CrowdCube in the U.K.CrowdCube in the United Kingdom launched in2010 and finances, on average, $88,000 percompany.But only 7 percent of the companies seekinginvestment are successful.
CircleUp• CircleUp launched in mid-2012, and has already invested $7.5 million in eight deals into privately held consumer and retail companies. CircleUp, based in San Francisco, deals with accredited investors only and that’s why it’s able to do equity-based crowdfunding.
How to Succeed?The secret to success is to have an awesomeproject spearheaded by real people who aepassionate.
If You Crowdfund• Protect Yourself from Lawsuits• Make sure to incorporate your business• That places the liability on the business and not you personally in case the business or project fails.