Analyses | Regional and economic development | 2013-07-26

The myths of crowdfunding



The growing popularity of crowdfunding in recent years has turned quite a few creative ideas into reality. However, its potential risks deserve equal attention. The Centre’s weekly analysis introduces a number of crowdfunding projects, successful and fruitless, in overseas countries as well as the Chinese-speaking communities. It also looks into how this new financing model stimulates innovations and its potential challenges. Making reference to the cases, the analysis ponders whether Hong Kong should regulate crowdfunding in order to protect investors.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.