Quali piattaforme di Crowdfunding scegliere? Equity based

Le piattaforme di crowdfunding sono la soluzione standard per chiunque voglia portare avanti un progetto di finanziamento dal basso. Intraprendere la strada giusta per promuovere la propria campagna di raccolta fondi è fondamentale.

In Italia sono presenti circa 69 portali (attivi) per la raccolta fondi online. In una buona strategia di Fundraising avere le idee chiare è sempre un vantaggio. Non sai quale piattaforma di equity crowfunding utilizzare? Non sai da che parte cominciare o dove andare?

Di recente ci siamo occupati di visionare alcune delle piattaforme di equity crowdfunding italiane. Oggi, invece, andremo a terminare la lista delle piattaforme cosidette equity based

Ma quante sono le Piattaforme di equity crowdfunding in Italia? Quale scegliere? Scopriamolo assieme:


Equitystartup è una piattaforma nata dall’idea di Ascomfidi Piemonte, cooperativa di Garanzia Fidi nata nel 1981 per iniziativa dell’ASCOM di Torino. La piattaforma nasce con l’obiettivo di favorire la crescita delle piccole e medie imprese facilitandone l’accesso al credito.

Equitystartup Equity Startup


Equinvest collega startup innovative, che necessitano di raccogliere capitali di rischio, ed investitori potenzialmente interessati ad investire in società ad alto rendimento


Muum Lab

È il primo portale di equity crowdfunding del Sud, dedicato a progetti relativi a energia e agroindustria.


Next Equity

Prima piattaforma di equity crowdfunding nelle Marche. Next equity nasce grazie a un accordo con l’Università di Camerino, l’obbiettivo è quello di aiutare le idee innovative nate dentro e fuori l’ateneo.

Next Equity


Piattaforma dedicata al settore cleantech. L’obiettivo principale è quello di aiutare e finanziare startup, progetti ed iniziative che promuovono tecnologie a basso impatto ambientale.



Crowd4capital è un portale di equity crowdfunding al servizio di start-up, PMI innovative e investitori attenti. L’obbiettivo del portale è quello di facilitare e supportare l’incontro tra Startup e investitori.



Piattaforma di equity crowdfunding che nasce con lo scopo di dare visibilità a imprenditori, consentendo alle loro startup di crescere e svilupparsi, grazie a piccoli investimenti.


The ing project

La società The Ing Project Srl lancia Tip Ventures, portale di raccolta fondi in capitale di rischio. Piattaforma dalla doppia natura: alla prima forma di raccolta reward-based (soldi in cambio di omaggi), si è unito il finanziamento dietro acquisto quote.

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Symbid Italia opererà come gestore di portali per la raccolta di capitali di rischio in favore di startup innovative. Symbid Italia è parte di Symbid Corporation, una delle prime piattaforme di equity crowdfunding al mondo, quotata sul mercato statunitense e operante in Olanda tramite il portale

Symbid Italia


Il portale offre alle Startup servizi professionali sia nella fase preparatoria, sia durante il lancio e infine anche in fase di raccolta.

Investi RE


La mission di opstart è quella di porsi come punto di incontro tra l’innovazione e gli investimenti, dando la possibilità a Startup e PMI Innovative di raccogliere capitali necessari al loro sviluppo.



Il punto forte delle piattaforme di crowdfunding non sta solo nell’offrire una soluzione “chiavi in mano”, ma anche nel fatto che, attraverso le loro attività si sviluppano conoscenze e esperienza che si rivelano spesso fondamentali.


Mario Rolla
Phi Foundation


Consigli pratici per una campagna di Crowdfunding

Oggi riportiamo un articolo di Josef Holm , fundraiser e fondatore di Krowdster, una piattaforma americana che si occupa di analisi di mercato e strategia di marketing principalmente rivolte a campagne di Crowdfunding di tipo Equity e Rewards.

Per evitare rischi di male interpretazione di alcuni passaggi dell’articolo, abbiamo preferito pubblicarlo in lingua originale, con l’autorizzazione dell’autore stesso.


Crowdfunding Launch Checklist:

1. Run a PreCampaign

One of the best things you can do right away, before working on completing the rest of

this list, is to launch a pre-campaign page on or LaunchRock . Both services

allow you to quickly and easily create a page that announces your actual crowdfunding

campaign and that is designed to let people subscribe to your email list and pledge to

share your campaign on social media when it launches. The typical duration of a

pre-campaign is 60-90 days.

2. Legal & Taxes

Unless you are already incorporated, make sure to set up an LLC for your crowdfunding

project and get a business bank account. Revenue from rewards campaigns and

pre-sales of goods are taxable income so talk to your CPA. LLCs are rather simple and

inexpensive to set up on sites like Legalzoom .

3. Social Media

Another thing you cannot start soon enough is to bolster is your social media presence.

No matter how many or few followers you have, you’ll likely need more to reach your

goal and this takes time. Tools like Crowd Builder make it very easy to gain a highly

targeted and engaged following on Twitter. This will get you between 1000-3000 new

followers per month and allow you to promote your pre-campaign as your audience

grows. How do you know if your social media following is strong enough to reach your

crowdfunding goal? Social Capital Gauge is a big data powered tool that can tell you

based on over 600,000 analyzed Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns. Building an

audience on social media takes time and should be started 3-6 months before launching

your campaign depending on your crowdfunding type, funding goal and current follower


4. Research and Picking the Right Platform

Depending on the kind of crowdfunding campaign you want to run, you have a plethora

of platforms at your disposal. Don’t assume that the well known platforms like Kickstarter

and Indiegogo automatically are your best bet. These platforms are very cookie cutter

and there is a lot of competition for eyeballs in the form of other campaigns. For film &

video projects you could check out Tubestart or to raise up to $50m in a so called

Mini-IPO via Regulation A+ there is Bankroll.Ventures . Generally, smaller platforms are

much more willing to go out of their way to support projects and offer niche specific

features that are lacking on the mainstream platforms.

5. Set Funding Goal

Much has been written about setting the right funding goal and yet it remains somewhat

of a crystal ball science. Because every campaign and every situation is unique, you have

to do your own calculations. In the most basic scenario your funding goal needs to

include these things:

Cost of completing the project

+ Cost of fulfilling rewards

+ Legal

+ PR & marketing

+ Platform & processing fees: ~10%

+ 30% cushion

= Minimum Funding Goal

Remember that only about 2% of all crowdfunding campaigns raise more than $100k and

setting a too ambitious goal can deter backers. It’s better to reach your goal in the first

week and have 3 weeks left to reach stretch goals and riding the wave of being

successfully funded. A much more elaborate approach to setting the right rewards price

point can be found in the free ebook titled “ How to set Crowdfunding Goals

6. Set Reward Tiers

It makes sense to research the most successful campaigns similar to yours and see which

rewards did better than others. There’s also data on what price points work best in

certain Kickstarter and Indiegogo categories. The best rewards are those you can digitally

fulfill and that have no risk of being delayed. According to Indiegogo, the most popular

reward price point is $25, on Krowdster you can see a statistical comparison of

Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Tubestart, Rockethub and Pozible rewards pricing tiers, filtered by


7. Craft Your Story

Your story is the written description of your crowdfunding campaign that will be visible

on your campaign page and is one of the most important elements of your campaign. In

business plan terms this is your “executive summary” and should include what your

project is about, what you need the money for and what you offer in return, as well as

anything else that potential backers may need to know to be able to decide whether or

not to support your campaign. Make your story at least 400-600 words and include

images or renderings of prototypes as well as video to drive the message home. Have

your story reviewed by complete strangers and optimize it based on their feedback until

your messaging is clear and concise.

8. Make a Video

The campaign pitch video is without a doubt the most important marketing tool you have

available. A well-made video, and I don’t mean thousands of dollars spent on fancy sound

design and animations, but a video that tells your story in an engaging and genuine way

is what you want. Keep your pitch under 3-4 minutes and tell the most exciting

information right at the beginning to keep people watching the rest of your video. From a

production standpoint it is not important aim for a Hollywood grade production value.

People know that you are strapped for cash as after all you are crowdfunding. On the

contrary, spending too much time on a video may make you come across as having to

make up for lack of substance with putting on a pretty show. Simply don’t insult your

viewers with bad lighting and sound and you’ll be fine.

9. Secure the First 30%

This is arguably the hardest thing to accomplish but also an important constant in most

successful campaigns across all platforms and verticals. Let’s circle back to #5 of this list

and remember the challenge of setting the right funding goal. Let’s assume that your

minimum funding goal is $50,000 which means that you need to secure $15,000 (30%)

from partners, friends and family who will make their pledge as soon as your campaign

goes live to give you that initial push your campaign needs to stand a chance of going

viral and attracting pledges from strangers.

10. Prepare PR & Media Outreach

Media outlets, journalists and bloggers play a pivotal role in the crowdfunding ecosystem

and it is important to understand that simply running a crowdfunding campaign is no

longer newsworthy. In order to get coverage for your project, it is crucial to have followed

all the steps above and to build media lists of highly targeted journalists and bloggers

who have covered topics in your niche. Influencer Search is a tool to quickly identify

influencers, journalists and bloggers in any vertical and connect with them on social

media. You also need to build lists of media outlets and news sites that publish content

in your niche that went viral. You also need a well written press release that you can

share with the media. Here’s a blog post on how to write the perfect press release for

your crowdfunding campaign .

For more crowdfunding education and marketing solutions visit

Josef Holm


Phi Foundation