If you want to participate in an alternate investment opportunity that differs from your traditional investment instruments (such as stocks and bonds), you ought to check out the world of crowdfunding.

But before we dive right into the details on how to achieve such returns, let us first touch briefly on the history of crowdfunding and what it is all about.

What is crowdfunding?

As the name suggests, crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by crowdsourcing small amounts of money from a large number of people. The modern concept of crowdfunding dates all the way back to year 1997, where the British Rock and Roll group ‘Marillion’  raised funds for their tour through the donations of fans.

Fast forward to today, crowdfunding has developed its reputation to be a viable investment option for many investors lately due to its rapid rise in popularity. With that