Crowdfunding match for Indonesia?
Only celana wanita murah armed with ideas, one can start a business through a joint fund. What and how exactly crowdfunding? Precise it is applied in Indonesia? On the afternoon I attended an event where experts and business analysts Yuswohady featured speakers. At that time he said something very interesting. He said that Indonesia is now at the stage of the entrepreneurial revolution. He said that this happens because the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) Indonesia has reached US $ 3,000 in 2010.
With GDP figures, Indonesia is said to have entered a period of transition. Economic conditions of the poor move toward middle class. A sign that we are entering the middle class is the bottleneck infrastructure. Jammed everywhere because the capacity is not balanced by the number of vehicle. This is a sign that we are entering a period of middle-class economy. People who once had a car one, because the economy improved now so had three. Those who had just had the motor, now already have a car, and so on. Another interesting thing observed from this period is the birth of the entrepreneur. By entering the middle class economic times, everyone is vying to strengthen its financial through entrepreneurship. Many people are now without fear plunge into the world of entrepreneurship.
The success of spicy chips Mak Icih, Rendang Farah Union, Steak Hotel By Hollycow, and much more an example of the desired success. The successful entrepreneur This has become the new rock star. People are now more proud to be an entrepreneur, rather than being an employee. Very different from that of say 10 years ago. Being an entrepreneur today is also relatively easier than 10 or 15 years ago. The presence of digital communication media makes it easier promote his business. Not only that, the technology also has given rise to alternative capital through crowdfunding. The presence of crowdfunding has been democratizing capital for the startup. Only armed with ideas, one can start a business through a joint fund. What and how exactly crowdfunding? Precise this applied in Indonesia?
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Actually what is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding basically raise funds from the public. This is not a new practice. Funding of political parties – not least of which in abroad – and nonprofit organizations for decades obtained from this method. So this was not a new thing. The difference is that we are familiar crowdfunding now has more developed. Now not only the political parties and non-profit organizations who can get funds in this way. Small entrepreneurs and young creators can also raise funds from the public to fund their ideas and businesses. This can be done thanks to technology and social media to grow fertile.
However, as the time passes crowdfunding underwent a change. Ramana Nanda, an expert in entrepreneurial finance crowdfunding differentiate into two, namely crowdfunding is donations and loans and equity crowdfunding. Crowdfunding nature donation is the most common model used today. This is conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) or Save the Children or Indonesian Heart Foundation. The backers donate funds without expecting anything in return. They give simply because the idea of being offered. It was later developed by sites like Kiva are becoming a bridge between donors with small and micro enterprises in developing countries.
With such a definition, the crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo also included in this category. Both sites are started between the years 2008-2009, at the time of these sites provide a place for creators – musicians, filmmakers, or author – to raise funds from the public. The donors who provide the funds do not expect anything in return. They are quite happy just to get copies of their work or simply support ticket concert of the band that they sponsor. On his journey, many works which eventually became great through the support obtained through sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. For example, Pebble, intelligent clock capable of displaying messages from the smartphone helped raise more than 10 million US dollars with the support of 68 928 people. This figure far exceeds the target set by Eric Migicovsky, the creators are just targeting funds amounting to 100 thousand US dollars only.
These companies generally provide advanced products to the donor funded before thrown into the market. They can also provide limited product are only made to funders. It is certainly a very good thing. Unlike the donation-based crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding offers more than that.
The company that runs this method generally offer shares directly to the contributors. This is no different from selling shares to the public at the company- the company went public. The difference is, this is a private company closed. The problem, the company went public a series of oversight mechanisms to Main Topics maintain accountability, such as financial statements, while things like this does not apply to a private company. This was widely criticized by the observer. Cocokkah to Indonesia?
The question, if so whether crowdfunding suitable for Indonesia? The answer is suitable when applied donation-based crowdfunding, not equity crowdfunding.
Why? Obviously because we are not ready from the legal side. We do not yet have rules and regulations governing things like that. Thus, neither the company nor contributors are not protected by law. However, when applied to the donation-based crowdfunding will be another story. It actually can stimulate the growth of creative businesses in Indonesia. There have been several movies, books, music concerts, albums, even games that managed to be realized from the funding through rowdfunding.
In the future we certainly hope there are many more ideas that can be realized, especially those that have great social value and is able to contribute to the well-being society. The presence of crowdfunding sites like opportunities. net or Wujudkan.com also helped a lot of ideas to the public. Communications good idea already of course, will help the young creators to obtain the funds needed. This is the future of young people show an idea and make it happen independently with support wide community.