By Crowdfundvibe Editor
Back in July 2013, Fortune magazine published an article lamenting the slow growth of crowdfunding in Asia. Wind forward 18 months or so and it is clear that the region is now making strides to catch up with the rest of the world. There are a number of significant global platforms setting up branch offices in the region and local crowdfunding platforms are established in most major countries. Several crowdfunding conferences have generated significant interest in the field and a series of governments are looking at changing their securities laws to authorise equity crowdfunding. Indeed with the continued delay in crowdfunding rule-making under the JOBS Act in the United States, the region is now moving more quickly than North America in this area.