Find the best startup crowdfunding platforms

Startup crowdfunding is now getting its momentum and becomes a great investment opportunity for retail and professional investors. There are many startup crowdfunding platforms in Europe which you can explore and apply to raise capital or invest and make passive income. Startup crowdfunding platforms focus on both debt and equity and work with early-stage businesses that may seek seed financing or even go for further rounds.
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            Spreds

            Verified platform

            Spreds.com is an investment platform that focuses on equity and loan crowdfunding for campaigns that are planning to raise between €50,000 and €1,000,000 thanks to various ...

            Dozen

            Verified platform

            Our mission is to profitably channel part of our investors' savings towards projects with high growth potential led by ambitious and talented teams, so that they generate p...

            Funderbeam is a global equity funding and trading platform. We connect a diverse investor network with highly vetted growth companies across international markets and, thro...

            As pioneers in German-speaking crowdinvesting, we have been pursuing the mission with ROCKETS since 2013 to offer everyone the opportunity to participate in forward-looking...

            Fongogo

            Verified platform
            Turkey

            Fongogo, founded in 2013, is Turkey's leading crowdfunding platform active in rewards, donation and equity-based verticals. Fongogo's mission is to provide digita...

            Crowdway

            Verified platform

            Crowdway is the largest crowdinvesting platform in Poland. It provides information on the largest share issues in Poland carried out by fast-growth companies and start-ups,...

            Folkeinvest

            Verified platform

            Folkeinvest is the leading Nordic equity crowdfunding platform. We facilitate raising capital to scaling SME’s! Folkeinvest gives everyone the opportunity to participate...

            Find Funds

            Verified platform

            Find Funds is leading equity crowdfunding platform in Poland. We are operating since 2016 and successfully conducted over 25 crowdfunding campaigns. Our priority is reliabl...

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            Startups crowdfunding platforms operate in 16 countries and focus on Equity, Debt, P2P lending, Reward and Donation providing different investment opportunities for retail and accredited investors. The biggest number of Startups crowdfunding platforms are in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

            The minimum investment amount varies from platform to platform and usually depends on the investment type or particular platform goals. On this listing, you will find crowdfunding platforms that offer investment opportunities starting at 1 with a maximum investment amount of 5000.

            As a crowdfunding platform directory, we verify the most active crowdfunding platforms if they reach out and claim their profile. 18 crowdfunding platforms claimed their profile in this directory. They include Coop Crowdfunding, Crowdway, Fongogo, Zmartup, Dozen and others.

            Fun fact: among all the crowdfunding platforms listed here, the oldest has been founded in 2011 and the youngest in 2021.

             

            How do Startups crowdfunding platforms work?

            While more Startups crowdfunding sites enter the market yearly, the basic principle behind them remains the same.

            Investors register on Startups crowdfunding websites and choose a project or a campaign to invest in. Depending on the platform’s business model, whether it’s equity, P2P, or donation-based crowdfunding, investors receive either some regular returns or partial ownership of the companies.

            On the other side of the bargain, borrowers must present a compelling presentation and description of their campaign or project.

            For both sides, additional verification steps may be required to confirm their trustworthiness, credibility, and positive credit history.

            Keep in mind that as the niche keeps evolving, crowdfunding websites for Startups may tailor their own registration process to improve their user experience or comply with the legislation they fall under.

             

            How to choose the best crowdfunding platform for Startups?

            People naturally tend to jump onto the most popular options when looking for the best Startups crowdfunding sites. Still, regardless of the platform’s reputation, be sure to research it based on the following aspects:

            • if it’s regulated;
            • if there have been any defaults or failed projects, and how they were processed;
            • if it offers buyback guarantees;
            • what fees it charges;
            • who runs the company;
            • if it has a secondary market and auto-invest feature available;
            • what general reviews are.

            This basic set of questions will help to come up with a list of Startups crowdfunding platforms that match your ambitions, feel reliable, and offer just the right risk-reward ratio for you.

            On top of that, we recommend studying the platform’s terms & conditions section, and if you run into any unclear provision, don’t hesitate to reach out to the provider’s support. It’s an easy yet effective way to see how transparent the company is and how it treats its clients.

             

            How to start investing in Startups projects?

            Crowdfunding platforms for Startups projects offer options today for both newbies and experienced investors.

            After doing your due diligence and checking the platform’s history and trustworthiness, the next major step is to start investing. But the important part is to start small and diversify across multiple loan types.

            It’ll allow you to reduce the risks of losing all your investments and see which loan types seem more promising. We also recommend keeping up with the Startups news and following investors’ blogs to educate yourself and stay in the loop with recent developments.

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