I recently stumbled across a Forbes article that provides a very informative look into the history of crowdfunding. The article uses a handy infographic created by Fundable and Earn MBA Degree. Much of the discussion as of late in the SEC has surrounded the JOBS Act that was passed in April 2012. One part of the JOBS Act is crowdfunding, an innovative way for small businesses to use online, fundraising platforms to pitch their businesses to investors.
The article highlights the shift in traditional marketing and “pitching” of businesses, with a focus on building a broad base of supporters before, during, and after the launch of your business. If you want to learn more about the history of crowdfunding, check out the full Forbes article here.
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