Success Factors in Title III Equity Crowdfunding in the United States

Stanislav Mamonov, Ross Malaga
2018 Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences   unpublished
Title III of the JOBS Act took effect in May 2016 and it began a new chapter in equity crowdfunding in the United States by providing an opportunity for entrepreneurial ventures to solicit funding from nonaccredited investors. Due to the relative novelty, little is known about factors that can affect equity crowdfunding success under Title III. To address this gap in research, we draw on the risk capital framework and we examine the effects of market, execution and agency risks in equity
more » ... nding under Title III. We collect data on 133 ventures that attracted more than $11 million in funding commitments across sixteen Title III equity crowdfunding platforms. We find that all three types of risks can affect the likelihood of successful fundraising under Title III. We discuss the implications of these findings for entrepreneurs, investors, crowdfunding platforms and policy makers.
doi:10.24251/hicss.2018.432 fatcat:n45l2opfvngdplbo4jk224oaiy