Crowdfunding in Emerging Markets : Lessons from East African Startups

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World Bank Group;
(2015)
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Subject: PROFITABILITY | OPPORTUNITY COSTS | PROJECTS | MOBILE PHONES | ENTREPRENEURS | GOVERNMENTS | EQUITY | INVESTORS | SECURITIES | FIRM | COMPANIES | BANK | INSTRUMENTS | SPONSORS | ID | INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL | BUSINESS OPERATIONS | BUSINESSES | OPPORTUNITY COST | LENDING | CONTRACT | EMERGING MARKET | INVESTMENT | HUMAN RESOURCES | TRANSACTIONS | NEW MARKET | TRANSPARENCY | DONORS | FIRMS | DEBIT CARDS | GUARANTEE | INDUSTRY | TRAINING MATERIALS | SELF-HELP | NETWORKS | TARGETS | RESULT | COMMUNICATIONS | TECHNICAL SUPPORT | SEE | TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS | E-COMMERCE | SHARE | CUSTOMERS | BANK EXPOSURE | CASH FLOW | LEGISLATION | INNOVATION | PLUG-IN | VENTURE CAPITAL | BUSINESS NEEDS | MARKETING STRATEGIES | BUSINESS | STRATEGIES | PHOTO | ENTREPRENEURSHIP | PROTOTYPE | ENTREPRENEUR | PEER-TO-PEER | MARKETING | INFORMATION GAP | PARTNER | PARTNERS | FUTURE | BEST PRACTICES | INFORMATION | RETURN | BUSINESS MODELS | ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS | MICROFINANCE | BANK ACCOUNT | BUSINESS INFORMATION | CAPITAL | DATA | GOODS | SITES | ENTERPRISES | GOOD | GROWTH POTENTIAL | CREDIBILITY | ONLINE NETWORKS | ACCESS TO CAPITAL | CREDIT | CONSUMER GOODS | RESULTS | FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT | PRIVATE INVESTORS | BUSINESS INCUBATORS | BUDGET | REGULATORY ENVIRONMENTS | BUSINESS INCUBATOR | BANK LOAN | CHECK | ONLINE TRANSACTIONS | USERS | EXPANSION | INSTITUTIONS | MARKET | LICENSE | MARKETS | PRIVATE SECTOR | MATERIALS | PARTIES | EXCHANGE | CREDIT CARD | DEBT | PARTY | LOAN | SEED MONEY | BUYERS | BANK CUSTOMERS | PHONES | INSTRUMENT | VIDEO | COMMERCE | NETWORK | EMAILS | MICROFINANCE SECTOR | COMPANY | PAYMENT SYSTEM | EMERGING MARKETS | PROFIT | CONVERSION | GRANTS | SOCIAL NETWORKS | EQUITY FINANCING | EMPLOYMENT | TECHNOLOGY | TARGET | INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT | BUSINESS COMMUNITY | INVESTOR | PERFORMANCE | DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | FINANCING SOURCES | INFRASTRUCTURE | PAYMENT SYSTEMS | USES | GRANT | FINANCE
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The purpose of this paper is to capture lessons learned from East African entrepreneurs who were some of crowdfunding’s first adopters. Their experiences can serve as a practical guide for entrepreneurs looking to more ... View more
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