Enterprises to ensure their activities need funds. It is therefore necessary to look for different ways of obtaining them and thus to ensure the necessary capital. Commercial banks, which are considered to be the major source of funding for smaller businesses, are increasingly less willing to provide loans to start-ups. Crowdfunding, as a form of venture capital, is one of the options. The article focuses on Equity based crowdfunding, the advantages respectively the disadvantages of this form of financing and the possibilities of its use in conditions of SR.