This article showcases our top picks for the best Boston based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Boston Crowdfunding Companies
Fundraise.com is a social fundraising platform that helps individuals and organizations raise money online. The platform provides a complete set of tools in the industry: an iPhone app, mobile-optimized website, Facebook and Twitter sharing, widgets, and a traditional website.
The company provides 92.5 cents per dollar donated to a cause, which can be institutional, organizational, educational, political, personal or faith-based.. .
Givinga provides a complete solution for companies, employees, and charities to engage, collaborate and amplify their charitable activities. It also provides financial technology and a full suite of philanthropic vehicles enabling corporations of any size to engage employees, maximize CSR investment and reduce administrative costs.
Givinga combines the power of crowdfunding with unique philanthropic tools enabling corporations of any size to leverage CSR, empower employees, and amplify impact. They created financial tools and modern technologies that activate the purpose-driven marketplace.
They also empower employees without ceding corporate control, provide tools to amplify impact and organize all aspects of the giving process on a centralized platform. Givinga was founded in 2015 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States..
Philanthropist is a microfinance technology platform that enables its users to function as philanthropists such as small-scale donors and socially-minded investors to directly interact with entrepreneurs and volunteers for the purpose of small-dollar transactions with maximum efficiency and minimal transactional overheads. The platform is a market-based microphilanthropy exchange which allows donors to directly fund volunteers who are willing to perform project-specific tasks that are directly aligned with the values and social interests of donors.
Philanthropist is based in Boston, Massachusetts.. .
GiveSendGo is a free Christian fundraising platform. GiveSendGo is a unique social crowdfunding platform for those living out the heartbeat of God.
We believe that everyone from Christian business owners, Missions organizations, Churches, Artists, Missionaries, or individual christians were created by God with a Mission in mind.. .
FundWisdom is an alternative finance analytics solution. It enables investors of all sizes to connect with and invest in entrepreneurs and private small businesses that are seeking capital.
Based on a core belief that a larger group of individual investors from all wealth classes will make smarter investments, FundWisdom is democratizing the private investment and capital markets.. .
Acquire Real Estate
Acquire Real Estate is a leading real estate crowdfunding platform and one of the only platforms to pre-fund its deals. Acquire focuses on cash-flowing, institutional-quality real estate deals and co-invests in every property right alongside its Members.
It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.. .
A virtual marketplace expanding the frontiers of renewable energy. Power2Peer’s blockchain-secured app-based energy marketplace—P2PConnect—is about opening up entirely new market segments to the reach of renewable generation.
For community members unable to pursue the long-term investment of a rooftop solar panel or wind farm installation, buying locally sourced clean energy is an easy and affordable way to buy into the sustainability movement. Corporate clients and small businesses alike will see immediate value and branding upside in offsetting their carbon footprints with energy that’s there even when the main grid goes down.
Our equity crowdfunding campaign attracted over 150 investors, and we are now hard at work on the next phases of development for the P2PConnect marketplace.. .
Sixpence is a fundraising web platform and app meant to facilitate simple fundraising, through which donors can support community campaigns or organizations through roundups to the nearest dollar on their daily purchases. With Sixpence, crowdfunding is easier than ever before.
Donating to campaigns can be a small part of each and every purchase that supporters make. All that campaign creators ask for is a commitment to give pennies at a time.
Supporters can contribute to the things that matter to them, throughout each and every day, while just continuing their lives as usual. We are on a mission to revolutionize fundraising, build community, and ease generosity..
Rockpoint is led by Founding Managing Members Bill Walton and Keith Gelb, who have been working and investing together for almost 20 years. Mr.
Walton and Mr. Gelb were also Managing Members of Westbrook Real Estate Partners, L.L.C., a similar real estate investment company co-founded by Mr.
Walton in 1994. Rockpoint’s additional Managing Members, who have been working together for more than 15 years, include Pat Fox, Tom Gilbane and Aric Shalev.
Since its inception in 2003, Rockpoint has sponsored six commingled funds and three co-investment vehicles, raising more than $9 billion in capital commitments and investing or committing to invest approximately $7 billion of equity in over 190 transactions with total peak capitalization of approximately $26 billion. Including their time at Westbrook, the Rockpoint Managing Members have been involved in ten commingled funds and seven co-investment vehicles, raising approximately $13 billion in capital commitments and investing or committing to invest approximately $11 billion of equity in over 340 transactions with a total peak capitalization of approximately $43 billion..
We develop technologies that circumvent batteries, innovative energy harvesting solutions for small electronics and wearables. These technologies can be integrated into various platforms enabling devices to operate without recharge.
Our first product is a jewellery from the future, the tago arc. This next generation luxury bracelet fuses innovative technologies, fashion and design seamlessly.
Due to its E Ink surface you can continuously change the design on the bracelet to reflect your every mood, fit all your outfits, suit every occasion. With the #tago app you have access to thousands of artworks, designs and drawings to download and tag onto your bracelet.
You can also take pictures with your phone, upload it into the app and wear it on your wrist. The bracelet has no buttons, no cords or ports, it doesn’t need to be charged, ever..
TravelStarter is a next generation crowdfunding website for business and travel related projects. It enables project owners to gain more traction and receive more funding by offering attractive travel rewards.
It connects travelers from all over the globe, it support local and sustainable businesses and builds community.. .
Acorn Street Capital
Acorn Street Capital (“ASC”) is an alternative lending company focused on small to medium balance opportunities. A majority of investments are sourced and executed locally in New England.
We seek to create and maintain long standing relationships with our partners. ASC was formed to exclusively manage the capital of a select group and allocate to: Real estate and real estate development Small business lending Receivable financing While a majority of investments fall into these categories, ASC maintains full investment flexibility as part of the mandate.
ASC’s differentiators include our dedicated capital base, experience investing across asset classes, structuring flexibility and network. The objective of the strategy is to build a diversified portfolio with long-term capital appreciation..
Windhaven Investment Management
Windhaven Investment Management, Inc. (“Windhaven”) is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm* serving individuals, trusts, retirement plans, foundations and endowments.
They broadly diversify investment portfolios across the global capital markets and regularly include exposure to U.S., international, and emerging market stocks and bonds, as well as commodities, gold, real estate and currencies. To guide investment decisions and help manage portfolio risk, they use Their proprietary Global Strategies Model..
BlazeFund equity crowd funding brings together three groups (1) startup entrepreneurs with projects and deals, (2) individual crowd investors, and (3) institutions such as corporate development departments and nonprofits, via a patent-pending equity crowd funding portal. The portal utilizes a proprietary two-step process that attempts to reduce investor risk and increase issuer accountability.
BlazeFund focuses on technology and business services ventures worldwide for a minimum raise of $100K and where the offer is for at least 5% of the equity of the company and where the offering valuation ranges from $0.5M to $10M. Global connections are facilitated via an international presence, a first in the industry.
The BlazeFund business model differentiators include: -Connecting the crowd and institutions simultaneously with entrepreneurs. -On the path to facilitating private-equity/venture-capital style due diligence by the crowd/analysts enabling potential investors to access independent reviews.
-Reducing investor risk via a two-step investment mechanism that splits the investment exposure of the crowd. -Connectivity to a product listing portal for purchase of products & services produced by funded companies at discounted pricing.
-Built-in dividends in the form of rewards. -Many of these unique patent-pending features and functionality are incorporated in the portal design..
Connecting Ideas + Makers + Consumers. Open platform where anyone (individuals or companies) can propose, fund, sponsor, or compete to provide the best solutions for proven market demands.
Backed and vetted by the crowd – the most promising concepts get funding for prototyping, and then tested by professionals to qualify the eligible winner(s) per challenge criteria and crowd preferences.. .
Crowditz is the source for crowdfunding news and deals. Crowditz was founded to provide investors with one location to identify and learn about deals on the Reg CF Platforms.
Believing that crowdfunding will be the next significant capital market, Crowditz will lead the way in providing content and tools to select and manage cross platform investments.. .
Unlike may crowdfunding sites, they cover all kinds of crowdsourcing investments. You will find information here about peer-to-peer business loans and educational lending, equity crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing funding for all types of purpose including personal reasons like adoption.
They will give you the advantages, disadvantages, and other information to help you first decide whether this type of funding is for you, and then how to narrow your choices. Of course they are enthusiastic and hope to promote this type of funding to those who it can benefit, but they don’t want to overdo it, and since they have no stake in whether you do pursue peer-to-peer lending, equity crowdfunding, or other type of crowdsourcing they can remain completely unbiased..
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