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Crowdfunding is a financing method that involves funding a project with relatively modest contributions from a large group of individuals, rather than seeking substantial sums from a small number of investors. The funding campaign and transactions are typically conducted online through dedicated crowdfunding sites, often in conjunction with social networking sites. 


Types of Crowdfunding


1. Investment-based crowdfunding:


        You invest in a business and receive a stake in return (normally shares).


2. Loan-based crowdfunding:


        You lend money to individuals or companies in return for a set interest rate. It’s also called peer- to-peer or peer-to-business lending (P2P or P2B). You can read more about loan-based  crowdfunding in our guide to Peer to peer lending.


3. Donation-based crowdfunding:


      You donate to a person or a charity (you may be promised something in return).


4. Reward-based crowdfunding:


        You give money in return for a reward linked to the project or cause you’re supporting.


Crowdfunding Websites in India



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