Crowdfunding opportunities in India
India has turned to be the sangam of opportunities. Once considered to be a poor nation, the country of 1.25 billion people is now considered a hot cake for investors. Tens of quality startups are launching everyday and attract huge investors across the globe.
Many startups and entrepreneurs do not prefer to have big investors, VCs & big corporate houses to put in money as these organizations take control of board as well as day to day activities. Many startups are looking for small investors who can trust them and put in money as a pure investment play. Crowdfunding is a solution for the same.
Check out some of the crowdfunding sites in India:-
One of the most established names in the Indian ecosystem, Angel Investment Network, is a wonderful platform with many investors and startups/businesses looking for mutual benefit. You can find hundreds of opportunities even if you are an Entrepreneur or an Investor. Worth a try!
They claim to be the world’s #1 Personal Fundraising Websites. GoFundMe makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for a host of things. In less than a minute, you’ll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it. In fact, over $1.25 Billion has been raised by GoFundMe users
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
They claim to be the home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since its launch in 2009, around 10 million people have pledged around $2 billion, funding about 90000 projects.
Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.
CrowdRise is an innovative, cost-effective online fundraising website for personal fundraisers, non-profit fundraising and event fundraising. Raise money online for causes and have the most fun in the world while doing it. Raise money online for personal causes and fundraise online for charity.
Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. INDIEGOGO helps raisers maximize contributions ensuring to receive the funds needed to fulfill campaign. One of the main advantage of Indiegogo crowsourcing is that they have multiple funding models as well as payment methods. This makes it easy to choose what works best for you.
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It has now grown into a global non-profit technology company with origins in Kenya. Today Ushahidi’s mission is the change the way information flows in the world and empower people to make an impact with open source technologies, cross-sector partnerships, and ground-breaking ventures.
Make smart decisions with a data management system that rapidly collects data from the crowd and visualizes what happened, when and where.
StartSomeGood support all types of organisations: for-profits, non-profits, individuals and everything in between. In addition, they support once-off projects as well as ongoing ventures, and you’re welcome to launch additional projects in the future as your venture grows. But it is not that easy thing, only those ventures that meet their criteria can raise funds on StartSomeGood, which enhances credibility and trust for all involved.
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