Crowdfunding Up 81%, VC Down 7.5% In 2012: $2.66 Billion Vs $28.3 Billion

April 10, 2013 5:50 am

We are of course not suggesting a Crowdfunding Vs VC annual comparison from now on (although it might be a good idea) – but we spotted two stats to help us ‘digest’ the scale and magnitude of these two modes of funding – Crowdfunding websites helped companies and individuals worldwide raise $2.7 billion from members of the public in 2012, an 81 percent increase on the previous year (Source). And this: Venture capital for 2012 hit $28.3 billion invested across 3267 deals. Funding was down 7.5% and failed to reach the $30 billion mark seen in 2011 ($30.6B) (Source)

Crowdfunding is up 81 percent in 2012. VC funding is down 7.5 percent. Beginning of a trend? We don’t know.

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