European Commission publish new guide to crowdfunding

The European Commission has published a new guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which outlines different types of crowdfunding and offers practical tips on how to access it. 

Crowdfunding is an emerging source of financing involving open calls to the public, generally via the internet, to finance projects through donations, monetary contributions in exchange for a reward, product pre-ordering, lending, or investment. The guide focuses on three types of crowdfunding: peer-to-peer lending, equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding.