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35 Crowdfunding Platforms

From Kid-Friendly Funding Websites to Startup-Financing Apps

— April 10, 2015 — Tech
While the first of many funding websites, ArtistShare, emerged online in 2003, later iterations of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are likely the most recognizable examples of innovative online crowdsourced funding tools. Many of these platforms are expanding their services to include mobile applications that make managing or donating on-the-go easy and convenient.

While platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo seem to be the largest, many other platforms have emerged across industries in initiatives that range from sites made to fund children's projects, vacations, medical procedures or the next big business idea.

Additionally, plenty of social good-focused crowdfunding services exist that may shed light on a particular social issue or be localized to support and cultivate business within certain communities. Other platforms may be business-specific, providing a service for raising funds for restaurants only.
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Predicted Product Success Sites
Predicted Product Success Sites
The Website Prefundia Predicts Your Success on Kickstarter
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Online School Fundraiser Platforms
Online School Fundraiser Platforms
The 'Pledgecents' Platform Lets Schools Leverage Crowdfunding
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Online Hyper Funding Collectives
Online Hyper Funding Collectives
PleaseFund.Us Does Crowdfunding for Creative Community Projects
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Inventor-Influencing Fundraising Sites
Inventor-Influencing Fundraising Sites
This Crowdfunding Community Encourages User Participation
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Crowdfunding Startup Platforms
Crowdfunding Startup Platforms
AngelList is a One-Stop Destination for Potential Investors
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Surgery Sponsoring Web Donations
Surgery Sponsoring Web Donations
Watsi is Making Medical Care Affordable for the Developing World
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Adventure Philanthropy Platforms
Adventure Philanthropy Platforms
'Climb For Change' Lets You Crowdfund Your Excursion
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Litigation Financing Platforms
Litigation Financing Platforms
This Lawsuit Funding Service Lets You Crowdfund Your Legal Battle
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Medical Fundraising Sites
Medical Fundraising Sites
Thoughtful.org is a Free Crowdfunding Platform for Expensive Emergencies
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Crowdfunding Community Offshoots
Crowdfunding Community Offshoots
CSI's Catalyst is a Platform for Funding Social Projects
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Research-Funding Web Platforms
Research-Funding Web Platforms
Microryza Crowdfunds Innovative Science Research Projects
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Crowdfunded Online Ownership Tools
Crowdfunded Online Ownership Tools
OwnMutually Lets Members Crowdfund Fractional Ownership
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Crowdfunding Mobile Apps
Crowdfunding Mobile Apps
The Indiegogo App Helps the Social Platform Expand Its Reach
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Social Enterprise Lending Websites
Social Enterprise Lending Websites
Buzzbnk is a Peer-to-Peer Crowdfunding Platform for the UK
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Crowdfunding Writer Project Websites
Crowdfunding Writer Project Websites
Beacon is Kickstarter for Writers Working on Passion Projects
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Community Funding Platforms
Community Funding Platforms
Smallknot Helps You Invest in Small Businesses in Your Neighborhood
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Wine-Focused Funding Platforms
Wine-Focused Funding Platforms
Fundovino is a Crowdfunding Site Dedicated Solely to Wine Projects
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Crowdfunding OneTouch Payment Systems
Crowdfunding OneTouch Payment Systems
The Indiegogo Apple Pay Platform Makes Monetary Support Easy
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Lobbyist-Paying Platforms
Lobbyist-Paying Platforms
A Crowdsourced Lobbying Service Ensures Your Activism is Amplified
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Continuous Crowdfunding
Continuous Crowdfunding
Forever Funding Removes Deadlines for Successful Indiegogo Campaigns
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Childbirth Crowdfunding Platforms
Childbirth Crowdfunding Platforms
Kangu Lets You Support Impoverished Mothers to Give Safe Birth
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Social Crowdfunding Platforms
Social Crowdfunding Platforms
The Buzzbnk App Helps Ventures Gather Support and Raise Funds
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Online Urban Activism Platforms
Online Urban Activism Platforms
Brickstarter is a Web Service Connecting Activists and Bureaucracy
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Innovative Micro-Crowdfunding Sites
Innovative Micro-Crowdfunding Sites
The Tipping Bucket is a Web Platform for Social Change
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Crowdfunding Apps
Crowdfunding Apps
SellanApp Lets Anyone Gain Funding and Connect with Developers
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Crowdfunded Medical Treatments
Crowdfunded Medical Treatments
The Samahope Crowdfunding Platform Helps Raise Money for Doctors
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Late Stage Crowdfunding Sites
Late Stage Crowdfunding Sites
Crowdlaunch.it as a Platform Specializes in Almost Finished Projects
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Neighborhood Crowdfunding Websites
Neighborhood Crowdfunding Websites
Spacehive is a Fundraising Platform for Public Space Projects
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Crowdfunded Local Food Platforms
Crowdfunded Local Food Platforms
Credibles Lets You Prepay for Food and Invest in Your Community
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Restaurant Crowdfunding Sites
Restaurant Crowdfunding Sites
The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Turns Customers Into Investors
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E-Commerce Equity Crowdfunding Sites
E-Commerce Equity Crowdfunding Sites
Alibaba Competitor JD.com Launched a Crowdfunding Platform
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Crowdfunding Creative Projects
Crowdfunding Creative Projects
Kickstarter Helps Aspiring Da Vincis Meet Their Mini-Medicis
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Kid-Friendly Crowdfunding Platforms
Kid-Friendly Crowdfunding Platforms
'Piggybackr' Teaches Youth the Power of Crowdfunding
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Investment Opportunity Tools
Investment Opportunity Tools
Partner Hunt Helps Entrepreneurs Find Investors and Vice Versa
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Crowdfunded Social Innovator Sites
Crowdfunded Social Innovator Sites
‘StartSomeGood’ Grows Purpose-Driven Initiatives
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