List of the 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 and fees etc.

Methodology: Crowdfunding platforms listed below have been ranked according to website metrics, user experience, and editorial judgment. Learn more about our ranking criteria.

    What is Kickstarter? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Perry Chen, Charles Adler and Yancey Strickler in 2009.

    Platform Features: Mobile Apps and Statistics.

    What is Indiegogo? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Slava Rubin, Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell in 2008.

    Platform Features: New campaigner dashboard, Enhanced funding data, Trend analysis, Fulfillment, Perks and Google analytics.

    What is Patreon? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Jack Conte and Sam Yam in 2013.

    Platform Features: Dedicated partner manager, Merch for membership, team account, Membership tiers, Analytics and insights, Special offers promo tool, Creator led workshops, Unlimited app integrations, Priority customer support, Hosted creator page, Patron communication tools and Patreon workshops.

    What is Buy me a coffee? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Jijo Sunny and Joseph Sunny in 2018.

    What is Wefunder? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Greg Belote, Mike Norman and Nick Tommarello in 2011.

    Platform Features: Payment, Lead investors, Various investment structures, Diverse investment opportunities, Referral program, Social platform and Investment Portfolio.

    What is Experiment? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Cindy Wu and Denny Luan in 2012.

     

    What is Crowdfunder? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Rob Love, Dawn Bebe, Simon Deverell and Phil Geraghty in 2010.

    What is Startengine? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Ron Miller and Howard Marks in 2014.

    What is Seedinvest? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Ryan Feit and James Han in 2012.

    What is Ulule? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Alexandre Boucherot and Thomas Grange in 2010.

    What is Fundable? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Wil Schroter in 2012.

    What is Fundly? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Erik Nilsson and James Nicol in 2009.

    What is Fundrazr? It is a fundraising website. It was founded by Daryl Hatton in 2009.

    Platform Features: Advanced Social media sharing, Automatic Campaigns updates, Unlimited Campaigns, White label branding, Custom tax receipts, Embedded donations form, Campaign approval workflows, repeatable microprojects, Charity ecommerce, Perks, wish lists, Secure payment functionality, Unlimited team members, Website integrations, Advanced analytics, Sponsored campaigns, Recurring donations, Subscription microprojects and Delegated campaign management.