US based Wefunder claims to be have the largest number of investors and investment volume compared to other equity crowdfunding portals. They offer investments in virtually all startup sectors, as well as other alternative investments such as film productions. They have raised $404M so far. In 2021, startups raised $186M via Reg CF offerings on Wefunder, way more than any other platform in the US, with a 37% market share. They do not take any up front fees and offer onboarding and ongoing support to startup founders.
Crowdcube claims to be the world's first equity crowdfunding platform. They are England's biggest and most popular equity crowdfunding platform, with a huge pool of registered investors and dozens of fundraising campaigns at any given moment. They are sector agnostic and accept all kinds of businesses, with the exception that they don't accept startups that won't be of interest to their investors. Crowdcube is on a mission to support entrepreneurship and is set to "fuel the next generation of businesses who want to leave a mark on the world."
StartEngine is one of the first platforms in the market, and their CEO and co-founder Howard Marks has been one of the key spokesmen for equity crowdfunding in the US. Today they are one of the largest equity crowdfunding platforms in the US market, with various investment opportunities listed on their platforms, some open to all investors and some for accredited investors only. Having launched the first ever equity crowdfunding campaign in the US on their platform in 2015, they have a strong track record of more than 300 companies they've helped fund.
Republic is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms for non-accredited investors, and enjoys the legacy of the AngelList group. They have listings in various sectors, crypto related startups included, and accept investments from as little as 10$. They focus on Title III investments - for companies raising up to 1,070,000$ over a 12 month period.
SeedBlink is a full-service investment platform that enables everyday and accredited investors to access curated European tech startups via equity crowd-investing and angel syndicates. Seedblink's focuses on innovative technologies and VC-grade screening process. On the investor side, they partnered with many EU based VCs and angel groups. They are growing rapidly and aim to be the largest in the EU. They’ve started in December 2019 and they’re now counting a community of 7.000 like-minded investors enrolled on their platform, from 47 countries. Recently, they have surpassed 33M EUR collected in 57 campaigns, with almost 12M EUR raised directly through crowdinvesting in their 20 months of activity. They are embarked on a very exciting mission to foster innovation in Europe, learning and growing together. The founders have decades of experience as tech startup founders with several successful exits, and as investors in startups.
Fanvestor enables entertainment and sports celebrities to capitalize on their social media fan basis. The Fanvestor platform allows their fans to invest in their businesses and take part in their success. Some of the celebrities featured on Fanvestor in 2020-2021 include: The Jonas Brothers, DJ Khaled, the LA Dodgers, Ryan Seacrest, Jackson Wang, Hamilton the Musical, and more.
Fundify is a tech-driven equity crowdfunding platform that enables almost anyone in the U.S. to invest in startups and other early stage companies with as little as $10. They’re on a mission to simplify startup funding and investing with technology and by pairing qualified startups with an expert in their field for review and comment.
Bambucorn is a regulated equity crowdfunding marketplace for investments in private securities, enabling early-stage ventures to raise equity financing by issuing tokenized securities through the platform. Bambucorn’s vision is to be a catalyst to encourage effective cross-pollination, allowing investors to access private equity deals in other geographies with legal structures that they are comfortable with, and vice versa.
Fundable is part of the Startups.com network, which is set to support startup founders. Fundable is the group's crowdfunding service, and it is geared to businesses and startups raising funds both in return for equity or in return for rewards. There is no cost to investors and startups only pay a monthly subscription fee to present on the platform and connect with Fundable's investor network.
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