Understanding Equity Crowdfunding Scene in Asia

Equity Crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding platforms are slowly gaining prominence in Asian countries amid a pronounced start-up boom. Many of these platforms don’t consider themselves as “crowdfunders” but use the term “accredited platforms” to reinforce the fact they are open exclusively to accredited investors.

This practice of a group of investors pooling funds to buy shares in start-ups via crowdfunding sites, is sometimes hailed as the democratization of finance and the next leg in funding for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). This emerging trend is explained in detail here.

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