Indiegogo has grown by 1,000% since the concept of equity crowdfunding was introduced in the US in 2011, demonstrating the viability and success of the model we created. We’re very pleased the government leaders in the US, UK and other places moving forward with making possible the expansion of our vision to democratize fundraising by allowing anyone, anywhere to participate in starting new businesses and creating new jobs.
Liz Wald, Head of International, Indiegogo
‘We’ve raised £1.4million for projects to date and we grew by a factor of 15 times in the last year. Last week we saw our biggest week of funding ever. So we are seeing evidence that crowdfunding is entering the mainstream. People now see it as a valid way to turn their ideas into reality.Phil Geraghty, MD of Crowdfunder.co.uk, the biggest UK based crowdfunding network
“We are very glad that crowdfunding is increasingly recognized as a true alternative to other ways of financing. More and more people – 15,000 as of now – are joining our community and investing in innovative start-ups via Companisto, the investment totaling nearly EUR 5m. The fact that the European Commission, in the evaluation of a crowdfunding consultation, recently talked about unleashing the potential of crowdfunding as a means of financing European start-ups and medium-sized companies illustrates that crowdfunding is a model for the future.” Joschka Rugo, Companisto
“April 5th, 2012 marked a monumental day in history and was the day the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) was signed into law. This set a precedent worldwide that will forever change the way jobs are created and capital is raised to stimulate the global economy and help new and existing businesses grow,” stated Ruth Hedges, Founder of Global Crowdfunding Day and one of the pioneers of the bill.”Ruth Hedges, Founder Global Crowdfunding Day and FundingRoadMap