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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Rossen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMawson, Suzanneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Alexanderen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMason, Colinen_UK
dc.description.abstractEquity crowdfunding has rapidly established itself as an important part of the funding landscape for entrepreneurial ventures. However, little is known about the ‘demand’ for equity crowdfunding. This paper reports on a large-scale study of UK equity crowdfunded firms. The study found strong demand for equity crowdfunding from entrepreneurs in consumer-focused, early stage firms. Many were ‘discouraged borrowers’, attracted by the ability to obtain finance quickly with little diminution in their equity or autonomy. Crowdfunding also seems to confer important intangible benefits to investee companies, in terms of firm valuation and product validation. Implications for theory and future research are outlined.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.relationBrown R, Mawson S, Rowe A & Mason C (2015) Harnessing the Crowd: The Demand-Side Dynamics of Equity Crowdfunding in Nascent Entrepreneurial Ventures. Working papers in responsible banking and finance, 15-009.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers in responsible banking and finance, 15-009en_UK
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dc.subjectEntrepreneurial Financeen_UK
dc.subjectEquity Fundingen_UK
dc.subjectNew Venturesen_UK
dc.subjectHigh Growthen_UK
dc.titleHarnessing the Crowd: The Demand-Side Dynamics of Equity Crowdfunding in Nascent Entrepreneurial Venturesen_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of St Andrewsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
rioxxterms.typeWorking paperen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBrown, Ross|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMawson, Suzanne|0000-0003-1983-514Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorRowe, Alexander|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMason, Colin|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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