New York, NY (PRWEB) 9 November 2012. (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
As estimated by the industry report from crowdsourcing.org, crowdfunding has exploded in the last decade, evolving from non-existent to a three billion dollar industry this year. In the last five years, the number of platforms has increased fivefold, growing from 450 to 700 in the last year alone. For anyone hoping to raise money, navigating through so many platforms can be frustrating. That’s where CrowdsUnite steps in. The portal identifies each crowdfunding website’s basic components and uses them to filter, sort, and compare. Each website profile has reviews and articles that explain more about that particular platform.
“The crowdfunding space is getting overcrowded” says Alex Feldman CEO and Founder of CrowdsUnite. “With so many platforms out there, it’s very easy to get confused about where to start. We want to establish ourselves as the first stop for anybody who is raising money. Using our service, you can narrow down just to the platforms that you qualify for, and then easily compare them.”
Going with a smaller niche platform has its advantages over the larger established ones. Smaller companies may offer lower fees and a better customer experience. They may also be aimed at a specific industry or demographic. Finding the best fitting portal right now is a time-consuming task requiring web searches, visiting comparison blogs, and scouring each website in search of information.
CrowdsUnite makes the whole process fast and easy. They worked with each platform to get key information about them. Visitors can filter crowdfunding platforms based on three criteria: platform type, country of requester, and campaign type. Platform type indicates what the person asking for money will give back in return , which can be debt, donation, reward, or equity. Country of requester describes where the requester originates. Campaign type can be either “All or Nothing,” in which the set goal of the campaign must be met to receive the money, or “Keep what you raised,” in which the requester keeps whatever amount they raise. The platforms could be compared based on several other fields, including fees and the number of monthly visitors.
The top ten Crowdfunding platforms generate 83% of all the revenue in the industry. CrowdsUnite will equalize the playing field by letting users find small niche platforms as easily as the more established ones. Two weeks since going live, CrowdsUnite has accumulated over 55 platforms and over 130 articles. The portal is adding new websites daily, with the goal of having all crowdfunding platforms listed and organized.
CrowdsUnite goal is to connect people who want to raise money with the best possible crowdfunding platform for their purpose. It categorizes all platforms and allows users to filter, sort, and compare them. Each website profile has reviews and articles that explain more about that particular platform.