*We ran an update to this article for 2019 data.
Looking to invest in promising startups or raise money for your venture?
We have compiled a list of the platforms offering access to invest in high growth startup companies and have rated them using a few factors below. The term "Equity Crowdfunding" grew in popularity during the boom of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter ($3.8 Bil raised as of Aug 2018) and Indiegogo ($1.5 Bil). in 2017 the overall crowdfunding industry raised $34 billion, as reported by Fundly, of which $2.5 billion was raised through equity portals. While crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter offer non-monetary rewards for investing in startups, equity crowdfunding enables you to get a slice of the equity of the company and gain from its long-term growth. Following the "crowd" for a reward of early access to a product or promo material may provide but with investing with the "crowd" is not synonymous with profit.
Our rank factors investing returns, fees, amount of money raised, number of offerings, and input from users. We will continue to update the ranking.
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- Top 10 list by Salvador Briggman of CrowdCrux also placed AngelList in the #1 spot, with Early Shares, and CrowdCube of the UK following.
- The platforms are primarily located in the United States of America. Though there is a concentration of platforms in the U.S.A, business listed have a greater global reach and spread. If you want to review the research on each of the platforms we have conducted you can click the link on each of the platform names.
- Money Crashers has an extensive ranking also placing AngelList at the top, followed by CircleUp, and Fundable
We welcome your input and are happy to add further platforms from around the world, we welcome your comments below, or contact us with our form.