View Full Version : How Fast is the Crowdfunding Market Growing?

07-05-2013, 11:34 AM
There are have numerous articles regarding the growth of crowdfunding and how it has the potential to be a $100 billion market within the next 4-5 years, however there has been a lack of insight on how much growth crowdfunding has already seen.

Just 3-4 years ago, even those in finance likely didn't hear of the term "Crowdfunding," at least not on a regular basis. Fast forward to today, a good portion of the general population has at least heard of the term. Check out the chart below from Google trends. It shows just how fast searches for Crowdfunding has increased in the last 5 years. Prior to September of 2008 there were an insignificant number of such searches, with things really hitting their stride in January of 2012.



Salvador Briggman
07-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Cool! Look forward to seeing it grow even more! Still think it hasn't gone mainstream - most people I speak with have no idea what it is or how it works.

Scorp Lake
07-07-2013, 08:05 PM
I don't know the numbers but it's going to be huge... One day there'll be CF offices in every town.

07-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Wow, that graph pretty much says it all and to think this is only the beginning of crowdfunding and look how massive the industry is already becoming!