Crowdfunding started from this…
Source: Giulio Corragio¸ GamingTechLaw
Crowdfunding seems to have become one of the best venues for start-ups to raise funds accordingto the Crowdfunding Industry Report and the recent regulatory developments in Italy on the matter may be an interesting opportunity for venture capital funds¸ incubators and start-ups.
The Crowdfunding Industry Report estimated 452 online crowdfunding existing platforms that raised in 2011 $ 1.5 billion and in 2012 $ 2.8 billion while the estimates for 2013 are that over $ 6 billion will be raised. Based on the report¸ Kickstarter is the most popular crowdfunding platform with more than 2 million users allocating over $ 500 million to 40¸000 projects but with 18¸000 projects collecting $ 320 million.