Crowdfund Investing Platforms

There were 43 approved crowdfund investing platforms (or funding portals) in the United States (as of August 1, 2018). These platforms are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and must adhere to strict compliance standards established by FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

As of August 2018, eleven of these platforms supported revenue-based or revenue sharing investment offers (e.g., promissory notes, flexible debt agreements, revenue participation notes, etc.). In our research, the Wefunder platform appeared to be the most successful in helping firms raise revenue-based growth capital.

There were 28 approved and regulated crowdfund investing platforms (or funding portals) across eight Canadian provinces (as of June 12, 2018). These platforms are closely monitored by securities regulators in Canada at both the federal and provincial levels.

To learn more about crowdfund investing in Canada and to review the platforms available to investors, visit the website of the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA).

Note: The Social Impact Foundation does not have a relationship with any of these platforms nor is there an implied endorsement of any one platform. Prospective users of these platforms are responsible for their own due diligence and investment or capital raising decisions. Reference our FAQ for additional disclosures.

Published by Mark Livingston

Mark Livingston is President of The Social Impact Foundation and creator/author of the WIIN Learning Platform. He is also a Certified Pickleball Coach and Teaching Professional at Coach Mark LLC (www.coach-mark.com).

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