CrowdBerkeley is the world’s leading research initiative for crowdfunding and how it appies to innovation, entrepreneurship and social impact. With the support of the Kauffman Foundation, we have built an extensive repository of crowdfunding data to support empirical research and for the use of governments, NGOs, and policy makers.

Together with visiting researchers, visiting scholars, and research associates, we are investigating a number of research questions as well as holding symposia, colloquia, and collaborating with other institutions to assist their crowdfunding research. We host an annual Academic Symposium on Crowdfunding each Fall at Berkeley.

Crowdfunding and alternative finance are truly interdisciplinary topics, attracting research interest from faculty globally in faculties as diverse as: finance, developmental economics, consumer finance, innovation, computer science, information science, sociology, geography, entrepreneurship, law, public policy, strategy, linguistics, and international development. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty, advanced graduate students and institutions and will have a small number of visiting researchers and scholars in residence here at UC Berkeley.

CrowdBerkeley is a cross-campus initiative of the Fung Center for Engineering Leadership, the Haas School of Business Finance Group and the Center for Social Sector Leadership at the Haas School of Business.

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