Equity Crowdfunding: 10 Platforms to Watch
By Joseph Maurice
With the credit crunch that started during the 2008 global financial crisis still lingering, startups all over the world have been forced to come up with innovative ways to raise financing. One way that has become very popular today is crowdfunding. According to Fundly, the total global amount raised through crowdfunding as of 2017 is $34 billion. Out of this total, $2.5 billion has been raised through equity crowdfunding. Fundly predicts that by 2025, the crowdfunding industry will grow to over $300 billion. That figure is over three times higher than the World Bank forecast of $93 billion by 2020. In 2018, crowdfunding is expected to skyrocket, with Invesdor predicting that equity crowdfunding for real estate will be the most lucrative of all. If you are planning to raise financing or invest through equity crowdfunding in 2018, here are the top 10 platforms to watch.
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