Rewards crowdfunding drives innovation through vital seed-funding, empowering inventors, entrepreneurs and creatives on an unprecedented scale. In this way, a successful crowdfunded project achieves ‘proof of concept’.
The research domain of rewards crowdfunding represents rich opportunities for advancing new knowledge about financial and economic changes as well as societal behaviour.
Primary data is generated via direct observation of all the major crowdfunding sites worldwide (see here for details), without intermediation. Since 2013, data has been harvested daily providing a times-series for each project and allowing greater confidence when making interpretive predictions.
This data includes global, country and city level information, counts the number of live projects, backers, the amounts of money raised, the activity of each platform and more.
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Sector specific data is disaggregated by 40 or so categories as elected by the platforms. Sample reports are available.
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Our datasets and reports are of interest to researchers and analysts in the areas of finance, economics, marketing, policy and social science, as well as those that study entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs.
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