The 9 Best Crowdfunding Tools For Small Business [2024]

Updated: January 20th, 2022

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.

More About StartEngine

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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2. Kickstarter

Funding platform for creative projects.

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91 successful businesses are using Kickstarter ➜

3. Indiegogo

Crowdfunding platform for innovations in tech and design.

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36 successful businesses are using Indiegogo ➜

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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5. Kiva

Online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs.

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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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7. SeedInvest (equity crowdfunding)

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

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8. PieShell

A new crowdfunding site dedicated to food and beverage startups.

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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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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.