It is the next big thing!
Whether you want to raise money for an entrepreneurial project, a large scale practical joke, art, music, film, or game production, crowdfunding on the internet is changing the way that we think about raising needed cash for our projects. It is, without a doubt, one of the largest and fastest growing industries and is quickly and quietly changing the face of the Finance Industry. Entrepreneurs won’t have to go into a bank or multiple Venture Capital offices to pitch their idea. You will just set up a profile and campaign to raise equity capital or obtain a loan. Investors will salivate over the idea of pursuing campaigns in their pajamas looking for the next big moneymaker. What is Crowdfunding and how big is the industry?Crowdfunding is designed to help a user develop a campaign to raise funds for a project.
Crowdfunding has two different forms:
- Donation based–You set up a campaign and people come along and donate money for your project in exchange for perks or rewards.
- Equity based— investors are given shares of equity or ownership in the business in return for the money provided. This crowdfunding platform is still in it’s infancy due to the passing of the JOBS act ruling by the SEC in 2012 which made it possible for the equity based platform to exist legally on the internet. Look for many Equity based crowdfunding sites to come into play over the next few years.
According to the Crowdfunding Industry Report by Massolution, the Crowdfunding Industry is a huge and rapidly growing Industry! This Industry experienced a year over year growth rate of 81% growing from $2.7 billion in 2012 to $5.1% in 2013. In a study commissioned by the World Bank, this Industry is expected to grow to $96 billion by 2025
.For a business fund raising campaign:
- Crowdfunder has the largest and fastest growing network of investors providing equity from individuals, Angels, and Venture Capitalists.
- Somolend. has partnered with banks to provide loans to business with an existing operation and revenue.
If you would like a business plan: