Crowdfunding Worldwide: Stats & Facts
Last update: May 07, 2015.
There are over 1250 active crowdfunding platforms worldwide as of December 2014, the majority of which are located in Europe and North America.
Approximately 375 crowdfunding platforms are currently based in North America.
There were roughly 1.1 million successful crowdfunding campaigns around the world in 2012, the majority of which originated in North America.
$9.46 billion (USD) was raised in North America in 2014, representing more than 58% of all funds raised globally.
The strong growth of funding volume raised globally in 2014 was due in part to the rise of Asia as a major crowdfunding region.
Lending was the most active model of crowdfunding in 2014, representing 68% of all funds raised globally.
“Films and performing arts” was the third most active category of projects in 2014, representing more than 12% of all crowdfunding activity.
Source: Massolution, Crowdfunding Industry Report - Market trends, Composition and Crowdfunding Platforms.