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Three top ways to use Crowdsurfer

May 31, 2016 • By TAB team



We've been busy creating the most advanced interactive intelligence on the multi-billion dollar crowd finance industry. Our service is here to help those who need to interact with this burgeoning global industry, but lack any market data.
We've been busy creating the most advanced interactive intelligence on the multi-billion dollar crowd finance industry. Our service is here to help those who need to interact with this burgeoning global industry, but lack any market data. In fact, when they take a look, the first comment is very often surprise at how large an industry it has become! We're here to help them discover further, and answer their questions (or their client's questions) with data so they can participate effectively and be knowledgeable. But who are they and what exactly are they doing?

Users divide broadly into three categories. Those who are tasked with raising finance (including advising clients), those seeking out new investment opportunities, and those who are tracking the market for strategic, advisory or policy reasons.

Here's a bit more on what they enjoy doing:

Be more successful at fundraising


Crowdsurfer allows those raising finance to analyse fundraising across hundreds of platforms before they embark on a fundraise. It is a powerful tool for finding precedents and analysing the metrics of past successes and failures. They can learn from other mistakes and successes first, before making their own!

Crowdsurfer's data intelligence dashboard allows fundraisers to:

  • Find similar fundraises and review their characteristics, such as target goal, number of backers/investors and more.
  • Explore patterns that spell success such as day-by-day funding changes or number of backers/investors of similar fundraises.
  • Identify the best-suited platform and timeframe by exploring specialisms, prior successes, and seasonal or periodic fluctuations.

Make data-backed investment decisions


When investing, being informed is a must-have; there's no room for not knowing. Our analytics engine crunches data on millions of fundraises. It allow investors, financial advisors and corporates to reduce their risk of not understanding this emerging market.

Crowdsurfer's dashboard allows investors to:

  • Investigate historical fundraises by sector, funding type and countries.
  • Analyse equity valuations and loan interest rates.
  • Research open investment opportunities that match their requirements.

Monitor the rise of crowd finance


Billions of dollars and thousands of platforms now make up the crowd finance industry worldwide. These numbers are increasing daily across a variety of transaction type (equity, debt, rewards and more). Crowd finance is fast becoming a significant new indicator of what the world wants to make happen and at what price. With over 700 global data feeds and an analytics system to make sense of it, our analytics technology enables users to:

  • Track the cost of capital/return rates for investors.
  • Map the spread of crowd finance across geographies and sectors.
  • Understand what concepts, services or products 'the crowd' is prepared to back.