Predicting the future of crowdfunding

05/23/2013 | VentureBeat

As the popularity of crowdfunding continues to grow, niche platforms are likely to pop up that serve specific needs, writes Carl Esposti, CEO of Massolution. "While it's smart for a new platform to choose a specific niche simply to differentiate its service, there is another big reason why this trend is likely to prevail -- it helps build a repeated crowd on the platform," he writes. In addition, crowdfunding platforms will continue to support the trend toward local investment initiatives, he writes.

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