2,942 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
One of the leading, not to mention pioneering, platforms in American equity crowdfunding for at least half a decade has been EquityNet, which dug into its own internal data recently to try and paint a landscape portrait of the industry.
One of the many interesting trends revealed by the numbers is that so far, equity crowdfunding has not been centered on Silicon Valley. In fact, crowdfunded businesses are fairly well distributed geographically across the country, with more located in the northeastern states than in the 12 western-most states, including California.
Further, nearly a third of all businesses seeking crowdfunding come out of the consumer product, services and retail world. Software makes up only 11 percent and 70 percent of the companies seeking funds hold no patents.
For the complete breakdown, have a look at EquityNet's infographic below: