The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance releases an annual report on the alternative finance in the Americas; Crowdfund Insider has taken a more in depth look at the most recent report and has shared some interesting observations; “from 2013-2017, the market grew at an average of 88.5% each year. Over these five years, the USA Market accounted for a total of $121.7 billion.”; “in 2017, 130,264 businesses across the US raised about $10.1 billion through online alternative finance platforms”; “Investment crowdfunding may be the biggest disappointment.” Source.
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