2,529 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
As with any emerging industry, new business models form, technology plays a different role and traditional organizational structures are challenged. As new models for online production and problem solving have proliferated over the last few years, Crowdsourcing platforms as we now collectively define them, we need to be able to organize, compare and contrast the different forms.
As with the development of any industry taxonomy, there are multiple options for categorizing the different models. With crowdsourcing platforms, some of the more material attributes include application (purpose), sector (industry), revenue model, reward mechanism and community system, to name a few.
The Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape, complied by Crowdsourcing.org, organizes a large number of the crowdsourcing platforms within the industry based on their primary application. The eight top level categories, which are referred to as Communities on crowdsourcing.org, are Creative, Innovation, Engagement, Innovation, Knowledge, Prediction, Social and Tools - Tools also includes freelance labor platforms.
The Crowdsourcing Industry Landscape will continue to be refined and developed to provide a framework to organize the data, make comparisons and to lead us to conclusions regarding the current industry structure and players, what direction the industry is taking and how it is evolving.
If you crowdsourcing company isn’t represented on the current version of the graphic or if you are aware of someone we have missed or have insights to share, please let us know.