We’re creating a list of crowdfunding sources – and we expect many more to arrive in the next few weeks. If you know of a crowdfunding website not on our list, why not add yours below…
We’ve recently updated this list to split – equity crowdfunding from donation crowdfunding with an additional section on peer to peer lending.
Equity crowdfunding is true business angel investing where the investor offers cash in return for equity.
The UK market has been open since 2011 with Crowdcube as the world’s first equity funder.
www.BanktoTheFuture.com – beta launched in July 2012
www.FundtheGap.com – launched Jan 2013
Australian Small Scale Offers Board – founded in 2007, this site has been a pioneer in equity crowdfunding or crowd investing. This site will offer sale of equity for upto Aus$5m or £3.3m. Todate, the ASSOB has raised Aus$132m or around £100m.
Not currently legal – but the following beta projects
Donation crowdfunding is not truly an investment – accept that in some cases, the project owner will offer a product in return for a small donation – so a watch for $99 or a pair of gloves for $20.00
Pozible – creative and ideas crowdfunding site
Anaxago.com - crowdfunding for startups, based in Paris, site operates in French.
Fondatio – French only crowdfunding website
Ulule.com- european crowdfunding site operating in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian with Portuguese
Starteed – crowdfunding not for profit and business
Injoinet – creative and startup crowdfunding
Lanzanos - creative projects (Spanish only)
Verkami – crowdfunding for artists
UK – Crowdfunding
Abundance Generation - crowdfunding for energy projects
Crowdfunder - charity and good works
PleaseFundUS – creative crowdfunding site
Sponsume – creative crowdfunding
WeFund – creative project crowdfunding
Click2cause.com - not for profit projects and charities (USA and Canada)
Go Get Funding - half fund raising site, half funding for creative projects
Kickstarter – creative crowdfunded projects
IndieGoGo – creative (mainly) crowdfunding projects
Rocket Hub – charity and good / creative works
Peerbackers - creative crowdfunding
Profounder – startup crowdfunding
Prosper – crowd lending in dollars
Quirky – crowdfunding for inventors
Peer to Peer lending
Funding Circle - the UKs largest peer to peer lender; more about ‘crowd lending’ than ‘crowdfunding’ but with clear commercial focus
Rebuilding Society - Peer to peer lending between businesses