German crowd-investing platforms: Literature review and survey

Grundy, David and Ohmer, Carolina (2016) German crowd-investing platforms: Literature review and survey. Cogent Business & Management, 3 (1). p. 1138849. ISSN 2331-1975

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2016.1138849

Abstract

This article presents a comprehensive overview of the current German crowd-investing market drawing on a data-set of 31 crowd-investing platforms including the analysis of 265 completed projects. While crowd-investing market still only represents a niche in the German venture capital market, there is potential for an increase in both market volume and in average project investment. The market share is distributed among a few crowd-investing platforms with high entry barriers for new platforms although platforms that specialise in certain sectors have managed to successfully enter the market. German crowd-investing platforms are found to promote mainly internet-based enterprises (36%) followed by projects in real estate (24%) and green projects (19%), with the median money raised 100,000 euro.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: No funding details specified.
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N300 Finance
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 11:36
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 22:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25921

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