This record breaking figure smashed the previous monthly high, set back in
According to the data from OFF3R, equity crowdfunding had a very strong finish to 2016 but had so far had a slow start to the year. The OFF3R Index delivers a monthly view on the amount raised via some of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the
The other section of the OFF3R Index is focused on the total amount lent via some of the leading P2P Lending platforms in the
The strong equity crowdfunding figures follow on the heels of the news that
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He went on to say that “we are seeing that equity crowdfunding continues to move more mainstream and investors are now starting to see some early returns. Investors need to continue to be mindful that equity crowdfunding is a long term and illiquid investment but this data does provide the industry with a real shot in the arm.”
OFF3R is an online marketplace and discovery tool that lets investors compare dozens of investment opportunities and platforms. The website also is home to Learn with OFF3R where investors are given access to the latest guides and news about the industry.
Investors compare opportunities from over 40 different platforms across a variety of different asset classes, including:
- Equity Crowdfunding – Where investors invest in start-up businesses.
- Peer to
Peer Lending– Where investors lend money to small businesses and individuals.
- Innovative Finance ISA – Where investors invest in P2P Lending or Bond products that are wrapped in a tax wrapper allowing investors to lend money and receive interest and capital gains tax-free.
- Robo-Advisors – Where a company will invest investor's money on their behalf in a portfolio of investments
- Property Crowdfunding – Where investors invest in the property market alongside other investors.
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