Can there really be 452 crowd funding platforms?

Hard not to be struck by this statistic in this morning’s in-box. According to the report below from crowd sourcing.org, there are now 452 crowd funding platforms, and collectively they were used to raise $1.5Billion in 2011, in over a million successful fund-raising campaigns.

I thought I was on top of this space, but if this report is correct there are far more of these platforms than I know about, and far more successful crowd fund-raisings than I had imagined. Does this match anyone else’s experience?

Comments

  1. I was also surprised to see the number of platforms available, Richard! After years of trying to seek funding in London and Berlin, I sort of gave up and lived a ‘social life with meaning’ online, but now I’m picking up again.

    Mobile Image Explorer on http://www.sponsume.com is the public approach. Might you be the first Online Angel to sanction and bless my efforts? http://www.sponsume.com/project/mobile-image-explorer

    Yours gratefully in advance,
    Sabine

  2. Davis Jones says:

    That surprised me too. I believe the amount of deal flow, but I wonder how many of those 452 platforms are live funding platforms.

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