Product pre-order model
  3. Donation good-cause model
  4. Interest on debt model
  5. Startup equity model

Will These 5 Models of Crowdfunding Replace Angel and VC Investors?

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