Growth in Crowdfunding platforms off the back of reduced traditional funding sources:

Global Crowdfunding

  • The scale back in traditional forms of funding in the entrepreneurial landscape post-2008 gave way for exponential growth in the global Crowdfunding Platform (“CFPs”) market.
  • CFPs acted as an alternative capital raising and lending source for funding ventures by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
  • Annual year-on-year growth was particularly strong between 2008 – 2012.

Year-on-Year % Growth

  • The crowdfunding business first appeared in the UK in 2007, then developed rapidly in the US market.
  • The Chinese market only started in 2013. With the robust rise of China’s technology finance, the crowdfunding industry has developed quickly in China.
  • Since 2018, China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest player.

2018 – 2025E

The Global Crowdfunding Market was valued at US$10.2 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$28.8 billion by the end of 2025; Growing at a projected CAGR of 16% between 2018 and 2025.