Founder Series: Rick Chen of Pozible

Crowdfund Vibe spoke to Rick Chen, co-founder of Pozible, about crowdfunding awesome stuff and its future. 

 

CFV: What motivated you to start a crowdfunding platform?

RC: The passion to see great project come alive, to offer an alternative funding sources help achieve that goal.

 

How well known is crowdfunding in Australia? What is the coverage on crowdfunding in the traditional media?

Crowdfunding is growing very healthily in Australia, mainstream media have mostly covered crowdfunding as a valid way to fund projects. The likes of government agencies, investors, peak bodies also see crowdfunding as a way to proof concept.

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Crowdfunding: Can it revitalize university research programmes?

 By Tadhg Walker

Crowdfunding continues to shake up the traditional way many projects are funded. Universities and academics, conventionally in the firm domain of state funding, are turning to crowdfunding websites to raise money for their research activities. There are successes emerging with this new source of funding, with many research projects securing the money they need to undertake their work.

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Roll on Crowdfunding in Malaysia

By Crowdfund Vibe staff writers

Late last week the Malaysian Securities Commission announced it was accepting the first applications for equity crowdfunding licences. This followed on from the release of new guidelines on 10 February that introduced requirements for equity crowdfunding platforms.

Malaysia is one of the first states in Asia to authorise equity crowdfunding, which the Government sees as an important and innovative new market structure to facilitate the growth of new small scale businesses. So what is the state of crowdfunding in Malaysia, a country that is the 3rd largest economy in South East Asia and the 29th largest economy in the world?

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