Sunday, September 8, 2013
In 2012, the amount of funds raised through crowdfunding platforms was $2.7 billion. From this 52% or approximately $1.4 billion has been raised through donation/rewards-based platforms, another 44% was raised through lending-based platforms and the remaining 4% came from equity-based platforms.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Crowdfunding interest continues to rise as evidenced by recent google search trends (see chart below). The number of crowd funding platforms continues to accelerate globally and recently surpassed 500 with the US having the most plaforms. Millions of participants have already funded reward, donation and lending-based projects. However, the explosion of growth is still coming once retail individuals in the US are allowed to make equity-based investments in existing local or start-up companies.