Kickstarter’s plethora of investors surfing the Internet can be business leaders or just that guy in his bedroom watching series online and ends up stumbling upon a compelling idea. Alongside Venture Capitalists, private investors are now armchair investors who lend or even stake their own money to get an item they could rarely have, or something they really prefer.
Angel investors are wary of the new revolution surrounding global finance, namely crowdfunding.
They said the Internet had transformed the way people communicate and interact. The fast dissemination of information, coupled with easier access to monetary accounts, has allowed anybody who owns a smartphone or mobile device to participate in lending or taking equity. Scales are smaller and identity proofs through clients make investing seamless compared to the stock market.
Investors are looking at social networks and Internet services replacing banking systems. Bitcoin’s blockchain transcription allows for anonymous transactions and faster monetary transfer. Social networks have millions of consumers wherein they could create their own financial systems and abandon banks all together.
All these new financial possibilities and investing could pave the way for a new generation of investors who could just surf the internet, invest where they want and grow their money without as much of a hassle unlike before.