About This Statistic
The statistic shows the number of crowdfunding platforms worldwide in 2014, by region. In that year, there were 375 crowdfunding platforms in North America. Crowdfunding is a way of collecting money from various individuals interested in a given project. It gives an opportunity to raise funds without the need to apply for a loan in a bank, where the chances for getting a financing for a risky project are very low. As of May 2017, Wefunder was the leading crowdfunding platform in the United States, in terms of number of offerings.