Top 13 Crowdfunding Platforms for Startups (2023)

13 best crowdfunding platforms that startups use to raise capital. Some of the features to consider when picking a fundraising platform include payment gateway, campaign progress, security, responsive design, social sharing, review process, client engagement, communication channels, marketing options, reputation, commission, fees, etc. We have ranked the crowdfunding platforms according to popularity and performance.

1. Patreon

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Patreon is a platform that is used by creatives (Video creators, Podcasters, Musicians, Bloggers, Artists, etc) to create membership services for fans. Fans can subscribe and support your work through monthly or one-time contributions on Patreon.


2. Kickstarter

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Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that is used by creatives (Artists, Developers, Designers, Producers, Journalists, Photographers, etc) to raise funds for their projects. Over 200k projects have been funded on Kickstarter.


3. Indiegogo

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Indiegogo is one of the largest platforms that is used by innovators to raise funds for their projects. Innovators from tech, design, food, film, etc use Indiegogo to launch and bring their ideas to life.


4. Buy Me A Coffee

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Buy me a Coffee is a simple and powerful platform that is used by creators to accept support and membership from fans. Buy me a coffee is one of the best alternatives to Patreon.


5. Wefunder

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Wefunder is a platform that is used by startups to raise funds from investors. Wefunder helps to connect startup founders with Investors.


6. StartEngine

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StartEngine is a platform that is used by startups for raising capital from thousand of investors online. All you need is to apply, get approved, craft your startup story, and launch your campaign for funding.


7. Ulule

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Ulule is a platform that is used by creatives, innovators, and organizations to raise funds for their ideas or projects. Ulule can also be used to raise funds for Charities, Education, Health, and publishing.


8. SeedInvest

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SeedInvest is a platform that connects investors and entrepreneurs. SeedInvest can be used to raise funds online from Investors for your startup launch.


9. Fundly

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Fundly is a platform that is used for raising funds by individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. You can use Fundly to raise funds for medical, charity, education, project, disaster relief, funeral, etc. Payments are issued through Stripe, therefore confirm whether you are on the list of countries that can receive payments from Stripe.


10. FundRazr

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FundRazr is a simple and powerful online fundraising platform for positive impacts. All that is needed to raise money with FundRazr is create a campaign for free, tell your story, share campaign and start receiving funds. FundRazr can be used in any country where you can receive payment via PayPal or Stripe.


11. Experiment

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Experiment is a unique crowdfunding platform that is used by Science researchers to raise funds for their research projects. If you have a scientific discovery but you lack funds to bring the discovery to life, then Experiment is the right platform for you. The only limit of using Experiment is that you can only receive funds if your bank account is in United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.


12. Fundable

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Fundable is a crowdfunding platform for small businesses. Fundable can be used by small businesses to raise capital online from investors, customers, and friends. Your business must be registered in the US to use Fundable.


13. Crowdfunder UK

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Crowdfunder UK is a crowdfunding platform that is used for online project fundraising in the United Kingdom. Crowdfunder Uk can also be used to start fundraising for charity or receive donations.


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