Crowdfunding can be classified into four types: donation, credit, compensation, and equity. The donation type is for the purpose of donation without any compensation. The credit type provides microfinance to individuals and entrepreneurs for the purpose of collecting interest. Individuals invest in funds promoted by fundraisers and obtain non-monetary compensation in the compensation type. The compensation type is widely deployed in industries such as performance, music, movie, education, and environment. Equity type is similar to investing in venture capital in that people invest in startups for acquiring the shares.