Equity Crowdfunding: Beyond Financial Innovation

  • Arash Gholamzadeh NasrabadiEmail author
Part of the FGF Studies in Small Business and Entrepreneurship book series (FGFS)


Often equity crowdfunding is just considered as a new viable method of financing beyond the traditional financial system. However, considering equity crowdfunding only within the financial sphere and as a financial innovation is very limiting and does not represent the reality. Equity crowdfunding innovation is not only a financial innovation; it encompasses many other features that make equity crowdfunding so innovative. The financial sphere is only a part of the innovation that interacts on different levels with other relevant features, thus creating synergies and a unique model.

The purpose of this article is to analyse the most relevant aspects of equity crowdfunding beyond the obvious financial sphere.


Equity crowdfunding Innovation Social community Enterprise crowdfunding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly

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