Talking Point: Irish SMEs may look to the crowd

This week's Out On Your Own contributor, Eugene F. Collins' Laura McLoughlin, penned her piece on the legal ins and outs of equity-based crowdfunding.

25th May, 2013
The crowdfunding model is more closely associated with a donation-based process, whereby the people behind primarily artistic and charitable endeavours accept monetary 'gifts' from benefactors sourced online.

This week's Out On Your Own contributor, Eugene F. Collins' Laura McLoughlin, penned her piece on the legal ins and outs of equity-based crowdfunding in response to a growing number of enquiries from the firm's clients.

The crowdfunding model is more closely associated with a donation-based process, whereby the people behind primarily artistic and charitable endeavours accept monetary 'gifts' from benefactors sourced online.

The emerging equity-based alternative allows investors to take a stake in small...

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