Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects ? big and small ? have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community. Every Kickstarter project is an opportunity to create the universe and culture you want to see. The games you wish you could play, the films you wish you could watch, the technology you wish someone was building ? on Kickstarter, people work together to make those things a reality.
Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the world?s first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project ?creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York.
Crowdfunder is the equity crowdfunding leader for sourcing and funding high-growth ventures with a network of over 130,000 entrepreneurs and investors. Crowdfunder and its VC Index Fund provide the opportunity for direct online investment into single ventures, as well as diversification into a broad VC-led portfolio (Index Fund) of early-stage startups - backed by many of the world?s leading Venture Capital firms and private investors. Get free access to private early-stage VC-backed startups on Crowdfunder.
Crowdrise is the #1 fundraising platform for individuals, charities, companies, and event organizers. Crowdrise has joined forces with GoFundMe, the world's largest social fundraising platform, to create the very best all-in-one social fundraising solution. With Crowdrise's powerful enterprise features and GoFundMe's community of over 30 million donors, it's never been easier to create massive impact. Tens of thousands of charities and events, and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world use Crowdrise to creatively unlock the power of their crowd and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support positive social missions.
Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups curated by their team. Republic was founded and built by AngelList alumni who believe angel investors are the catalysts to change in the world. We are more than a platform ? we are a community empowering founders and giving everyone the chance to be an angel investor. Find the business ideas you believe in and invest in innovations that shape social change and drive economic value. Raise operating dollars from your most passionate customers, pitch your business to new supporters, and build a powerful team of brand ambassadors. Republic's mission is to help innovative companies drive growth, while creating investment opportunities open to everyone.
GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Every day, members of their giving community come together to support one another and the causes they care about most. GoFundMe's campaign organizers have raised over $4 billion for medical expenses, education, community projects, sports, emergencies, pets, and more, making it the world?s largest online fundraising platform.
EquityNet's mission is to empower the entrepreneur as a human. They believe the true opportunity in empowering entrepreneurs is not just to grow a business but to unlock the human spirit, which is the most powerful driver of positive change in the world. Despite all the hoopla lately around financial innovation and venture capital, most business owners do not know where to turn for help in raising capital and getting the services they need to grow. Banks have only tightened their lending standards, and most new platforms are only focused on consumer products and buzz-worthy coastal-based start-ups. In other words, if you?re a small business owner today, the financial services you need have never been more out of reach. Rather than only meeting the entrepreneur at the register of the transaction, EquityNet works with their partners to help businesses maximize their fundability, thereby cultivating best in class investments for their investors.
Fundable.com is the #1 equity crowdfunding platform. With the industries best deals and largest industry raise sizes, Fundable is the first choice for entrepreneurs and investors who are serious about raising funding for their businesses. They believe in providing hands-on service, founder friendly interactions, and helping the entrepreneurial community grow.
CircleUp's mission is simple: Help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the capital and resources they need. There are 28 million small businesses in the United States. The overwhelming majority are hidden from investors?too small for private equity firms, not yet suitable for traditional bank loans. Through a better experience and machine learning technology CircleUp aims to connect innovative, early-stage consumer brands with capital markets, empowering entrepreneurs to thrive and investors to participate in their growth. The result is much more innovation, which improves what we eat, drink, wear, put on our skin, and how we live our lives.
MicroVentures connects angel investors with startups. It is the first online, equity based crowdfunding to enable venture capital financing. MicroVentures provides founders access to early stage capital, and accredited investors opportunities to invest in private equity. It is also the first broker/dealer in the U.S. to help startups raise capital in exchange for equity.
YouCaring is the leader in free online fundraising. Their compassionate crowdfunding platform empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives. At YouCaring, they believe that kindness is powerful, which is why they provide free fundraising for humanitarian causes so more money finds its way to the right places, doing more good for more people. Launched in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, YouCaring has helped people raise more than $800 million in support of individuals, families, communities and nonprofits looking to save lives, remember loved ones, recover from disasters, fund humanitarian efforts and much more. They make it free and easy to fundraise for good!
Named one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World" by Fast Company Magazine in 2011, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. DonorsChoose.org is dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials and experiences in our public schools. At their not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals choose projects to fund. At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.
Kiva (www.kiva.org) is a mission driven technology company. They run a global marketplace platform for crowd-funded micro-loans to serve the financially excluded. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with a mission to alleviate poverty. Kiva aims to drive social impact and enable opportunity while providing a borrower-to-lender connection: ?Loans that change lives."? In just 10 years they has raised over $800 million in loan capital for more than 1.9 million borrowers in 84 countries. Kiva?s lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level - targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continuing their expansion into new areas such as local lending in the US, student loans, water, clean energy.
Plumfund makes giving feel good, without the high fees. They partner with nonprofits with a leadership role in social and environmental change. Their work with the Great Good Science Center helps turn cutting-edge psychology, sociology and neuroscience research into practices that bring about joy, altruism, gratitude and compassion in daily life. Each member of our team cares deeply about their communities, the environment and making the world a better place. They regularly create and promote Plumfund campaigns to help those in need.
Trusted by nearly 5000 non-profits from global organizations to local volunteer groups, alongside countless personal causes, FundRazr?s comprehensive cloud-based solution makes it easy to maximize donor reach, mobilize volunteers, and steward loyal supporters, while providing unmatched visibility and value to corporate sponsors. FundRazr combines the best techniques of peer-to-peer fundraising with the innovation of world-leading crowdfunding technology. This means more efficiencies for time-starved staff, more secure and sustainable revenue growth, and greater value for partners and sponsors. With over $90 million raised to date, FundRazr?s platform has the proven power to deliver big results - without requiring big resources.
Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. Thousands of musicians, podcasters, video game developers, comic creators, and others are making a salary on Patreon. Through ongoing funding, they are able to spend more time engaging their fan-base in an interactive way and continue to populate the internet with beautiful things that millions of people enjoy.
Crowd Supply is a launchpad for open hardware, hackables and high end goods that embrace the principles of open design. It empowers product creators to bring their ideas to life with the tools and services they need the most, from strategy and crowdfunding, to ongoing sales and product fulfillment. It is the only platform of its kind to be endorsed by the Free Software Foundation for respecting the privacy and freedom of its users, and the only crowdfunding platform where every funded product has successfully been made and delivered to backers.
Chuffed.org is a global crowdfunding platform for social cause projects. Since launching in October 2013, Chuffed.org has raised over $13M from for more than 4000 social cause projects from supporter in 152 countries. Unlike most other crowdfunding platforms, Chuffed.org charges no platform fees so 100% of funds raised can go directly to the social cause projects that they support. Instead, they rely wholly on supporters to cover the online transactions fees and who have an option to donate to Chuffed.org too.
SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform that connects investors with high-quality startups. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly vetted startup investment opportunities. Since launching in 2013, SeedInvest has attracted thousands of investors who are collectively looking to invest over $200 million in startups.
Wefunder aims to revitalize capitalism and keep the American dream alive. GDP growth is slowing. Wealth inequality is increasing. Entrepreneurship is dying across America; falling from 10.6% to 3.6% among those under 30 since 1989. They aim to reverse these trends by funding more deserving businesses. Wefunders goal is to build a new type of stock market ("a NASDAQ for riskier ventures") that lets markets allocate capital to a wide range of businesses, more efficiently than banks or VC's.
Localstake was founded by a team with background in investment banking and investment management. Their goal is to support small business by providing a means of funding as well as insight into how to attract potential investors to their business. Users are able to appeal to investors on Localstake as well as their own family, friends, and customers to invest in their business.