The 9 Best Crowdfunding Tools For Small Business [2021]

The 9 Best Crowdfunding Tools For Small Business [2021]

Crowdfunding is essential to running your business.

After interviewing thousands of founders, we put together a list of the most popular crowdfunding tools.

Here they are:

1. StartEngine

Crowdfunding platform that has helped more than 350 companies raise $175M+ from a community of over 250,000 prospective investors.

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StartEngine allows everyday people to buy shares and invest in startups and early-stage companies.

StartEngine has helped more than 350 companies raise $175M+ from a community of over 250,000 prospective investors. Based in Los Angeles, the company was created in 2015 by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Ron Miller.

On StartEngine, companies can raise capital directly from their community—their friends, families, and their customers—creating thousands of brand ambassadors that can help entrepreneurs grow their business. In fact, StartEngine itself leads by example and has over 10,000 shareholders on its cap table and has raised $17M+ from the crowd.

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Businesses using StartEngine:

1 successful business is using StartEngine ➜

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2. Kickstarter

Funding platform for creative projects.

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Businesses using Kickstarter:

60 successful businesses are using Kickstarter ➜

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3. Indiegogo

Crowdfunding platform for innovations in tech and design.

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Businesses using Indiegogo:

22 successful businesses are using Indiegogo ➜

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4. Patreon

An American membership platform that provides business tools for content creators to run a subscription service. It helps creators and artists earn a monthly income by providing rewards and perks to their subscribers.

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Businesses using Patreon:

4 successful businesses are using Patreon ➜

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5. Kiva

Online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs.

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Businesses using Kiva:

2 successful businesses are using Kiva ➜

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6. Crowd Control

The only post-funding solution that allows you to run your business like a business.

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Businesses using Crowd Control:

2 successful businesses are using Crowd Control ➜

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7. SeedInvest (equity crowdfunding)

Venture capital and startup investing written by industry experts on the SeedInvest Team.

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Businesses using SeedInvest (equity crowdfunding):

1 successful business is using SeedInvest (equity crowdfunding) ➜

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8. PieShell

A new crowdfunding site dedicated to food and beverage startups.

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Businesses using PieShell:

1 successful business is using PieShell ➜

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9. CrowdEngine

Investor Management and Business Automation Solutions. An industry-leading customizable white-label solution for investment firms worldwide.

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Businesses using CrowdEngine:

1 successful business is using CrowdEngine ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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