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Crowdfunding is a growing phenomenon that in less than a decade is reaching a global dimension. It is thus no surprise to find out that this phenomenon is promisingly developing in China too: the World bank estimated that the Chinese crowdfunding industry will be worth approximately $ 50 billion by 2025.

As Crowd Valley reported in a previous article, the newly born digital investing market is mainly driven by reward crowdfunding platforms and peer to peer lending. Equity crowdfunding, instead, remained so far largely untapped because of lack of clear policies. However, this did not prevent a few pioneers to adventure in the field and operate online equity investing portals.

The situation did not go unnoticed by the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) which, last May, during a press conference, announced that after having studied the phenomenon through local surveys and research and having observed international cases, it was ready to start drafting rules for online equity investing in China.

In the last months, several players have entered the online equity investing space. Interestingly enough, it looks like this new market has an appeal particularly on Internet industry’s large incumbents, such as Alibaba and JD.com, a leading online retailer, both of which launched an operating portal recently. Although we see internationally more and more interest from the corporate world in the crowdfunding market, it is worth to observe that in China large corporations were among the first to jump on this opportunity. This begs the questions: would large players push the market’s development and education faster ahead compared to other international realities and where could smaller players carve their niche to secure their survival?

Read the whole article on Crowd Valley Blog.

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