Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular alternative source of capital for enterprises at all stages of growth. As this phenomenon continues to gain momentum, organisations looking to utilize it for finance need to be aware of the challenges and key regulations. This podcast explores the current crowdfunding arena, the key challenges to overcome, and the future evolution of the crowdfunding sphere.

The host Dylan Kennett, a DLA Piper associate who brings expertise in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as advising on intellectual property matters. Dylan is joined by two industry experts, Jeff Lynn, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Seedrs, and Sriram Prakash, Director, Financial Advisory at Deloitte. Seedrs is a company which allows anyone to invest in early-stage startups and Jeff is also founding chairman of the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), which advocates on behalf of digital startups and small/medium enterprises on policy and regulatory issues. Sriram Prakash has advised clients on a range of complex issues covering growth and innovation strategy, mergers and acquisitions strategy, new venture launch, business delivery models and change management.

This podcast features discussion from the participants around the following key areas:

  • Crowdfunding growth: Crowdfunding’s growth has been driven by the finance industry's move to online. Participants share insights into how the wave of the digital revolution has led to a wider trend of alternative investing and the rise of crowdfunding.
  • Key challenges to overcome: There are a range of obstacles associated with crowdfunding, from investors becoming more sophisticated, to the changing regulatory landscape. Discussion centers around the most significant challenges that crowdfunding enterprises face.
  • Looking to the future: The industry experts in this podcast consider the future evolution of crowdfunding platforms - from the launch of new trading platforms to industry-level innovation in alternative finance.

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