Best crowdfunding websites

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Crowdfunding has helped get numerous ground-breaking projects off the ground - a giant Lionel Richie head, a Pi-shaped pie dish and the biggest crowdfunding success of all time, £25 million raised for craft beer company, BrewDog, included.

Crowdfunding has solidified into a viable option to get business ideas off the ground. The democratic nature of this funding route means that the most popular ideas rise to the top, while less exciting proposals sink to the bottom.  

In 2017, £217.7 million was raised by UK crowdfunding platforms such as Crowdcube, Seedrs and SyndicateRoom.

But there is an abundance of different crowdfunding websites - which should you choose? Each site differs a little in its specialisms, and what kind of perks or returns are offered upon investment.  

Here, we list some of the most exciting sites for potential entrepreneurs.

Read next: How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

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