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'Superwoman' Nicola Horlick on crowdfunding venture

  Investment manager Nicola Horlick - known as 'Superwoman' - has been telling BBC Breakfast about her new 'crowdfunding' venture, Money&Co, which enables small companies to borrow money from the general public, rather than a bank. Ms Horlick admitted that for the people lending the money, "It's...

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Why Crowdfunding Rocks

There's no doubt that the Internet has changed the way we do many things. I cannot remember, for instance, the last time I visited my bank teller, bought a postage stamp or walked into a book store. While the use of the Internet has some unsavory...

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Horlick to launch crowdfunding firm Money&Co

NICOLA Horlick, the city investor who earned the nickname ‘Superwoman’, plans to launch Money&Co, a crowdfunding business which aims to connect investors looking for a better rate of interest with businesses seeking finance.   Set to launch in 2014, Money&Co will provide businesses with an alternative route to finance....

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I. Some context behind the rise of crowdfunding

Agrawal et al. (2010) described the rise of CF in the context of three factors: (i) the shortage of capital engendered by the current global crisis that prevents funds being raised for entrepreneurial projects. (ii) the evolution of Web 2.0 technologies, which has made easier to develop the...

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