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Business Finance


  • Alternative financing for SMEs and freelancers
  • Marketplace lending from private or institutional investors (non-banks)
  • Equity-based crowdfunding (or crowd-investing)


  • Traditional bank loans
  • Donation-based crowdfunding
  • Traditional venture capital investments by institutional or private investors
Market definition


United States

  • Total Transaction Value in the "Business Finance" segment amounts to US$20,074m in 2017.
  • Total Transaction Value is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2017-2021) of 42.0 % resulting in the total amount of US$81,644m in 2021.
  • The market's largest segment is the segment "Crowdlending" with a total transaction value of US$17,432m in 2017.
  • From a global comparison perspective it is shown that the highest cumulated transaction value is reached in China (US$156,964m in 2017).
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