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  • William Kerr

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Homestrings, Inc.: Diaspora-Based Financing and the Crowd Funding of Development. William R. Kerr, September 2013, Case. "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..." May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014