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101 Top Crowdfunding Startups & Projects (California)

This article showcases our top picks for the best California based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top California Crowdfunding Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Classy

Classy

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Classy offers an online and mobile platform that enables socially good organizations to raise funds for various causes.

StartEngine

StartEngine

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StartEngine is an equity crowdfunding platform that allows everyday people to invest and own shares in startups and early-stage companies.

StartEngine

Prosper Marketplace

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Prosper Marketplace is an online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions.

StartEngine

Indiegogo

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Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform empowering people around the world to fund projects that matter to them.

StartEngine

PeerStreet

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PeerStreet is a crowdfunding platform that gives investors easy access to high-yielding loans that are collateralized with real estate.

StartEngine

Cloud Imperium

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Cloud Imperium aims to pave new ground in game development by sharing the process with the players.

StartEngine

GoFundMe

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GoFundMe is the world’s largest fundraising platform, helping people, causes, and charities raise money fast and efficiently.

StartEngine

RealtyShares

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RealtyShares, a real estate investment platform, gives investors direct access to quality commercial real estate investment opportunities.

StartEngine

Funraise

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Funraise operates as a nonprofit fundraising software designed by nonprofit people.

StartEngine

Patch of Land

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Patch of Land is a real estate crowdfunding site that brings together borrowers and investors through a simple online interface.

StartEngine

CUDDLY

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CUDDLY is the only dedicated crowdfunding platform for animal welfare organizations worldwide

StartEngine

Swarm Fund

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Swarm Fund is the blockchain for private equity, opening up access to the new digital economy.

StartEngine

Tiltify

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Tiltify is a crowdfunding site designed to turn live streams into a charity fundraiser.

StartEngine

Mosaic

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Mosaic is a residential solar lending platform that enables thousands of people to profit from the benefits of clean energy.

StartEngine

Givsum

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Givsum is a comprehensive management and engagement platform that manages their organization’s operations and fundraising efforts.

StartEngine

Flipcause

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Fundraising technology and services for nonprofits

StartEngine

Eusoh

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Eusoh is a community health sharing plan that reimburses you for your pet’s medical, wellness, illness and routine care expenses.

StartEngine

Seed&Spark

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Seed&Spark is an entertainment platform for conscious consumers actively increasing diversity and representation in entertainment.

StartEngine

Kindest

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SaaS, Crowdfunding, Events, FinTech, Non Profit

StartEngine

Crowdpac

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Crowdpac is a non-partisan political crowdfunding startup using technology and data to help citizens engage in politics.

StartEngine

Watsi

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Watsi is building technology to finance healthcare for everyone

StartEngine

RealCrowd

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RealCrowd builds relationships with commercial real estate companies and invests directly in their investment opportunities.

StartEngine

LOANZ

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Loanz is a Private Credit Platform for marketplace lending upon

StartEngine

PIMCO

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PIMCO, a global investment solutions provider that manages investments for public and private pension and retirement plans and other assets.

StartEngine

Wrazel

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Cannabis Industry B2B Directory & Investment Marketplace

StartEngine

Celery

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Celery is a platform for pre-orders and beyond. Celery powers pre-orders, custom crowdfunding, & e-commerce. Acquired by Indiegogo May 2016

StartEngine

Koinify

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Koinify is a platform that fuels the decentralized economy revolution, with blockchain and smart contract technology.

StartEngine

DreamFunded

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DreamFunded is a world-class equity crowdfunding platform providing exclusive insider access to seed- and later-stage private companies.

StartEngine

22X Fund

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One Token = Equity in 30 Startups

StartEngine

Go Fish Crowdfunding

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A New Form of Crowdfunding Bringing Crowd Capital To Well-Built eCommerce Sites And A High ROI To Crowdfunders

StartEngine

1031 CrowdFunding

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1031Crowdfunding.com is an investment platform.

StartEngine

FundAmerica Technologies

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Technology & Compliance for the Crowdfunding Industry

StartEngine

Bountysource

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Bountysource offers an online funding platform for open-source software.

StartEngine

Safe-Investing

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FinTech, Commercial Real Estate, Crowdfinding, SaaS, Marketplace, Cloud Tech

StartEngine

Sqeeqee

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Sqeeqee develops the concept of social networthing™, which helps businesses monetize profiles, reach niche markets, and increase net worth.

StartEngine

Light Harmonic

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Light Harmonic engineers and manufactures high-end audio equipment and hi-fi social networks.

StartEngine

Inkshares

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Inkshares develops a publishing platform that connects authors with readers.

StartEngine

Title3Funds

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Title3Funds is a Fintech providing online capital formation utilizing Title III of the JOBS Act, Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF).

StartEngine

Swarm

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Swarm is a crowdfunding protocol built on bitcoin technology, enabling the backer of the project to experience the upside of the project.

StartEngine

Artist Crowdfund Exchange

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A social media app bringing creators and fans together to grow wealth on a secure, blockchain-powered exchange.

StartEngine

HandUp PBC

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HandUp is an online platform where anyone can donate directly to homeless people and others in need.

StartEngine

Buy Me a Coffee

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Buy Me a Coffee makes it easy for creators to accept donations and membership from their fans.

StartEngine

ModelSquared™

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ModelSquared™ uses live video and crowdfunding with AI to scout for the trendiest models

StartEngine

Piggybackr

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Piggybackr is passionate about empowering people of all ages and experience levels to achieve their goals.

StartEngine

GrapeSeed

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Members Only Kickstarter for Wine

StartEngine

Startwise

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Startwise is a crowdfunding platform that makes revenue sharing investments accessible to everyone.

StartEngine

Crowdsourcing.org

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Crowdsourcing.org is a neutral professional association providing crowdsourcing and crowd funding services.

StartEngine

Monetsu

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A next generation crypto-currency interface and payment solution for everyone.

StartEngine

Consano

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Consano is a nonprofit crowd-funding platform that enables its users to donations for medical research projects.

StartEngine

Endurance Lending Network

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Endurance Lending Network is a web-based lender for small and medium businesses in the United States.

StartEngine

Donorbox

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Modern recurring donation management system that supports cards, paypal, ach, apple pay, and crypto currencies.

StartEngine

Luna Capital

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Luna Capital is a Cryptocurrency Investment Fund.

StartEngine

Represent

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Represent is a crowd-selling platform that enables anyone to create and sell custom merchandise with no upfront costs.

StartEngine

Invested.in

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Invested.in is an enterprise white-label solution that provides crowdfunding software solutions for its users.

StartEngine

WeBRAND

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WeBRAND offers a platform for digital brands and influencers to monetize their reach through merchandizing and apparel.

StartEngine

Earz

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Post production Crowdfunding on steroids

StartEngine

BackerKit

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BackerKit manages your post-crowdfunding mayhem so that you can deliver on time.

StartEngine

Civic Financial Services

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CIVIC delivers fast, honest, simple lending for real estate investors.

StartEngine

Clearbon

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Clearbon is a financial service company that offers crowdfunding and buylocal solutions for small businesses.

StartEngine

StartupStarter

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StartupStarter is the subscription business school for modern audiences.

StartEngine

ScaleFunder

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ScaleFunder helps with nonprofit digital fundraising to boost a company’s potential.

StartEngine

Crowdera

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A nonprofit fundraising and donor management saas platform that does not dip into donor dollars.

StartEngine

Fundly

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Fundly is an online fundraising platform that empowers people to make a difference.

StartEngine

Fanded

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Fanded is a marketplace for fans to invest in their favorite artists and share in their success directly.

StartEngine

paytonfrank

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Paytonfrank is a reward-based crowdfunding platform geared toward patent owners, game developers, and small manufacturers.

StartEngine

AmplifyX

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Music ownership redefined.

StartEngine

AlumniFunder

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AlumniFunder helps create a deeper relationship between current students and alumni, while supporting collegiate entrepreneurship.

StartEngine

Venovate

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Venovate facilitates the discovery, evaluation, and purchase of private company stock and other alternative assets.

StartEngine

Americor Financial

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Americor Financial

StartEngine

Muzico International

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Muzico is a crowdfunding platform that enables artists to launch self-service campaigns for the advancement of their careers.

StartEngine

UNIFY Financial Credit Union

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UNIFY Financial Credit Union is a banking firm offering community banking and asset management services.

StartEngine

Decibol, Inc

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Decibol, Inc presents a series of web apps designed, developed, and targeted at helping artists and small labels in the modern music arena.

StartEngine

Catapult VC

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Catapult is a global venture capital platform serving entrepreneurs and investors committed to building transformational companies.

StartEngine

Thankroll

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Discover, fund and follow beautiful new things.

StartEngine

Zivity

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Zivity is a social art patronage platform for pinup photography.

StartEngine

Prospect

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Subscription Content Service For Athletes

StartEngine

PocketVC

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PocketVC is an online platform that allows investing in early-stage technological startups with small cheques as little as $100.

StartEngine

American Honda Finance Corporation

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American Honda Finance Corporation is a financial services company providing investment and financial advisory services.

StartEngine

Stealth VC

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Stealth Vc is an internet company based out of United States.

StartEngine

Gigawatt

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Gigawatt is a crowdfunding platform

StartEngine

Bestcoins

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Bestcoins is research and review portal for initial coin offerings for different industries.

StartEngine

Kuber Financial

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Kuber Financial is invest in financial technology.

StartEngine

Regents Capital Corporation

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Regents Capital Corporation is a financial services company delivering exceptional results to middle market clients nationwide.

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LoanScan

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Analytics platform for loans and financial instruments issued via Decentralized Finance protocols (Open Protocols) on public blockchains.

StartEngine

Krowdster

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Krowdster is the first big data powered crowdfunding analytics, optimization and promotion app for campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo & co.

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Carrington Mortgage Services, Mortgage Servicing Division

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Carrington Mortgage Services is a financial services company that provides mortgage and online payments services.

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FarmFundr

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FarmFundr is dedicated to bridging the gap between investors and agriculture by maximizing an investor’s​ returns while lowering risk.

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NAI Northern California

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San Francisco Bay Area Commercial Real Estate Brokerage services firm

StartEngine

weBounty, Inc.

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A platform for creating crowd-funded bounties.

StartEngine

WeFinance

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Crowdfunded loans backed by people who believe in you

StartEngine

Crowd PR

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The PR Agency for Crowdfunding.

StartEngine

GivingLoop

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GivingLoop aims to disrupt how nonprofits raise funds and become sustainable.

StartEngine

Angel Investors LP

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Angel Investors operates as a venture capital firm that specializes in investments in early stage companies.

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Kondaur Capital Corporation

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Kondaur Capital Corporation is a financial services company that provides residential asset management and loan servicing.

StartEngine

Singularity University Ventures

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The Ventures division of Singularity University.

StartEngine

WeeBid

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WeeBID is the marketplace for fans to crowdfund unique content from their favorite personalities.

StartEngine

Scientific Coin

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ScientificCoin is a blockchain-based crowdfunding platform.

StartEngine

MOORvision

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Los Angeles based entertainment technology development company

StartEngine

RealtyReturns

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Investment Platform Providing Real Estate Investments Using Cryptocurrency (ETH)

StartEngine

Lakeside Virtual Family Office

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Lakeside Virtual Family Office is an investment practice comprised of a virtual team of prominent and experienced advisors.

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InvestorFlow

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Fundraising and Investor Reporting Platform for Private Equity and Hedge Funds

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