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CNBC: Will Asia see the next crowdfunding gold rush?

As businesses seek out new ways to raise money, venture capitalists could start to fund some early stage businesses through crowdsourcing rather than relying on institutional investors, according to the latest research. “The percentage of early stage seed deals funded by crowdfunding is growing, and is beginning to cannibalize the volume of these deals funded by venture capital firms in Europe,” said Robert Wardrop, executive director at Cambridge University’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance in the UK.

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