Investing Show: Can you make money from crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years, but can you really make money from it?
To answer that question and look at how to invest in crowdfunding sensibly, James Codling, of Venture Founders, looks at why investors need to apply discipline and diversify, as some investments will go bust.
In this episode of the Investing Show, James explains how he has brought an investment background to crowdfunding, curating deals that his firm would invest in and opening them up to individual investors who can put in sums from £1,000.
He also reveals what he looks for in a business, what investors should think about and tells us about the early stage firms he likes the most, from a company revolutionising breast cancer screening to one ‘doing phenomenal things’ to combine kids entertainment with education.
And finally, James also gives us his tips on how to raise money through crowdfunding.