Kickstarter, the global rewards based crowdfunding platform was in the 49th spot. Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler stated;
“Look at the way the investment industry works. Someone gives you money and hopes that they will make money themselves. I think the art world works by different rules. I love the idea of things existing just because people want them to.”
Besting the P2P company and in 26th place was AngelList – one of the very first equity crowdfunding platform in the US – a company that has already embraced pushing the envelope as they help finance young companies.
If you are interested what organization was named number 1 – it was SpaceX – the company that wants to send people to Mars. In good time we are sure.
The group of 50 is recognized for innovating the business landscape and pretty much setting out to change the world. CNBC reviewed 522 different companies before they whittled it down to the final 50.