The premise of crowdfunding is based on online platforms which enable small firms and start-ups to raise funds from many small investors, either by selling an equity stake, or in return for ‘rewards’ and discounts related to a product or service (this usually includes pre-sales). There are a large number of crowdfunding platforms focusing on various needs and sectors.
Organisation which aims to be the voice of all crowdfunding businesses in the UK, and promote crowdfunding as a viable avenue for raising funds.
The Nesta directory contains an exhaustive list of currently active crowdfunding platforms.
Rewards-based crowdfunding sites
Equity based crowdfunding sites
‘Crowdfunding today, tomorrow, together’ John Trigonis - TEDx Talk
Successful crowdfunder and author of ‘Crowdfunding for Filmmakers’ John Trigonis demonstrates how you can harness the immense power of crowdfunding to turn your idea into a reality.