CrowdBerkeley’s Awesome Open Crowdfunding Data Resource

CrowdBerkeley’s Awesome Open Crowdfunding Data Resource
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Have you been looking for open crowdfunding data?

Well, today’s your lucky day!

UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute has put together an amazing crowdfunding data resource on its CrowdBerkeley portal.

The MySQL database, which can be queried directly from this page, is open to all, and includes data from 6 global crowdfunding websites, including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Fundrazr, and RocketHub.

This crowdfunding data includes campaign-level data on 184,000 campaigns run on those 4 donation-based portals between 2005 to 2014.

For real-time stats from the major crowdfunding portals, you can use resources like Krowdster. But if you really want to dive deep into crowdfunding analytics at the campaign and supporter level, I’ve yet to see anything that beats CrowdBerkeley’s open crowdfunding data.


CrowdBerkeley's Open Crowdfunding Data

Note: Number of observations in CrowdBerkeley's open crowdfunding database.
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  1. Hubert Devin

    Hello Nick,

    I am an Msc student in Finance in Trinity College Dublin and I seek to draw a comparison between the returns generated by VC firms and equity crowdfunded platforms.

    Do you know if the CrowdBerkeley Database provides details as to the rates of return generated for the projects that were successfully funded?

    I look forward to your answer.

    Best Regards,
    Hubert Devin

  2. Nick Dragojlovic

    Hi Hubert. As far as I recall, this database did not include any equity crowdfunding platforms. There were only rewards-/donation-based platforms and crowdlending platforms included. I don’t know of a good source of open equity crowdfunding data. There’s also the issue that you’d have to track what happened to each company, which would typically not be included in the crowdfunding datasets. You might want to have a look at this review of equity crowdfunding in European biotech as a place to start.

  3. Emma Sophie

    Hi Nick,

    I downloaded the Kiva database on the Crowdberkeley site.
    I see that the loan status ‘ paid back’ is only in the databse untill 2008.
    Between 2008-2014 I dont see this loan status anymore, which would mean that after 2008 no loan
    is paid back anymore, which I think can’t be the case?
    Can you give me an explanation for this?

    Thanks so much!

    • Nick Dragojlovic

      Hi Emma. I had no role in building this database, so don’t have an answer. You might want to ask the database owners at Berkeley.

      – Nick

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