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1700 crowd finance platforms mapped across 80 countries

November 05, 2015 • By TAB team


The last few years have seen crowd finance establish a global reach with 1700 crowd finance marketplaces now operating in over 80 countries (as of October 2015 and excluding China).
The last few years have seen crowd finance establish a global reach with 1700 crowd finance marketplaces now operating in over 80 countries (as of October 2015 and excluding China). Our mapping of the industry shows that the US accounts for the largest proportion with 36% of the total market (by number). This is followed by the UK with 11%, France with 6% and Germany and Netherlands with 5% each. This covers all funding types including lending, equity, rewards, donations and others.

Platforms globally
Europe accounts for 43% of the total market (by number). Of the 720 number of European platforms, 189 are based in the UK with France (94), Germany (88) and the Netherlands (79) also establishing themselves as crowd finance market hubs. In total, 9 European countries are currently home to more than 10 marketplaces.

Platforms Europe