New 2013 Industry Report Demonstrates Crowdfunding is Here and Growing

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CommunityLeader says report confirms it is time for Business Professionals and Organizations to launch their Crowdfunding Portals

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“The incredible worldwide growth of Crowdfunding as documented in Massolutions’ 2013CF Crowdfunding Industry Report provides organizations in the crowdfunding business with the added confidence to invest now in establishing themselves as leaders in this rapidly emerging market,” said Joseph Barisonzi, CEO of CommunityLeader, Inc.

CommunityLeader has continued to emphasize over the past 12 months the need for business professionals and their organizations to start the process of developing their crowdfunding platforms as soon as possible. The report clearly demonstrates the growth and breath of both the worldwide and U.S. crowdfunding industry and that it is here to stay. This report can be purchased and downloaded at

“Too much has been made in the United States of the SEC’s unfortunate delays in the adoption of the rules in accordance with Title II and Title III of the 2012 Jobs Act,” explains Barisonzi. “Community and business leaders seeking to support economic, business and job development in their communities can develop their own crowdfunding tools now. The report is further evidence that they can start using these tools in today’s existing regulatory environment.”

Massolution’s Industry Report is based on a review of over 225 portals throughout the world in multiple crowdfunding models. This second annual report builds on the projects from last year's edition and lays out expectations for the next 12 months. It forecasts that North America’s crowdfunding to exceed $3.7 billion in 2013."

“Massolution’s findings show that equity-based crowdfunding has an average funding probability of 45%, but a high pledge vs. payout ratio of 93% indicates that equity-based crowdfunding is an efficient way to invest in terms of investment preferences." said Scott Bachman, CommunityLeader’s CMO. “With CommunityLeader’s business development and due diligence tool— CampaignLeader, the systematic automation of our backend crowdfunding engine— Apicista, and the quality of partner support in our Crowdfunding Service Center, we provide portals the opportunity to meet and exceed these ratios on behalf of their business customers while ensuring complete transparency and accountability to their investors.”

CommunityLeader is an industry leading full-service provider of custom and private-labeled crowdfunding platform solutions for individuals, organizations and businesses seeking to sponsor, host and run their own crowdfunding portals. For more information on how you can launch and finance a portal go to: or call 866.516.8922.

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