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Research Reports on Debt, Equity, and Real Estate Investing portals.



MIT Sloan School of Management



Reports by the team at MIT, Christian Catalini, Catherine Fazio, and Fiona Murray.

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KPMG & CME Group

University of Cambridge and Chicago created a report on the alternative finance market in the Americas. The focus of the report was on marketplace/P2P lending and crowdfunding activities. The comprehensive study surveyed 257 online alternative finance platforms covering a total volume of of $598.05 million in 2015 with an average annual growth rate of 168% 2013–2015.

2016 report Free Download


Crowdfund Capital Advisors








Crowdfunding Impact on Jobs, Revenue and
Follow on Financing 

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Fund Wisdom

Fund Wisdom 2014 Report

Reports are built from a database of debt and equity offerings across a number of funding platforms. Our research utilizes real time analytics to bring insight to developments in the global online alternative securities market. We would like to extend a special thanks to Rob Lundberg for his work with the design of the report and additional assets.

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Covers the crowdfuning market as a whole: rewards, donation, real estate, and equity funding. 2015 $34.4 Billion Financed Online and $2.5 Billion in Equity.

$495  2015 Real Estate Crowdfunding

$495  2015 Global Crowdfunding






Using their Crowdwatch technology featured on Dow Jones Marketwatch they previously produced a quarterly report that is now offered yearly. The next report will be released in the September or October Time frame.

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OurCrowd and Xconomy

ourcrowd report

US and global investing trends compared to Israel based OurCrowd portal

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United Kingdom



  • Investment crowdfunding platforms:
    • Crowdcube, Seedrs, SyndicateRoom, CrowdBnk and Venture Funders.
  • 2011 to 2015
  • 431 investment crowdfunding rounds
  • 367 companies.
  • Investors benefit from a subsidy in the form of tax breaks.
    • The EIS and SEIS schemes give tax relief (30% and 50% respectively) on the amount invested - a significant governmental program to encourage innovation and job creation.


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United Kingdom

CrowdSurfer with Ernst & Young

Crowdsurfer report

Yearly report on Crowd finance across the European Union, conducted on behalf of the European Commission.
Day-by-day data -growth.

loans, equity, donations, rewards and more, enabled at least €2.3 billion

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Teaser for 2015 report

Venture Capital

Tomasz Tunguz of RedPoint

Seed and Series A "The Hottest Startup Sectors In 2016" utilizing Crunchbase to analyze multi year trends, providing predictions for coming years.

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Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund Wisdom




    Free Sample Report
    4 reports for $199


    Hedge Fund Compensation Report

    $597 Download


    Investment Banking

    Cains Analytics

    Investment Banking and Equity Research professional looking to leverage external support at the Analyst/Associate level. A comprehensive suite of Investment Banking / Corporate Finance Offerings. 

    • Company Research: Company Profile, Buyer & Target Lists and Company Screening & Conference Lists
    • Industry Research: Detailed Industry Snapshots, Regulatory Framework Analyses, Industry Landscapes, Competitive Benchmarking, Valuation and Trading Comparables
    • Corporate Finance: Capital Structure Analysis, Debt Comparables, Debt Maturity Profiles, and Credit Spread Analysis

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    Private Equity

    Cains Analytics


    • Fund Raising: Fund raising presentations, LP Presentations, GP Landscaping and Benchmarking, and Detailed Investor Profiles
    • Initial Screening: Market Studies, Company Screenings, Target Lists, Company Profiles, Buyer Lists and Trading & Transaction Comparables
    • Due Diligence: IM and IC Papers, Financial Benchmarking and Debt Maturity / Debt Instrument Overviews


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    Real Estate

    Private Equity Financial Technology