Interview with Douglas Cumming on Latest Crowdfunding Research Paper

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NCFA Canada | July 24, 2013

interview with douglas cumming crowdfunding research paper

NCFA Advisor Sunny Shao talks to Douglas Cumming, professor of finance and entrepreneurship at York University about his latest crowdfunding research paper Demand Driven Securities Regulation: Evidence from Crowdfunding, which examines survey data collected in the National Crowdfunding Survey in Canada in Q1 2013.

Topics covered include whether a race-to-the-top or race-to-the-bottom debate in a unique context of equity crowdfunding (investment crowdfunding, or crowdfund investing), in which agency problems are extreme, as well as other questions such as:

  • What drives the demand or pull for equity crowdfunding from the "crowd"?
  • What are some regulatory frameworks for existing sources of financing for entrepreneurs and startups?
  • Who are the different stakeholders in the equity crowdfunding landscape, and what are their sentiments towards equity crowdfunding? 
  • What are some of the major benefits and risks of equity crowdfunding?
  • What are some regional differences across Canada in terms of sentiments towards legalizing equity crowdfunding?
  • What areas should further research be conducted?

Download the paper here –> Demand Driven Securities Regulation: Evidence from Crowdfunding

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