Tips For 2015 On Fundamental Issues In Crowdfunding
$787.5millionEquity-based funding raised last year, up 301 percent from 2013 CircleUp Use it if…You have an established consumer-product company and you’re looking to fund a new project. But watch out for…A rigorous screening process makes getting a listing tough; CircleUp says it accepts fewer than 3 percent of companies that apply. Total funds raised since founded (2012) More than$100million Total funds raised in 2014$40million FoundersPrivate equity executive Ryan Caldbeck and Rory Eakin, who wanted to provide financing to fast-growing businesses too small to interest traditional private equity firms. Known forCutting-edge food, clothing, and other consumer goods. Companies with at least $500,000 in annual revenue can apply to be listed for CircleUp’s network of accredited investors–which could also get your product in front of CircleUp partners Procter & Gamble and General Mills. Pricing Commission, typically around 5 percent of the total amount successfully raised. AngelList Use it if…”You pretty much need to list here” if you’re expanding, especially tech companies, says Richard Swart, a crowdfunding researcher with the University of California, Berkeley. AngelList now boasts 200,000 startups and 30,000 investors.