Building Your Business Business Financing Top Crowdfunding Blogs and Websites By Zack Miller Zack Miller Zack Miller wrote about crowdfunding for The Balance and is the founder and editor of Tearsheet. learn about our editorial policies Updated on September 6, 2022 In This Article View All In This Article Kickstarter deBanked OurCrowd Early Investing Crowdability Devin Thorpe Ross Dawson Working the Crowd: Know the Fundamentals Indiegogo Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Photo: Drazen_ / Getty Images Crowdfunding is taking off, and that means there are plenty of good resources online to learn about crowdfunding. This list includes some of the top blogs on crowdfunding, written by some of the top experts in the field. Key Takeaways Crowdfunding blogs can give you ideas of how to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign.Major crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer helpful blogs.You can also utilize blogs and newsletters from individuals who have been successful in private equity investing. Kickstarter The granddaddy of crowdfunding, Kickstarter, has an excellent blog that is part education on how to run crowdfunding campaigns and part news repository about the company. Anyone thinking about running or participating in a crowdfunding campaign, especially on Kickstarter, would benefit from spending some time on Kickstarter's blog. Note As of September 2022, Kickstarter has helped raise more than $6 billion for more than 226,000 different projects. deBanked Peter Renton's created Lend Academy to focus on the social lending and peer-to-peer lending market. The forum included investment strategies, news on the industry, interviews with entrepreneurs in the space, and educational content. Renton was early into the P2P lending space and has publicly tracked his returns for years. In 2021, after a brief period of downtime, Sean Murray reached out to Renton about folding Lend Academy into his deBanked platform. Renton continues to run a fintech news site, while Murray operates what remains of the Lend Academy platform. OurCrowd OurCrowd is an equity crowdfunding platform that offers a global community of venture capitalists the opportunity to invest in early-stage companies. The blog is a great resource for investors new to equity crowdfunding. OurCrowd's blog deals with many investing topics core to investing in private companies. Early Investing Early Investing is a great resource for information on current investment opportunities in equity crowdfunding. Early Investing curates deal flow for investors and tries to identify higher-quality investment candidates. In particular, Early Investing seeks out opportunities with the potential to be high-risk/high-reward investments that far outpace the S&P 500. This also opens investors to the potential of significant losses. Note Early Investing research primarily focuses on two areas: private startups and cryptocurrencies. Crowdability Crowdability has many helpful resources for investors. While the Crowdability newsletter is a great resource to learn about higher-quality investment opportunities in private companies, the blog is even better. The Crowdability blog is the place where the site's editors focus primarily on investor education that can help investors manage risk and learn how best to approach investing in startups, real estate, and peer-to-peer lending. Devin Thorpe Devin Thorpe offers a variety of resources for those interested in crowdfunding. He has written books, maintains a website, and regularly releases podcasts focused on the people and big ideas powering the global crowdfunding movement. His site is full of videos, people pieces, and stories about inspiring crowdfunding projects going on around the world. You can also book coaching sessions or sign up for educational courses. Ross Dawson Ross Dawson's blog is a place where he explores opportunities for business and society in a hyper-connected world. Ross is a futurist and keynote speaker and he shares a lot of his ideas. He's also the author of "Getting Results from Crowds," which he calls a definitive guide to crowdfunding. Working the Crowd: Know the Fundamentals Rose Spinelli has turned her blog and website on crowdfunding into a Udemy course. The course details practical and theoretical components of executing a successful crowdfunding campaign. Indiegogo You may know that Indiegogo is a massive player in the rewards-based crowdfunding market. But you may not know that Indiegogo has one of the best blogs on crowdfunding anywhere. The blog is chock-full of data, information, and tips on what contributes to a winning crowdfunding campaign. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is when you use an online platform to collect small amounts of money from many different people. The money may be a donation, or contributors may receive a reward. Regulation crowdfunding allows a company to issue equity through this method. How do you make money crowdfunding? Successful crowdfunding depends on drawing in many different contributors, so you'll need to leverage your personal network and tell a compelling story with your campaign. Put special effort into your first few days of promotion—your odds of overall success decrease if you don't make significant progress in the early stages of the campaign. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! 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