“You need to find additional value apart from just providing money, plus how are you going to manage social relationships with your investors? You cannot apply IPO regulations to this,”
Indeed there is a need to consider how SMEs and startups can benefit from these platforms, both in a financial and strategic manner. With the rising startup scene and new regulatory measures in Asia, equity crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular funding platform. As such, issues of strategic benefits is becoming increasingly prevalent, and one that should be prioritized by investors.