„Crowdfunding began as an online extension of traditional financing by friends and family: communities pool money to fund members with business ideas. In less than a decade, crowdfunding has gained traction in a number of developed economies, including Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, and the United States. This exciting phenomenon is spreading across the developed world and is now attracting considerable interest in the developing world as well“.
„This research is demonstrating the important role that academia must play in building deeper, more robust bodies of knowledge in this arena. Major research institutions and other multilateral development banks can use this infoDev report as a platform for additional research in this exciting new nexus of finance, technology, and entrepreneurship.“ (Auszug)