Ever since the boom of Kickstarter, and the passing of the JOBS Act last April, crowdfunding has become part of the investment vernacular. What started out as a funding portal for art projects, band albums, small businesses, and budding entrepreneurs, has now grown into a mature investment opportunity for businesses of all sizes.
There are currently two different methods of crowdfunding available through a number of platforms. Donation (or some refer to it as reward) crowdfunding is the better-known version, allowing project creators to accept monetary contributions in exchange for an incentive. This process can include small businesses, entrepreneurs, fund my life campaigns, and creative projects, all depending on which platform they are hosted on.