CROWDFUNDING MONITOR SERIES – RESEARCH FOR PRACTICAL USE
Crowdfunding Monitor 2018: An Overview of European Projects Financed on Startnext and Kickstarter Platforms between 2010 and mid-2017
Crowdfunding offers the possibility for founders to fund their project ideas, products, and services with small contributions of money from many individuals using internet platforms. This is especially important for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) because their access to the traditional forms of financing such as bank lending, business angels and venture capital investments are limited. Based on a dataset of 12,152 European projects from the platforms Kickstarter and Startnext, this Monitor offers general information and clear recommendations for founders on which platform to choose for their project. It also provides guidance for funders on where to invest their money in order to be part of a successful project. In fact, Kickstarter and Startnext act as the most important crowdfunding platforms for European projects, thus, understanding the differences between success factors on both is important for regionally and internationally active investors, SMEs, founders and their advisors.
CROWDFUNDING TEAM AND COOPERATIONS WITH CORPORATIONS
Our Crowdfunding Team consisting of International Business Studies’ students doing their Master in Finance can help you to prepare and implement a crowdfunding-campaign for your project idea, product or service. If you or your company is interested in cooperating with International Business Studies’ students, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: Dominika.Galkiewicz@fh-kufstein.ac.at or LinkedIn.
Dominika Galkiewicz is lecturer of Finance, Accounting & Auditing in International Business Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein in Austria. The current teaching responsibility covers the fields of Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, Financial and Managerial Accounting. She was previously Research Assistant of Professor Tim Adam, Ph.D. at the Institute of Corporate Finance at Humboldt University Berlin. During the Berlin time she was exposed to a broad range of finance topics and gained practical expertise on areas ranging from international accounting and tax management through financial risk management to financing and investment decisions of companies/start-ups, strategic management and company valuation.
Dominika Galkiewicz holds a PhD in Finance from Humboldt University Berlin (“Regulation, Leverage, and Derivative Use by Mutual Funds”). Her main research interests are: mutual fund regulation, derivative use by mutual funds and corporations, the impact of manager characteristics on the investment strategies and performance of mutual funds and companies in the US and EU, crowdfunding and start-up management. Her research was published, for example, in journals such as Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital (“Loss Potential from Credit Derivative Use by Corporate Bond Funds under U.S. and German Regulation – A Cross Country Comparison”) and she has presented at conferences such as the Financial Management Association (FMA) International Conference, INFINITY Conference and Financial Risks International Forum (FRIF).
Dominika P. Gałkiewicz und Michał Gałkiewicz, 2019, Crowdfunding Monitor 2019: Überfinanzierungspotentiale der auf Spenden und Gegenleistungen basierenden Schwarmfinanzierungen veranschaulicht anhand von Startnext- und Kickstarter-Projekten, Szczecin: Bermag.
Dominika P. Gałkiewicz (with Michał Gałkiewicz), 2018, Crowdfunding Monitor 2018: An Overview of European Projects Financed on Startnext and Kickstarter Platforms between 2010 and mid-2017, Bermag: Szczecin.
Dominika P. Gałkiewicz, 2016, Loss Potential from Credit Derivative Use by Corporate Bond Funds under U.S. and German Regulation – A Cross Country Comparison”, Credit and Capital Markets – Kredit und Kapital 49 (2), 245-298. doi: 10.3790/ccm.49.2.245
Dominika P. Gałkiewicz, 2015, Regulation, Leverage, and Derivative Use by Mutual Funds, Humboldt University Berlin Dissertation.
Dominika P. Gałkiewicz (with Tim Adam), The Use of CDS by German and U.S. Corporate Bond Funds, FIRM Yearbook 2013, 59-61.