If you build it, will they come? In the movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella was promised by a mysterious Voice that if he built a baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield, “they”- ghost baseball players which ultimately included his deceased father – would come. As the formerly cynical, suspicious sportswriter Terrance Mann (James Earl Jones) promised would happen, Ray’s faith in the Voice was rewarded. 
The same question might be asked about Crowdfunding Portals, although with decidedly less fantasy and romanticism and no sign of James Earl Jones: If you build it, will they come?
So far, 36 portals have registered with FINRA under Regulation CF, which went effective on May 16, 2016. Two registrations have already been withdrawn, leaving 34 portals in various stages of activity and levels of success.