Crowdfunding is changing the future of finance by fostering the exchange of capital through new technology channels and by providing a more equal playing field for funding investors and recipients. A new partnership at the University of California, Berkeley, now provides a premier hub of education, research, and learning engagement on all topics related to crowdfunding.
Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership established CrowdBerkeley for the purpose of better understanding crowdfunding.
Fung Institute engineers have been aggregating databases from global crowdfunding platforms to provide researchers, policy experts, and government agencies with the tools to advance knowledge on technology models and to facilitate innovation and networks in crowdfunding. For example, CrowdBerkeley’s public research will provide evidence of crowdfunding trends such as participant demographics.