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Homestrings, Inc.: Diaspora-Based Financing and the Crowd Funding of Development
Homestrings is an online investment platform for overseas diasporas to link financially with their home countries. The founder believes crowd-funding can become a pillar for development, but U.S. regulatory hurdles and resources constraints are substantial. The company is considering targeting non-diaspora investors, introducing new products like insurance or banking, and related expansion strategies.
Business Growth and Maturation;
Financial Services Industry;
Kerr, William R., and Alexis Brownell. "Homestrings, Inc.: Diaspora-Based Financing and the Crowd Funding of Development." Harvard Business School Case 814-031, September 2013.