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Crowdfunding Your Business
Your First Customers    ARE    Your Angel Investors
Free Internet Money For Your Business Is Better Than Grants, Loans or Venture Capital
Business schools used to teach that you had to raise money for your business by finding venture capital and/or applying for government loans at some brick and mortar bank. But crowdfunding is the new method of starting projects by raising money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. This means you don't have to adopt some shark tank angel investors to be your new boss... just as you are finally trying to become your own boss.

Even more importantly, it also means that you can start by selling pre-orders to your future customers... before you've even started your business! Since finding customers or clients is the single most important part of any business, moving this step to the beginning of the process is a total game-changer. A small business revolution!

Crowdfunding is not for everyone, and not for every business model, but it is definitely a route worth considering. If you are not trying to start a business, but just looking for more work or extra income, there are endless peer-to-peer solutions in the new sharing economy worth investigating.

On this page you can explore a growing list of different crowdfunding platforms currently available on the internet. Most of these provide tools you can use to raise money for your new or expanding business, but you can also select other categories below from health to housing:
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Kickstarter
https://Kickstarter.com/

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Kickstarter has reportedly received more than $1.5 billion in pledges from 7.8 million backers to fund 200,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects. People who back Kickstarter projects are offered tangible rewards and one of a kind experiences in exchange for their pledges. This model traces its roots to subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work. Funding Model: All or nothing
Focus: Creative projects
Highest funded projects to date.
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Indiegogo
https://Indiegogo.com/

Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. Then, we help you spread the word. Have an idea? Start a campaign. Want to make a difference in the world? Support something meaningful. It's as simple as that. Indiegogo allows people to solicit funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business. Nine million people from all around the world visit the site on a monthly basis. The site runs on a rewards-based system, meaning donors, investors, or customers who are willing help to fund a project or product can donate and receive a gift, rather than an equity stake in the company. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Allows a broad range of projects
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FundRazr
https://FundRazr.com/

FundRazr was launched in the summer of 2010 with an enthusiastic team led by CEO and crowdfunding pioneer, Daryl Hatton. We understand the difficulties of raising money, and we are passionate about providing an alternative funding source for startups, charities, and personal causes. We believe in the power of community support and sharing your story with the world. Ultimately, we want to build great company, have fun, and help people in a meaningful way. So far, FundRazr has helped raise over $52 million from over 45,000 campaigns in 37 different countries around the world. We believe in creating a platform that is easy to use, inexpensive, and can leverage the power of the internet community. Contrary to some other crowdfunding platforms, our platform does not limit the type of campaigns we host. We want to be flexible and available to everyone, for any kind of cause, from almost anywhere in the world. Wikipedia Page




Kiva
http://Kiva.org/

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Since Kiva was founded in 2005: 1,296,439 Kiva lenders, $711,830,675 in loans, 98.72% repayment rate. We work with: 296 Field Partners, 450 volunteers around the world, 85 different countries. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans. Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations. Wikipedia Page




Razoo
http://www.Razoo.com/

Razoo is crowdfunding that makes a difference. People just like you have used Razoo to create more than 100,000 fundraising websites and to give over $400M to the causes they care about. Razoo is a movement of people who want to make generosity a part of everyday life. Generosity is win-win. Not only does it make the world a better place, it also makes us happy and fulfilled - especially when we give to the people and causes we care about most. Search for and support over 1 million officially registered nonprofit organizations. Set up a fundraiser for a nonprofit of your choice or setup a personal fundraiser for yourself or someone you care about. There are no setup fees and no monthly subscription fees. Raise money as a team on Razoo. Or simply help others spread the word about their cause.




Tilt.com
https://Tilt.com/

Human history is filled with examples of groups coming together and pooling their resources to transform a neighborhood, a community, a city, or even a nation. At Tilt, we're excited to be building software that makes pooling resources with a group just a little bit easier. Since 2012, over 300,000 groups have used Tilt to turn their ideas, large and small, into reality. Our users have done a lot to make us proud, from thousands of tailgates, fantasy football leagues, and party buses all the way to sending the Jamaican Bobsled Team to the Sochi Olympics, fundraising the construction of an entire elementary school in India, bringing the Foo Fighters to perform in a small town, and everything in between. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Any goal
Offers both a consumer product and enterprise solution for brands.
Wikipedia Page




appbackr
http://www.AppBackr.com/

appbackr's mission is to index the world's apps, enabling app users to make informed and inspired decisions, and making apps accessible to everyone through the App Anatomy™ Project. App Users: appbackr indexes the world's apps so that app users can make informed and inspired decisions. Our App Index page gives users access to our data and technology. Users can enter keywords and adjust filters including appscore, price, and category to find the right app. Developers: Our App Index aggregates publicly available data from app stores that developers can use. We have built the technology that evaluates an app based on three core components: behaviors, technical performance, and user sentiment. Developers can verify their apps, contribute to our index, and unlock their appcard - data available only to the app's developer.




Crowdfunder
https://www.Crowdfunder.com/

Crowdfunder Mission: Connecting entrepreneurs with investors around the world to help fund their business and fuel economic growth. Entrepreneurs: Crowdfunder provides a guided process, a collaborative online platform, and an investor network that enables them to raise investment capital. Investors: Crowdfunder provides the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of exciting companies that were previously exclusive investment offerings only available to the top Silicon Valley venture capitalists or industry insiders. World: Crowdfunder is refashioning the broken early-stage funding market that is critical in empowering entrepreneurship and driving innovation.




FundAnything
https://FundAnything.com/

FundAnything is the best way to fund ANYTHING. It's always free to get started. The money you raise is yours to keep. No repayment is ever required. The possibilities are limitless. People just like you are using FundAnything to make incredible things happen every day! Decide what you want to fund and get started now! Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Funding for any kind of project - business, creative, arts, personal, charitable.
Fundraising backed by major celebrities such as Donald Trump.




GoGetFunding
http://GoGetFunding.com/

GoGetFunding is a crowdfunding website that lets you raise money for anything that matters to you. From personal causes and events to projects and more. We've helped people from all over the world raise millions online. We've been recognized by Forbes as one of the top global crowdfunding websites and our campaigns have been featured in a vast number of leading press publications. We're really, really passionate about helping to make awesome things happen. That could range from helping you raise money for critical medical expenses, a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer trip or to launch an exciting new business. Being involved in so many personal and powerful plans, projects and causes drives us to do what we do.




IgnitionDeck
http://IgnitionDeck.com/

A Powerful Wordpress Crowdfunding Platform Crowdfund, Pre-Sell or Raise Money For Your Video Game. IgnitionDeck works with any of the thousands of themes available for Wordpress, but also includes a free copy of our WordPress crowdfunding framework, Theme 500. All themes are fully responsive, fully customizable, and offer a complete all-in-one solution. IgnitionDeck Enterprise is the only professional grade crowdfunding platform for WordPress, and is backed by the best support team in the business.




Onevest
https://Onevest.com/

Onevest will reshape the private equity industry by democratizing early stage investing: Connect founders to capital allowing their ideas to transform into successful companies, simultaneously creating new investment opportunities for individual investors. Early in Onevest's formation we realized that an investment community must be built on trust, and in order for a business to be trusted, its core value must be integrity. We think access to capital should depend on your ideas and ability to execute, not your contacts. Find vetted accredited investors throughout the US and internationally. Receive targetted introductions to investors interested in your company. Potential opportunities to participate in curated investor-focused events (in-person and webinars), phone calls and video pitches. Wikipedia Page




PledgeMusic
http://PledgeMusic.com/

PledgeMusic gives artists the tools, services and support that they need to create music, videos, merchandise, exclusive events and personalized fan experiences that, until now, has never been available in one place. PledgeMusic does not discriminate, whether an artist is signed to a major label or an indie, are on their starting jog or victory lap, PledgeMusic is, at its core, a community of artists and fans with no boundaries. When a fan becomes a Pledger they become a part of the artist's journey from the studio to the stage. The PledgeMusic tools and technology are the "how" but the music and the experience are the "why." Funding Model: All or nothing
Focus: Musicians
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Start Some Good
http://StartSomeGood.com/

We exist to empower you to become a social innovator. By providing social entrepreneurs, changemakers and non-profits with the tools you need to rally your community and raise funds, together we can turn ideas into action and impact. The truth is there is no shortage of problems in the world. But the good news is there's also no shortage of people with the ideas and passion to address those problems. These are our people, the changemakers. Too often however, the vision for change doesn't come packaged with the resources needed to make it happen. StartSomeGood provides social entrepreneurs with a platform to raise funds and build a community of supporters -- all in a fun, engaging and community-driven way. Our site taps into the power of community, allowing social entrepreneurs to ask for financial support from supporters from around the world. We give them the tools to update their supporters and provide unique rewards in exchange for support - on their first campaign, and for future campaigns down the road.




Fundly
https://Fundly.com/

Fundly is a crowdfunding site for online fundraising of all sizes. Fundly makes it easy for non-profits, charities, politics, clubs, schools, teams, churches, and many other causes to quickly raise money online from friends, family, colleagues, donors, and other supporters via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and social media networks. It is also an app for social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn. It uses WePay to process donations. Donors are charged when they make a donation. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Personal, charitable, and political causes
Available as an app for a Facebook page. Charges a per credit card transaction fee.
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Mobcaster
http://Mobcaster.com/

By combining a crowd-funding platform with an online television channel, Mobcaster is the first and only place to find original, independent, audience-supported television shows. It gives aspiring and experienced TV makers a platform to fund, broadcast and monetize their TV shows. Using Mobcaster's crowd-funding platform and social media tools, TV makers can build their audience and fund their productions. Audiences can pledge directly to the TV shows they want to see instead of being flooded with unwanted content through expensive cable packages. Funding Model: All or nothing
Focus: TV shows
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Petridish.org
http://Petridish.org/

We created this community because we, like you, love science. We love the thrill of a new discovery. And the chance to extend the bounds of human knowledge. On Petridish, you can get involved first hand with research projects that are changing our world. Discover teams led by world-renowned researchers. Make science truly come to life by backing your favorite scientists and causes. Without your support, none of these projects could happen. Funding Model: All or nothing
Focus: Scientific research
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PodFund
http://PodFund.com/

Founded in 2013, PodFund is the world's first crowdfunding platform for new media. We give new media creators a central location to raise money for their audio or video projects. If you create podcasts, internet radio, or video productions – audio or video for the Internet – then PodFund is for you and your fans! We understand the challenges of creating audio and video content for the Internet. Our mission is bring creators and fans together and provide the vehicle for creators to raise funds and reward their fans for their support. Because we are the world's first and only niche crowdfunding site for new media, creators will also enjoy the benefits of additional exposure.




Rally.org
https://Rally.org/

Rally.org makes it easy for individuals, groups, social causes and non-profits to fundraise online with no tipping points or hassle. The platform may be used for ongoing fundraising as well as for one-time initiatives. Rally.org can be used by organizations and individuals including charities, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, students, political campaigns, and social causes. Fundraisers can use the platform to create a page about their cause, which the site refers to as a "Rally", and collect money through the platform's payment-processing system. They can also share their story through content including photos, video and blog entries. Funding Model: Keep it All
Focus: Medical, educational, charitable, creative, entrepreneurial, and political causes
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RocketHub
http://RocketHub.com/

You want your crowdfunding project to be successful. Period. You want your project to be where it belongs, and you want it to be noticed. You're busy and you need this to be worth your time. You want to do nothing less than to dazzle your supporters. We get it. We know what it feels like to take a risk for your passion, because we've been there (meet our team below). We see ourselves as your partner. So, we've designed everything – our site, systems and support – to help you achieve your goals today. And, we are working with governments, educators, and communities to make sure your opportunities for success will expand tomorrow. Funding Model: Keep it All
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Communifunder
http://GoCommunifunder.com/

Communifunder helps you get the money you need. We've all had hundreds of ideas we wish we'd acted upon. Now You Can! At Communifunder, we provide a venue where you can raise the capital needed to make your dreams a reality. What better place to validate your idea, and get the money you need? You are in Total Control. Every project you find on Communifunder was created independently by an individual or a team of innovators. While we don't mind helping, we are not directly involved in the development of the projects behind the campaigns. Your project is our FIRST priority. You know what you need and how long it might take to complete your raise. Anyone can launch a project on Communifunder, start your application and get approved today. Funding Model: Keep it All




Community Funded
http://CommunityFunded.com/

We provide crowdfunding solutions for both individual campaigns and one-of-a-kind white label platforms that integrate seamlessly with any website. Whether you're a small business owner or a multi-campus university system, we give you the robust tool-set, knowledge base, and support to easily launch engaging fundraising projects that build and retain a vibrant community of donors. The unique scalability of our business model is that we have expertise in both running crowdfunding campaigns and managing them from a platform level, which means we pass those best practices on to you. Funding Model: All or Nothing OR Keep it All
Focus: Platform Creation for Universities, Nonprofits, and Faith-Based Organizations
Allows for white-labeled integration on existing websites.
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Experiment.com
https://Experiment.com/

Our mission is to fund science that moves us forward. As a society, we are in a position to study, learn, and innovate more than ever before. Yet there is one major bottleneck: funding. In recent years, it's become increasingly difficult for new ideas to get off the ground, especially the innovative and high-risk ideas with the biggest impact. Since 2010, 80% of principal investigators spend more time writing grant proposals and 67% are struggling with less funding. 'Big science' has become synonymous with 'budget cuts'. Funding Model: All or nothing
Focus: Fund scientific research
No tangible awards are given for backing, only personal satisfaction. Formerly called Microryza.
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FundedByMe
https://www.FundedByMe.com/

Why raise money using equity crowdfunding? Equity crowdfunding is a way of raising funds for your business from multiple investors. It offers you as an entrepreneur a way to get funding to start, grow and/or expand your business. From your crowd investors you receive funding, but also knowledge and expertise. In return you offer investors shares in your company, encouraging commitment to the growth of your business. A typical campaign length is 45 or when the campaign closes at 100 percent funding, whichever comes first. Wikipedia Page




Teespring
http://Teespring.com/

Teespring allows you to create & sell custom apparel with ZERO Hassle, ZERO upfront costs, and ZERO risk. Teespring is the best way to design and sell custom apparel online. You design a product and sell it. The sales money pays for the production of your design and we ship it to all of your buyers. When you use Teespring you don't have to pay a dollar upfront, guess how many shirts you'll need, or have to chase anyone down for cash. It only takes a couple of minutes to launch a campaign and start selling awesome merchandise on Teespring. Wikipedia Page












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