Market size for crowdfunding is anticipated to reach $500 million by the end of 2012,
with growth fueled by anticipation of the JOBS Act taking force in January 2013.
• Accurately assess demand
• Generate engagement prior to launch
• Create brand advocates who assist on-going development
• Invite strategic partnership and acquisition opportunities
• Lower costs and, in turn, mitigate risk
This growth is due to crowdfunding’s ability to:
spot.us is a funding platform. It brings citizens, journalists, and news publishers
together in an online marketplace based on crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
methods and principles. Users can submit story tips, and journalists pitch their story
ideas for funding.
Cofolio is a web platform that allows small businesses to efficiently raise money
from their local community. Its crowdfunding process helps businesses to efficiently
widen their potential investor base and connect with individuals in their community
and existing network who are interested in local investment opportunities.
WeFunder is a crowd investing platform for startups. It helps crowd investors
purchase stock for as little as $100 in the most promising new businesses around the
country. It helps startups raise funds from their most passionate users who provide
product feedback, marketing evangelism, and business connections.
Microplace is a Paypal-owned company that aims to help alleviate global poverty
by enabling everyday people to make investments that help the world’s working
poor. It focuses on microfinance loans sent via the internet, utilizing PayPal, allowing
users to choose specific lending clients and businesses and loan them money over a
designated period of time.
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films,
games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious,
innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct
support of others. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it
quirky is a social product development company. It makes invention accessible
by bringing product ideas to life with the help of an online community at quirky.com.
Quirky engages participants to collaborate in every aspect of product creation - from
ideation, design, naming, manufacturing, marketing, right on through to sales.
IndieGoGo, is the leading global platform for crowdfunding - empowering
anyone, anywhere, to raise money for for all types of campaigns. Indiegogo helps to
spread the word about the campaign with a unique algorithm - the gogofactor.
Crowdrise is a online fundraising Site for Charity. Fundraise online for event
fundraisers and charity fundraising campaigns using online fundraising pages and
easy fundraising ideas. It allows you to support charities and volunteer organizations
by voting for their projects on the site, donating money, or helping them fundraise.
Firstgiving is the leading online fundraising platform which is dedicated to the
purpose of empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than
they ever thought possible for the causes they care about. It allows nonprofits and
their supporters to meet and exceed their goals of raising money for important
DonorsChoose is an online charity that makes it easy to help students in need
through school donations. Donors can browse project requests and give any amount
to the one that inspires. Almost 7,000 donors have reached 45,000 students through
funding over 1,000 projects on DonorsChoose.
ioby connects donors and volunteers to environmental projects in their
neighborhoods to inspire new environmental knowledge and action in New York City.
ioby builds an untapped funding source and by directing it to decentralized,
community-based environmental projects, ioby supports communities with a larger
share of environmental problems and fewer resources to confront them.
NewJelly is a website that funds your creativity. This site helps the funding of all
kinds of creative projects - be it art, food, technology, film, music or design. Share
the project with your friend via Twitter, Facebook and other communities to spread
RocketHub is an online crowdfunding platform. It helps artists, scientists,
musicians, entrepreneurs, photographers and social leaders to post fundraising
campaigns to raise funds. Make a financial contribution to a RocketHub project, vote
for a LaunchPad Opportunity submission or spread the word to friends via email,
Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc.
GoFundMe is a do-it-yourself online fundraising service for medical expenses,
volunteer trips, sports and more. It allows users to create their online donation page,
share it with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and email, and begin
collecting money online.
Peerbackers is a crowdfunding platform that allows individuals to directly finance
entrepreneurs by contributing small amounts of capital in exchange for tangible
rewards. This new way of fundraising democratizes the funding process allowing all
persons, even those with very little to give, to show their support.
Funding Circle is an online marketplace to help businesses find low cost loans
quickly and investors get better returns. Savers earn great returns and borrowers
get low cost business loans through Funding Circle's online peer to peer lending
ChipIn allows anyone to collect money for a personal cause, group purchase, or
fundraiser using their own custom ChipIn page. It enables users to organize group
payments and fundraisers (“ChipIns”) in a quick, easy, and secure way. It provides
powerful fundraising widgets that can be embedded in social media.
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