With reward-based campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and elsewhere becoming more commonplace, and equity crowdfunding set to finally open to investors, observers are expecting a big year for crowdfunding.
To capture the scope of crowdfunding this year, the reward- and equity-based platform Fundable created an inforgraphic showing some of the numbers it thinks the industry will hit. The platform predicts that crowdfunding will add 270,000 jobs in the US, and will pour in $65 billion into the economy.
These numbers are certainly an optimistic outlook on the industry, and we’ll have to see if crowdfunding can actually hit these projections. But if it does, it would mean a big boost for the US economy, and a strong start for equity crowdfunding in the country.