Crowdfunding Websites

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.


  1. Equity Crowdfunding sites
  2. Donation Crowdfunding and Crowd Selling sites
  3. Peer to peer lending


Last updated Oct 2013

Equity Crowdfunding

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. – AngelsDen now offers equity crowdfunding along with its more traditional pitch & meet events.
–  read an interview with Angels Den founder Bill Morrow – beta launched in July 2012 – the original equity crowdfunding website
– read an interview with Crowdcube founder Darren Westlake – launched Jan 2013 – both a funding and a post-funding investment management service
– read a discussion with Seedrs founder Jeff Lynn – is a hybrid internet based crowdfunding / business angel network solution
– read an interview with founder Syndicate Room founder Goncalo de Vasconcelos




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.




In beta:


Not currently legal – but the following beta projects

Donation Crowdfunding

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

France – crowdfunding for startups, based in Paris, site operates in French.

Fondatio – French only crowdfunding website– 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

USA – 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

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