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Where is the exit? (Entrepreneur Country Global)

| Friday January 30, 2015

Stuart Lucas, Co-founder of the online share trading platform Asset Match provides tips on providing an exit route for crowd-funders.

More growth companies and start-ups are looking to equity, rather than bank debt, to accelerate growth. It's not just angel investors either, tapping into the crowd to source finance by entrepreneurs continues to grow. Nesta's latest report shows that alternative finance (including crowdfunding, peer to peer (P2P) lending, and other categories) has more than doubled over the past few years and stands to top £1.74 billion ($2.75 billion) by the end of 2014. With any investment source, it's never long before investors clamour to get their investment back - preferably at a profit. So how can early stage shareholders and equity crowd-funders exit their investments and when is the right time?

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