Crowdfunding worldwide in 2014: facts and stats

There were over 1250 active crowdfunding platforms worldwide as of December 2014, the majority of which are located in Europe and North America. Approximately 375 crowdfunding platforms were based in North America.

Successful crowdfunding campaigns

There were roughly 1.1 million successful crowdfunding campaigns around the world in 2012, the majority of which originated in North America.

Total amount of money raised via crowdfunding globally

$9.46 billion (USD) was raised in North America in 2014, representing more than 58% of all funds raised globally.

Growth of funding volume raised globally

$9.46 billion (USD) was raised in North America in 2014, representing more than 58% of all funds raised globally. The strong growth of funding volume raised globally in 2014 was due in part to the rise of Asia as a major crowdfunding region.

The most active models of crowdfunding

Lending was the most active model of crowdfunding in 2014, representing 68% of all funds raised globally.

The most active categories of crowdfunding

Films and performing arts” was the third most active category of projects in 2014, representing more than 12% of all crowdfunding activity.

Source: Massolution, Crowdfunding Industry Report – Market trends, Composition and Crowdfunding Platforms.

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