In recent years, equity crowdfunding has established itself as a source of financing for start-ups. Private individuals can invest in these companies with a relatively low financial commitment. This dissertation examines this new financing process from three sides. Specifically, in three empirical studies the motivation of the companies, the financing behaviour of the investors and the role of specific internet portals are analysed. Based on this, an early-stage matching model is developed and applied. The dissertation thus sheds light on important theoretical and practical features of this young financing process.
Löher, J. (2019): Matching founders and funders in equity crowdfunding, Dissertation, Siegen.