National Crowdfunding Research

On June 26th the National Crowdfunding Research presented its final report; an initiative from Peter van den Akker, Ronald Kleverlaan, Gijsbert Koren and Koen van Vliet. The researchers received support from the Dutch crowdfunding platforms and the Rabobank.

The research focused on the motivation of investors and donors to contribute financially for projects or companies.

The most important results of the research shows that Dutch people view crowdfunding as a new method to make mutual projects possible. The connection between crowdfunding and financing is stronger than the link between crowdfunding and marketing.

The social character of crowdfunding is evident from the fact that donors and investors find it very important to be informed about the progress and results of a project. They are not only interested in the financial compensation they receive. There seems to be a high degree of confidence in crowdfunding as a financing agent.

The study can be downloaded from the research website. In line with ‘together we enable’, the researchers also placed the dataset and the survey online. Researchers, students and interested parties can use the research to further build on the research.

It is now possible to subscribe for the National Crowdfunding Research 2014!