CrowdBerkeley is the world’s leading research initiative for crowdfunding and how it applies to innovation, entrepreneurship and social impact.

Crowdfunding and alternative finance are truly interdisciplinary topics, attracting research interest from faculty 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 have a small number of visiting researchers and scholars in residence here at UC Berkeley.

Together with visiting researchers and scholars, as well as research associates, we are investigating a number of 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. 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.

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

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