About this event – Sydney 2014

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We are coming to Sydney!

We are running our second Pacific event and the first full day event in Australia to explore the phenomenon of Crowdfunding – 21st Century Finance.

If you think that crowdfunding just means smaller companies that launch games and device projects on platforms like Kickstarter, think again. Crowdfunding has now emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance.
“The 2012 worldwide crowdfunding volume reached $2.7B raised from over 1.1m campaigns. Worldwide crowdfunding volumes grew 81% in 2012, which is an acceleration from the 64% growth in 2011.” 

The market was expected to nearly double again in 2013 to $5.1B, according to a comprehensive global report by Massolution: The Crowdfunding Industry Report 2013.

Global analysis released by UK based Crowdfunding Centre in May 2014 has confirmed the extent of this growth.
It reports:

  • Global crowdfunding is growing steadily, more than doubling every sixty days.
  • A new crowdfunding project is created every 3 minutes, with around 500 new projects created every day. 

Back in 2012 the MIT Technology Review predicted that Crowdfunding is: – “One of the Top 10 emerging technologies with the potential to transform the world.”  It looks like that is coming true!

Crowdfunding is well established in Australia and New Zealand. There are local platforms in most of the niches. In many areas we have been leading the world.

Like to know more about crowdfunding? Then come along to this event.

If you would like a bit more background information about crowdfunding: visit CrowdfundVibe

You can learn about our first event held in Wellington here.

We are looking to provide a dynamic event to inform you about this rapidly emerging form of funding. We plan to hold several facilitated panel discussions including a workshop on the risks faced by the crowdfunding sector. New Zealand has just authorised equity crowdfunding & peer-to-peer lending. Its Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued the first licences to Pledgeme, Snowball Effect and Harmoney. The Australian Government received a report on crowdfunding from its Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) in May and is now working on legislative changes. Thus we will have a timely session on the emerging regulatory and licensing issues.

See the final programme.

To reserve your seat, go to our Eventbrite page or register below:

Links to our archive pages for this event