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Some interesting data points from the report include:

  • More than 4m backers pledged more than $351m and raised more than $291m
  • A new crowdfunding project is created every 3 minutes, with around 500 new projects created every day.
  • Global crowdfunding is growing steadily, more than doubling every 60 days.
  • There are between 18,000 and 22,000 projects open and funding at any one time.
  • All or Nothing campaigns tend to raise more: the average amount projects have raised successfully across platforms is $7,145.01, but that figure drops to $4,516.46 when you include flexible funding projects.
  • People invest more on equity crowdfunding platforms. The average Kickstarter campaign raises $19,000 from 253 people, whereas the average Crowdcube campaign raises $311,000 from 117 people.