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Fighting Poverty and Creating Jobs through Crowdfunding

Mar 20, 2018 11:39:57 AM / by Eduard Tee, COO posted in crowdfunding, lendahand, impact investing

With crowdfunding, it is very easy to contribute to the global fight against poverty. In order to reach this, creating jobs is considered the most important instrument. For instance, you can provide a new entrepreneur with a small loan through crowdfunding easily, so he is able to start building a life for himself and his family.

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The Most Powerful Force in the Universe (and it's probably not what you think)

Mar 12, 2018 12:24:30 PM / by Koen The, CEO posted in lendahand, investing

Recently I asked the following question in the office: assume you are really strong, you tear a phonebook in half and stack the two halves on top of each other. You tear the stack and put the new parts on top of each other again. Once more, you tear and stack. You get the idea. Now the question was: how many times should you repeat this process in order to be able to jump off the stack onto the moon? My colleague’s answers ranged from 5,000 to 1,000,000 times. Before reading on, how many times do you think you would need to tear and stack the phonebook?

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