This statistic shows the leading motivations for participation in crowdfunding in the Netherlands in 2016. In 2016, approximately eight percent of the respondents took part in crowdfunding because they wanted to be named as one of the funders. Crowdfunding involves the investments with or lending of relatively small amounts of money by a large group of investors to private individuals or companies. Usually, this happens through an online platform. There are roughly four types of this relatively new form of investing: donation, sponsorship and reward based crowdfunding, loan based crowdfunding and equity based crowdfunding. In 2015, the total market volume of equity based crowdfunding in the Netherlands was worth approximately 17 million euros. Between 2012 and 2016, the total value of crowdfunding investments in the Netherlands increased from 14 million euros in 2012 to a value of approximately 170 million euros in 2016. Whilst investments and the familiarity of these investments have increased, though, so have the warnings from the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) on the risks involved in crowdfunding.
Leading motivations for crowdfunding in the Netherlands in 2016
The numbers provided include motivations to which the respondents answered "important" or "very important".
** The source does not specify the exact number of respondents for this question. Instead, the source provided the total number of respondents.
The source does not provide information on the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The source does provide the provided answers during the survey questions. These were originally phrased in Dutch as follows: "Maatschappelijke impact bewerkstelligen, Financieel rendement behalen, Ik wil klant zijn van dit project of onderneming, Product of dienst ontvangen, Genoemd worden als één van de funders, Op de hoogte gehouden worden, Onderdeel uitmaken van deze 'crowd', Steunen van de ondernemer."
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