Here are two nice snippets from a recent post in Read/Write. We couldn't agree more.
Back in the gold rush days, the smart people were not the ones heading for the hills to dig holes. The smart people were selling picks and shovels. Crowdfunding is like that. With everyone and his brother now founding a startup, the smartest entrepreneurial play could be to set up a crowdfunding site to provide those founders with their essential tool: money.
The leader now - and in the future - remains Kickstarter, Steinberg says, with room left for a handful of other large crowdfunding platforms and many niche-focused sites that cater to specific startup communities.