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90% of crowd finance market established post-2008

November 05, 2015 • By TAB team


There has been dramatic growth in the number of crowd finance platforms operating globally (excluding China) over the last decade, with more than 1600 existing as at December 2014.

There has been dramatic growth in the number of crowd finance platforms operating globally (excluding China) over the last decade, with more than 1600 existing as at December 2014. Of this, 90% of the market was founded after 2008 and since 2010 there has consistently been more than 200 new platforms launches per year.


Platforms globally

The chart below shows that 2012 and 2013 were the most active launch years with 590 platforms created over this two-year period. The year-on-year industry growth rate indicates a recent slowing down of the market's expansion (by number of participants), although the actual number of platforms launched in 2014 was still significantly higher than 2008-2011.


Platforms Europe