5 crowdfunding platforms you should know about

September 05 2018

Equity crowdfunding is a relatively new way for Australians to invest. It’s a smart way to collect donations for a charitable cause or raise capital for new products and with recent changes to Australian investment laws, crowdfunding is the new avenue for startups to raise capital in Australia. He are 5 crowdfunding platforms you should know about!


PledgeMe enables Australian and New Zealand companies access equity by selling shares to family, friends and supporters online. It’s targeted at good companies, good crowds and good comms. Having this transparency makes it easier for investors to feel secure about what they support, and what the businesses will do with the funds they receive. They want to help businesses strengthen existing relationships with investors.


Connecting startups and high-growth businesses with a broad range of investors. Equitise allows investors to support private businesses in an efficient and cool way. Using a syndicate system to streamline the investing process, investors join a syndicate to get involved with projects, you will then co-invest alongside angel and VC investors in exchange for carry.


The world’s most trusted and used fundraising platform targeted to events and occasions with social impact. GoFundMe is aimed at helping individuals, groups and organisations raise funds for their initiatives, and boasts having raised over $4 billion for causes. It takes the stress out of fundraising and makes it easier to broadcast your message to a larger audience.


From the team that brought you Pozible, Birchal is Australia’s place for brands to reach out to equity investors. The team has helped hundreds of startups raise over $64 million in Australia already and there’s no sign of stopping. The platform offers a new way for founders to engage with new stakeholders.

Big Start

Specialising in alternative financial companies, Big Start aims to help investors get involved in the infancy stages of blockchain, FinTech, and alternative finance verticals. As FinTech and blockchain licensing specialists, they offer support to businesses uncommon to most platforms. For those seeking unfamiliar investments Big Startis the place for you.


These are 5 platforms to introduce you to crowdfunding in Australia. These are not recommendations, just an introduction to platforms you should know about.