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Crowdinvesting to raise cash for small Mid-East firms

4 June 2013 Last updated at 00:17 BST

With banks reluctant to lend, start-ups and small firms need new ways to raise capital.

Could the answer be finding lots of investors to buy small stakes in your company?

Crowdinvesting is becoming more popular in the Middle East but is it too risky for would-be backers in the region?

Simon Atkinson reports.