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How much is actually raised using crowd finance?

December 18, 2015 • By TAB team

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Responding to a number of questions about the size of successful crowd finance raises, we took 1.33 million campaigns across all funding types and explored the results.

Responding to a number of questions about the size of successful crowd finance raises, we took 1.33 million campaigns across all funding types (marketplace lending, equity, rewards, donations, etc) and explored the results. The sample spanned 322 platforms and had successfully raised $18bn between 01 June 2013 and 01 June 2015. The findings shows a spread that is heavily skewed to raises between $0-30k.

In the first chart, we show the spread of campaigns in $1M buckets and see that the majority fall within the $0-1M range (which we explore further in the analysis). Whilst much smaller in magnitude, there were 366 successful campaigns between $1-10M within the sample, which in aggregate raised almost $900m.


Number of projects and total raised by raise amount (All funding types)


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Then we looked in more detail at the $0-1M raises; the second chart is broken down into $100k buckets. Once again the vast majority of campaigns fall into the first bucket of $0-100k, with $15bn of the total $18bn raised (of the entire sample) falling within this range. The chart also shows that whilst significantly smaller, 6300 campaigns successfully raised $100-300k, which combined was worth over $1bn in funding.


Number of projects and total raised by raise amount (all funding types)


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Finally, we investigated just the $0-100k raises, dividing them into $10k buckets. This breakdown shows that again, by number of successful raises, most crowd financed projects in the sample fall within the $0-10k range. However, in terms of amount raised in aggregate, the $10-20k and $20-30k buckets are larger ($5.6bn and $4.48bn, respectively).


Number of projects and total raised by raise amount (all funding types)


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<I>Note: The funding spread shown in this analysis and in particular the majority of relatively small raises will have been influenced by a large proportion of the sample consisting of lending and rewards campaigns. We would expect this spread to change when analysing specific types of crowd funding or marketplace lending such as equity fundraising or asset-backed lending.</I>