Crowdfunding risks in Europe as of December 2013, by reason

This statistic presents the distribution of crowdfunding risks by reason, among them fraud, failure of project, misleading advertising and contributors not getting their investment back, according to crowdfunding professional and private users in selected European countries as of December 2013. Approximately 27 percent of respondents considered misleading advertising too high of a risk, but further 47 percent reported it was an acceptable risk, and over 16 percent dismissed it as negligible. Approximately 72 percent were accepting of the project failure risk.

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Release date

March 2014



Survey time period

October to December 2013

Number of respondents

893 respondents

Age group

Special properties

crowdfunding platforms managers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds further information regarding methodology: "Breakdown of the sample: 414 crowdfunding (CF) contributors; 152 current/future project owners; 81 CF platform managers, 91 CF associations representatives; also contributing: banks, venture capitalists and angel investors.
Geographical breakdown of the sample: 254 France, 151 Germany, significant contribution from Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria and Belgium (all between eight and five percent of the sample). Malta and Norway not represented in consultation."

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