Year-end predictions are always a dicey game, and that’s especially true as we close out a tumultuous year that turned conventional wisdom (and decorum) on its head. But there’s one thing we can say with a modicum of assurance: crowdfinance will continue to pick up steam in 2017, especially in a deregulatory environment.
At Locavesting, we look forward to increased innovation in community-based financial models, such as community investment funds, CDFI advancements, social enterprise funds, and new investment products that support entrepreneurs of color. We think 2017 will be the year that intrastate crowdfunding takes off—thanks to updates to the intrastate exemption that go into effect this spring. And that crowdfunding will get a social conscience.
The bottom line is, in 2017, everyday investors will have more opportunity than ever to invest in the change they want to see, starting in their own communities.
To round out our outlook, we asked some notable crowdfunding experts to weigh in on what they see coming in the year ahead:
“As the financial markets become increasingly opaque and volatile and farther removed from what people really value, a lot more people will invest in direct public offerings via Title III of the JOBS Act, state-based registrations, and the growing number of investment funds open to the general public like C-Note.”[..]
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