Recently, Adam Gower published a book titled Leaders of the Crowd: Conversations with Crowdfunding Visionaries and How Real Estate Stole the Show. The book provides a brief history of American financial regulation, the JOBS Act, and how the JOBS Act transformed the real estate industry. The book offers interviews with key crowdfunding visionaries including policymakers and founders of crowdfunding portals.

Considering Grower’s book release, we took a look back at books published by Equity Crowdfunding leaders.

Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It by Amy Cortese. Locavesting explores several financial tools for small business owners. In addition to equity crowdfunding, Cortese explores micro-lending, cooperatives, and other local sources of investment.

Equity Crowdfunding for Investors by David M. Freedman and Matthew R. Nutting. The book is a how to for investors to help investors make smarter decisions, conduct due diligence on their investment, and understand new SEC equity crowdfunding rules.

Equity Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide For Startups and Growing Companies by Nathan Rose. This book explains how firms can maximize their use of equity crowdfunding and determine if it is an appropriate source of venture financing. The book also explores successful equity crowdfunding ventures.

Forthcoming Topics in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding is still a relatively brand-new source of financing. As markets mature, look for books that explore secondary markets, governance, and crowdfunding for local economic development.

Additionally, equity crowdfunding will utilize new tools on the Blockchain that can allow for the securitization of more asset classes. This type of securitization will change how society accesses fundamental assets such as homes, vehicles, etc.