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U.S. Investment Crowdfunding Industry | thecrowdcafe.com @jsandlund by Mind Map: U.S. Investment Crowdfunding
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U.S. Investment Crowdfunding Industry | thecrowdcafe.com @jsandlund

General/Startup Portals

Not black and white, but largely looking to facilitate investments in high-growth/high-risk startups. Investor motivations: high upside, sexiness, fun, etc. 

Existing Startup Networks

Angelcrowds

Angellist

Efactor

Equitynet

Fundable

Fundroom

Gust

MicroVentures

RaiseCapital

Seedups

PitchBrite, Reecntly acquired by Caprally

VentureBonsai

40Billion

99funding

Cielex

ConfidentCrowd

Conzortia Business Funding

Crowdbacon

Crowdboarders

crowdfunding social network

CrowdCusp

Offers a plethora of business services/products in addition to a crowdfunding platform

Crowdfunder

Strategic partnership with GATE Impact worth noting; looks like they're positioning to provide a robust secondary market for crowdfunded securities. For more: http://www.thecrowdcafe.com/crowdfunder-partners-with-gate-impact/

CrowdIt

CrowdIt is launching an entirely new approach to crowdfunding with a clear mission – to extend beyond just funding by incorporating much-needed expert advice, peer review, collaboration and business networking into the core functionality of the site. CrowdIt differs from other sites, because it focuses on tapping the collective power of the crowd to create the support system people need to turn their ideas into a reality.

EarlyShares

Raised $1.15m Series A in early August; investing in preemptive education and awareness through a nationwide crowdfunding tour

Efunder

Splash page - BD affiliation

Fundinglaunchpad

Crowdfunding today through SCOR offerings. More info: http://bit.ly/UuyzJ0

Hedgeable

Interesting player; will offer crowdfunding for free to companies and investors; monetization will be from cross-selling services. More info: http://bit.ly/QUdrv7

FundersClub

Ibankersdirect

IRAvest

Motaavi

PeoplesVC

Poliwogg

PrivateCapitalMarket

Connects investors to companies via webinars… interesting. refer to article: http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/adding-webinar-presentations-to-equity-crowdfunding-projects/23406

ReturnOnChange

RockthePost

Seedinvest

Great early branding/positioning; strong partnerships within the industry

Seedrs

indicated in crowdsourcing.org interview that they're looking at european expansion; also very likely to enter the U.S. market

Crowdsourcing.org interview

Start.ac

StartupAddict

Startupvalley

SterlingFunder

Symbid

WeFunder

Ycombinator Alum; launched to AIs March 13; takes transaction fee and small interest in startup; will allow companies to use its platform for "private fundraising"

Incrowdcapital

Niche Portals

Creative

RocketHub (General)

IndieGoGo (General)

Publishing, unglue.it, Pubslush, Authr

Films, SeedandSpark (Films), Slated (Films), FilmFunder, Backed by production studio in Cali (Cloud Nine)

Events, Picatic, Gigfunder, Queremos, Togather

Real Estate

Collaperty, Just launched (2/26); social network for accred. real estate investors; interesting platform

Crowdmason, Friends with founder

CrowdStreet

Fundrise, live today; registering securities with SEC

Fquare

ifunding.co

PatchofLand

ProdigyNetwork

RealCrowd

Realtymogul, Accelerated through techstars; friends with founder

RealtyShares

SmallStreetUSA

Affinity Portals

These portals are carving out niches or focusing on investor affinities. Niche:Investors will be attracted to niche portals as many of them will use domain-experience/expertise to filter dealflow (i.e. CircleUp) Affinity: Identifying with affinities that will motivate investors (i.e. veterans, hispanic, alumni, sports)

AlumniFunder, Friends w/founder

USeed

CrowdIsmo (Latino)

RepayVets

Sprigster

Upstart

Path

Pave

impactcrowd.com

faithlauncher.com

Appbackr (Apps)

Appsplit (Apps)

ExplorationFunder

A global online marketplace connecting resource exploration projects with millions of accredited investors around the world.

Foodstart

HealthFundr

Sellanapp (Apps)

Craftfund (Craft Beers)

Medstartr (Medical)

microryza.com (Science)

Petridish (Science)

CircleUp (Consumer Products/Retail)

SolarMosaic (Solar)

Small Business Portals

Crowdfunding for traditional small businesses (this could be considered a niche/affinity, but I decided to break it out as its a major focus of many portals). Debt will likely serve this demographic best, particularly existing SMBs Investor motivations: social impact, community support, main st. vs. wall street dynamic

Bolstr

BridgePointe Capital Markets

CloudFunded

DealStruck

FunderHut

FundLocals

LendSquare

About to launch; loans 3k - 100k for businesses in Illinois

LuckyAnt

Localstake

MissionMarkets

white labeling community platforms

MosaicFund.org

non-profit, white label, open source

P2BI

RelayFund

RebirthFinancial

Smallknot

SocStock

Beat out of techstars by Smallknot (nearly identical models). Accelerated in the Brandery

Pretty sure they failed

SoMoLend

YourStreet

interesting platform; charges investors to view investment opportunities; raising today?

FundingCommunity

Stanford, MIT grads, trying to get into Y Combinator; didn't get in. still working on the platform.

Periphery Players

Could be partners, or competitors?

Matchmakers, Lendio, Biz2Credit, BoeFly, CNF Exchange, Multifunding

Alternative Lenders, Friends company on twitter (based in Cali), OnDeckCapital, Kabbage?, Alternative? Or matchamker?

P2P Lenders, LendingClub, Prosper, Peerform

Unknowns

Questions

FundingCircle

SecondMarket

Groupon

Secondary Markets

Gate Technologies

SecondMarket

SharesPost

Accredited Capital Exchange (ACEportal)

GFI Private Shares Group

Cantor Private Markets Group

FolioInvesting

Fnex

US P2P Players

LendingClub

Prosper

Peerform

About

Includes platforms that currently, or may in the future, facilitate security crowdfunding (equity, debt, royalty models)

Segmented by target addressable market (best judgement used)

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