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How to Create Your Own Crowdfunding Platform

nitlogan profile image Nitish Singh ・3 min read

If you are into the startup ecosystem, you already know the role of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding has always been the hot topic, and the recent growth of crowdfunding platforms has given it a whole new meaning. Platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the choices for startups to get funded. For example, you can find LiveEdu, a live and video tutorial learning platform, using Indiegogo to raise funding. They aim to collect premium tutorial projects suggestions for use on LiveEdu. The premium tutorial projects are from the fields of programming, game development, data analytics, design, VR & AR, AI, and cryptocurrencies. You can find tons of different startups who are trying to get funded to get their product out on the market.

So, now the question stands, should you create another crowdfunding platform? Well, if you are ambitious and understand the crowdfunding market, you are ready to go. In this article, we will discuss the different frameworks, tools or websites that you can use to create your own crowdfunding platform. Let’s go through them.

White Label Crowdfunding Platform

White label crowdfunding platforms are the easiest way to build your own crowdfunding platform. For those who do not know what “White Label” means, it is a way by which a company creates a product or service, but later transferred to the other companies as their intellectual property. There are many white label crowdfunding platforms on the market. Let’s go through some of them below.

Launcht: It is one of the oldest and most trustworthy crowdfunding platforms. It came into existence in 2010. It can be used by anyone including colleges, business, nonprofits and individuals.

CrowdValley: CrowdValley is a fundraising platform specifically created for use with any type of crowdfunding. It can also be used for other financial requirements such as real estate investing.

CrowdfundHQ: If you are looking for a dedicated white label crowdfunding platform, CrowdfundHQ is all you need. You can try the services for 14 days before getting the paid version.

Open Source Crowdfunding Platforms

You can also use the open source crowdfunding platforms out there. However, setting up a crowdfunding platform using open source technology, means a lot of tweaking and bug-fixing. So, only choose open source crowdfunding platform if you have the skills to do it yourself or you can hire a good developer.

Some good examples of open source crowdfunding platforms that you can try are Catarse, and Selfstarter.

WordPress Crowdfunding Platforms

One more way you can create a crowdfunding platform is by using the world’s no.1 CMS platform, WordPress. There are many WordPress themes that can help you get started. All you need to do is hire a WordPress developer and customize it according to your needs. Some of the WordPress themes that you can use are:
*IgnitionDeck
*Startup Idea Crowdfunding WP
*FundingPress
If you are passionate about building your own WordPress theme with all the crowdfunding features, you can check out the LiveEdu premium project about WordPress Theme Development.

Conclusion

With all the above platforms listed, you are now thinking which one to go with? Right? Before you decide, you also need to know that “custom development” beats all. If you are the CEO, you might want to create your platform from scratch. There are many tutorials you can use to do it. However, you ought to check out the Indiegogo LiveEdu Campaign, where they are trying to raise money for their Premium project catalogue. You can request one custom project that meets your learning requirement and then build the crowdfunding campaign by yourself. Have unique ways to build crowdfunding platform? Comment below and let us know.

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georgesmith17

I'd also recommend for reading this article to this subject - cleveroad.com/blog/crowdfunding-ap.... It's contains a lot of useful information with detailed explanation

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kyle-tummonds-thrinacia

Another great white label Crowdfunding platform to add is Thrinacia Atlas. Thrinacia Atlas is a proven, reliable and scalable Enterprise SaaS CrowdFunding Engine powering thousands of various CrowdFunding websites worldwide. It allows you to run your own white labeled CrowdFunding websites or access its functionality from custom websites or applications via CrowdFunding CORS compatible REST API available via each subscription plan instance. You can see the white label technology by going to: thrinacia.com/atlas

For those that would like to learn more about How to create a Crowdfunding website, you can read this article: thrinacia.com/blog/post/6-easy-ste...

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FundraisingScript

Hi, You have compiled a great list of White label Crowdfunding scripts.

I would like to suggest one more. I work for Fundraisingscript which provides a white label SaaS to anyone who wants to easily build and manage a crowdfunding platform. Our tools are powerful yet easy to use. Fundraisingscript subscriptions are highly competitive with monthly plans starting at $109.

Here is a link for anyone interested in building extraordinary crowdfunding websites: fundraisingscript.com

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Mark Berg

Consider including, Agriya's SF Platform, one of the most sophisticated crowdfunding platform in industry.Built with an intent to help businesses deploy a premium crowdfunding platform, it serves entrepreneurs with 4 different business models,

Crowdfunding Pledge - Raise funds for the exchange of pre-sales or rewards (Same like Kickstarter )
Crowdfunding Donate - Donating funds for a particular project
Crowdfunding Equity - Allows users to raise funds for the equity in their company
Crowdfunding Lend - Lend funds to projects for a specified interest rate.

Web source: agriya.com/products/crowdfunding-p...

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nitu gupta

Recommend BR Softech's Kickstarter Clone includes Readymade crowdfunding solution with modern technology & fully responsive design. This solution provides you a unique idea for fund investor.