Crowdfunding has evolved a lot in the past few years. Now there are many ways for a startup to raise funds to launch a company. One of the crowdfunding methods that I see will greatly impact the startup ecosystem is equity crowdfunding. Equity crowdfunding allows the contributor to gain equity in the company. The most common crowdfunding is still reward crowdfunding. Reward crowdfunding is where the startup has a product and offers it as a perk to the contributor. Here is an example of an Equity Crowdfunding Portal using the equity crowdfunding method.