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CentrePiece Article
Equity crowdfunding: a new model for financing entrepreneurship?
Saul Estrin and Susanna Khavul
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP462:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


Tags: crowdfunding; entrepreneurs; business enterprise; taxation; venture capital

In recent years, the UK has become a leader in fostering an entirely novel mechanism for raising capital for small business enterprises. Saul Estrin and Susanna Khavul explain how ‘equity crowdfunding’ works – and the benefits that online financial marketplaces provide for large networks of investors and entrepreneurs.