What Is Equity Crowdfunding?
Equity crowdfunding is also referred to as crowd-investing, investment crowdfunding, or crowd equity. Equity crowdfunding is a mechanism that enables broad groups of investors to fund startup companies and small businesses in return for equity.
Below is a curated list of equity crowdfunding platforms for startups, entrepreneurs, and investors.
|Angel List||AngelList is a U.S. website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups. Created in 2010, the platform has a mission to democratize the investment process.|
|Crowdcube||Crowdcube is a British investment crowdfunding platform. Crowdcube provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funding from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.|
|Fundable||Fundable is a crowdfunding platform that offers both rewards-based and equity-based campaigns for small businesses to start raising capital.|
|Seedrs||Seedrs is an equity crowdfunding platform for discovering and investing in seed-stage startups. Seedrs is based in the United Kingdom but open to investors and entrepreneurs throughout Europe.|
|CircleUp||CircleUp is an equity-based crowdfunding site based in San Francisco. Their mission is to help entrepreneurs thrive by giving them the capital and resources they need.|
|WeFunder||WeFunder is the "Kickstarter for investing". Their aim is to revitalize capitalism and keep the American dream alive by building a new type of stock market ("a NASDAQ for riskier ventures") allowing them to fund tens of thousands more startups and small businesses.|
|EquityNet||EquityNet connect small businesses and entrepreneurs to funding sources that will fuel their businesses. Their lending partners provide a wide variety of loan options with a billion to business commitment. The accredited investors in the EquityNet community review all types of opportunities, providing funding and insights.|
|SeedInvest||SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform that provides individual investors with access to pre-vetted startup investment opportunities. SeedInvest goal is to open up access to venture capital and angel investing to everyone.|