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Equity Crowdfunding: Signalling in European Crowdfunding Platforms

Adiputro, Ricky Valianto (2016) Equity Crowdfunding: Signalling in European Crowdfunding Platforms.

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Abstract:This paper investigates the types of information that could be identified as signals to influence investors’ decision to invest in private equity financing through equity crowdfunding platforms. As an expanding topic, little is known which type of information could be conveyed as signals to investors through limited means of communications. The study involved sample from multiple equity crowdfunding platforms across Europe. The relationship between each type of signal and level of funding success in equity crowdfunding was empirically tested using binary logistic regression and ordinary least square regression analysis. Empirical results showed the importance of social networks and human capital. On contrary to prior prediction based various academic paper in other type of private equity financing, variables of intellectual properties, financial information, and other information did not provide conclusive results.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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