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Crowd finance funding in 2015: USD 250-1M

March 31, 2016 • By TAB team


Continuing our exploration into the types of crowd finance provided in 2015, this insight focuses on raises between USD 250k and USD 1M.

Continuing our exploration into the types of crowd finance provided in 2015, this insight focuses on raises between USD 250k and USD 1M.

We tracked 3.7k successful raises of $250k-1M from last year, illustrating that those with large financing needs are turning to crowd finance. The raises took place on 123 different marketplaces and in total raised over $1.6B.

Lending was the most popular type of financing accessed (68.7% by fundraise count) followed by rewards (12.6%), other (9%) and equity (7.7%). 'The ‘other’ category includes invoice trading, debentures, bonds, community shares and microloans.

Whilst smaller than lending, equity and rewards are more significant to the total than they were in the analyses of $0-50k and $50-250k raises. Donations shrunk significantly when compared to the smaller raises.


Raise Count



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The distribution of the funding within this range is heavily skewed to $250k rather than $1M. By raise count, there are 1,000 more raises in the $250k-325k segment compared with $325k-400k and the decrease in number of raises is evident across all funding types (180% in loans, 79% in rewards, 95% in equity). The exceptions to this are property-specific equity raises which increased.

The spread of amount raised within each segment mirrors that of raised count, however the larger raises make the curve less dramatic. The slightly higher contribution of rewards and equity to the $1.6B raised is reflective of a higher average raise of $454k and $501k respectively, compared with $385k for lending.


Total Raised



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