Localstake was founded by a team with background in investment banking and investment management. Their goal is to support small business by providing a means of funding as well as insight into how to attract potential investors to their business. Users are able to appeal to investors on Localstake as well as their own family, friends, and customers to invest in their business.
StartSomeGood has been a crowdfunding platform since 2011. Designed specifically for cause and enterprise fundraisers, their website has helped raise over $5 million in 30 different countries around the globe. An impressive 50% of fundraisers reach their fundraising goal. Their website targets individuals looking to affect social change through non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurship, and charities.
Community Sourced Capital is a social purpose corporation located in Washington State. They function as a crowdfunding platform focused on helping small businesses thrive in their community. Small businesses are able to appeal to their community for business loans. Community Source Capital utilizes a business’s personal connections as well as mission-aligned funders in a community who share their vision to help small businesses grow. 90% of small businesses who have used this crowdfunding platform have successfully reached their fundraising goal.
Causes.com specializes in providing a campaign platform tailored toward individuals looking to raise money for issues impacting community. Users can interact with over 186 million members in 156 different countries to promote and support campaigns. Causes.com is an appealing option for individuals searching for a means to raise money for non-profit organizations as they do not charge any fees and provide a way for individuals to search for their campaign.
Periodically, the Review Team audits reviews for accuracy. At the last audit (February 2016), Funding Community does not appear to be in business.
All information contained in this review was the last known information that was able to be verified by the Review Team, but the Overall Score of the company reflects that they no longer offer crowdfunding services. There is no further information on Funding Community available.
Based out of Delaware, Funding Community is a crowdfunding platform with the goal of helping small business grow. Businesses can apply for a loan up to $10,000 utilizing their website. Individuals are then able to donate anywhere between $25 and $1,000 to fulfill the duration of the loan. By using this strategy, Funding Community hopes to support small business and help local economies grow.
Based out of Chicago, Bolstr is a fundraising platform or marketplace where growing consumer, retail, and manufacturing businesses can raise funding for expansion from serious investors. Their goal is empowering businesses to expand by providing free access to investors and information on how to grow a successful enterprise.
This is done through what they call “The Vault”, Bolstr’s free online publication. Once signing up for the Vault newsletter through Bolstr’s website, readers get access to actionable advice, experiences and lessons learned from real experts who have built and scaled consumer, retail and manufacturing businesses.