Fundrise is a crowdfunding platform democratizing commercial real estate investment for non-accredited investors. Can it compete with the well-established public REIT market for retail investor capital?
Tapping into the design thinking methodology that was pioneered by its parent company, IDEO, OpenIDEO puts this powerful tool and methodology in the hands of many in an attempt to ignite even more innovation among some of the world’s most complex issues. Since 2010, OpenIDEO has successfully engaged communities across 202+ countries and spurred 16,000 “ideas for good.”
GoFundMe is an innovative crowdfunding platform that allows individuals to launch fundraising campaigns for initiatives that are important to them
What started as a social network for bookworms has turned into the largest site for readers and book recommendations with 65 million members, 2 billion books added, 68 million reviews. Goodreads leveraged crowdsourced reviews, a sticky offering (more you use it more valuable it is), and reaped the rewards when Amazon purchased them in 2013.
A crowdfunding platform, Patreon supports the arts by modernizing the patronage system of yore.
PledgeMusic, a direct-to-fan funding platform for music artists, hopes to create a closer connection between musicians and fans by providing unique experiences in exchange for pledging to artist campaigns.
To what extent will blockchain peer-to-peer crowds like OpenBazaar disintermediate the likes of Amazon?
Wikipedia – a nonprofit operating in the space of multibillion-dollar brands, mobilizing crowds effectively and creatively
How IndieGoGo is redefining the interaction between supply and demand to revolutionize the way that ideas are funded
Crowdfunding has been gaining more hype – especially in the last year since new regulation was passed allowing anyone in America to own shares of a private company. What does that mean for VCs? Why is Indiegogo positioned to win this game?