When I first made this blog I wrote up a big list of all the platforms I could find with a few columns containing more details (for reference you can still see this here). Over time that comparison has progressed and I have decided to split it out into a different website. I wanted to make a clear distinction between this blog (which is subjective and based primarily on my experiences) and the comparison tool (which aims to be objective and entirely data driven).
The concept behind the tool is that it starts with a few of the most important criteria to filter on when deciding a new platform to invest in. These filters dynamically whittle down a list of all platforms:
And then it allows you to drill from this overview into a standardised detail report for each platform. Here is Funding Secure for example:
There’s a few other tools in there that aggregate data from different sources and aim to add value in one way or another. I am still working on getting all the UK and eventually EU platforms loaded into the main comparison. As this is the type of work I do for my day-job I wanted to jump on the opportunity to create a consumer tool. Its free, and requires no user registration, so please have a look and let me know what you think via email@example.com.