Monthly Archives: August 2014

How to make a crowdfunding video that sells itself

Byjohnathan leow, I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with the video concept for my previous crowdfunding campaign, the PROTAG Duet. That video eventually went viral and received over 9,000 Facebook shares. But the greatest lesson learnt was that in order to make a video go viral, we must intentionally have the mindset to make one that sells by itself from Day One. duet video 730×314 How to make a crowdfunding video that sells itself(Duet’s campaign video has over 9,000 Facebook shares) Though it is not a requirement for crowd funding campaigns to have a video, Kickstarter statistics show that campaigns that have a…

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Seven steps to “Overfunding” success on Crowdfunder

Seven steps to “Overfunding” success on Crowdfunder

CrowdFunding Beat News Wire, By Jessica Ratty , Brand Communications Manager at Crowdfunder   Overfunding on Crowdfunder is a fantastic opportunity to raise more funds for your project – you’re guaranteed to receive the money you’ve raised so far, you’ve got a huge amount of support from your crowd, and an amazing success story that can only get better! On average, the projects that choose to put effort into overfunding reach 142% of their original target!   Here are some top tips to give you the best possible chance of overfunding success. 1, Set a stretch target It’s important to set a stretch target for the remainder…

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How to make your startup’s crowdfunding campaign a hit

How to make your startup’s crowdfunding campaign a hit

Melissa Leong | September 2, 2014 1:53 PM ET, “Win the crowd and you’ll win your freedom.” – Gladiator With millions of dollars available through infinite contributors, crowdfunding sites have revolutionized the way small businesses get up and running. However with increasing competition, creating a campaign that will stand out from the rest of the noise has never been more challenging. “There’s no banker there. There’s no angel or [venture capital],” Ruth Hedges, a U.S.-based crowdfunding industry leader and chief executive of Crowdfunding Roadmap, says. “It’s you and your self-determination and I say go for it. Do the hard work. Build the social capital. Create…

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Crowdfunding: Is Entrepreneurial Acceleration Headed Our Way?

Crowdfunding: Is Entrepreneurial Acceleration Headed Our Way?

By Peter Baron, The more I look into crowdfunding, specifically the coming of equity crowdfunding, the more I’m intrigued by the democratization of capital infusions it should soon represent for entrepreneurs. For those who are unfamiliar with it, “crowdfunding” refers to networks of individuals who pool their money through websites to support the efforts of individuals or organizations. Crowdfunding today covers a great deal of ground: disaster relief, art projects, civic projects and more. Congress legislated “equity crowdfunding” in 2012, and the Securities and Exchange Commission is in the process of writing the rules to coincide with the JOBS Act’s full implementation this year. The…

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Crowdfund Your Next Real Estate Deal

Crowdfund Your Next Real Estate Deal

By Paul Benson, How to Get Your Own Piece of a Million-Dollar Real Estate Deal, Since the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, was created in 2012, crowdfunding has been picking up steam. But what exactly is crowdfunding? By definition, it is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.  Most successful projects receive about 25 to 40% of their revenue from their first, second, and third degree connections. These are friends, family members, work acquaintances, or anyone related to the owner of the business.  But because…

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BOLTKEY launches Kickstarter Campaign to protect your Digital Life: Guardian

BOLTKEY launches Kickstarter Campaign to protect your Digital Life:  Guardian

Crowdfunding Beat News wire  Digital Life Innovator, Boltkey has partnered with Kickstarter to launch its revolutionary product, the Guardian, the first device dedicated to securing, protecting and enabling you to take control of your Digital Life HONG KONG | SHANGHAI | SAN FRANCISCO, August 29 2014 – BoltKey launched THE GUARDIAN, the worlds first digital life safe, on Kickstarter earlier this week with a target of raising $20,000. A limited quantity of THE GUARDIAN is current available for $199, a significant discount to the regular retail price. THE GUARDIAN is the first product designed to be your digital life safe giving you complete ownership of…

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UK and US Competing for Crowdfunding Leader Titles

UK and US Competing for Crowdfunding Leader Titles

By Irene Tordera, Last week it was announced that London is the world’s crowdfunding capital, based on some recent statistics published by a crowdfunding research institute, which showed that the British capital was the city with the highest number of crowdfunding campaigns launched per day. The announcement comes as little surprise, considering that the incredible growth of crowdfunding in the UK was already in the air. A very open mindset with regards to innovation and technology, on the one hand, and a prompt answer from the local authorities – that reacted to the growing phenomenon putting in place a regulation -, on the other hand,…

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Dan Lovelock’s IndieGoGo FanFunded Album

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

Crowdfunding Beat Data Center. TOP 100 CrowdFunding Platforms, who’s Who of CrowdFunding Professionals, Top 10 Real Estate CrowdFunding Top Ranking CrowdFunding Website, TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platforms, Funding Rounds for Platforms Crowdfunding Platform Rates & Policy, Top 1% of Angel Investors, Top 100 CrowdFunding Campaigns chart Top 100 Kickstarter projects NOW!, Interview| Research | Education | Videos, TOP Crowdfunded & VC-Funded Hardware Companies, Peer-to-Peer CrowdFunding: P2P Report, CrowdFunding 2020 Vision, Research – Publications White Label Crowdfunding Software, Crowdlanding Analytics, Top Ranking CrowdFunding Industry Websites Top 10 CrowdFunding Conference, Venture Capital & Kickstarter & Indiegogo Hardware Projects The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem, UC Berkeley CrowdFunding Report,…

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For crowdfunding, the revolution will be localized

For crowdfunding, the revolution will be localized

(MoneyWatch) Remember the JOBS Act? The 2012 law touted by President Barack Obama as a “game-changer” was going to free entrepreneurs to tap into oceans of online funding from small investors, spurring the creation of businesses and jobs. Don’t hold your breath. Although the Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to write final rules for this form of “crowdfunding,” the initiative is best described as follows: dead on arrival. cor Atlanta’s Bohemian Guitars plans to finance its line of distinctive instruments with money raised through a George crowdfunding initiative. BOHEMIAN GUITARS Securities-based crowdfunding, where someone puts up money to take a small stake in what…

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Odyssey Airlines passes £1million raised on Crowdcube

Odyssey Airlines passes £1million raised on Crowdcube

Crowdfunding Beat news wire Company achieves investment target on UK-based crowd funding platform London, 28 August 2014 – Odyssey Airlines, the new UK-based business-only carrier, has successfully raised its minimum target of £1million via crowd funding on the UK-based platform Crowdcube. As of today, Odyssey’s Crowdcube investor pitch has raised £1,049,230, or 104% of its target on the site. The company’s pitch can be viewed at: http://www.crowdcube.com/investment/odyssey-15419 Odyssey has already raised over £5M in seed capital, including having engaged Freedman & Partners to raise £2.185 million via the ThinCats platform in 2013, and the company will be targeting a raise of £60M via a round…

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VCs & CrowdFunding

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Forbes7 Crowdfunding Keys For Social EntrepreneursForbesLots of people hold themselves out to be crowdfunding experts. I haven't met anyone who has raised more money in on Kickstarter and Indiegogo than Funded Today's Zach Smith. He reports raising over $110 million total ov [...]

NEPA Scene (blog)Keystone Rampworks starts crowdfunding campaign for new Wilkes-Barre skate park and entertainment venueNEPA Scene (blog)With a business plan in place, the first-time business owners are currently working on securing the funding, so they've started a crowdfunding [...]

Chicago TribuneCompetitor acquires Chicago-based crowdfunding site GiveForwardChicago TribuneGiveForward, the Chicago-based crowdfunding platform, has been acquired by YouCaring, a San Francisco-based competitor. Launched in 2008 by Desiree Vargas Wrigley ⇒ and Ethan Austin, GiveForwa [...]

UK Fundraising10:10 seeks organisations to benefit from solar power crowdfunding campaignUK FundraisingThe crowdfunding campaign and its focus is a tribute to singer-songwriter, actor and musician Prince, who died last year. After his death it emerged that he was a clean energy advoca [...]

PGH City Paper (blog)WQED's Rick Sebak launches crowdfunding campaignPGH City Paper (blog)At a time when funding for public broadcasting is at risk, one Pittsburgh legend is looking to bring more programming to WQED through alternative means. This week, Sebak launched a Kickstart [...]

Yahoo FinanceHapbeat Begins Kickstarter Crowdfunding Project for Wearable Device "hapbeat"Yahoo FinanceHapbeat, a start-up company formed at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, will begin a crowdfunding campaign (https://goo.gl/j6g0oy) on Kickstarter for the production of rev [...]

Crowdfunding launched for Cho-Sargent memorialLewiston Sun JournalA crowdfunding campaign on the popular site GoFundMe was launched late last week toward a memorial garden project in honor of Foley's son, Jayden Cho-Sargent, just a few days after the family was told the current m [...]

Boulder foam snowshoe makers launch crowdfunding campaignBizWest MediaNow, Crescent Moon is raising capital to make the molds for the foam shoe, a small one that will fit most men and women. Thamm said the company is committed to making the shoe, which they're calling the Eva, wh [...]

Danbury News TimesNoteworthy Chocolates turns to crowdfunding to pay for patentDanbury News TimesThe Sauvageaus are also no strangers to running successful crowdfunding campaigns, having raised more than $28,000 from 390 supporters on Kickstarter last spring to launch the business. Th [...]

People's Light launches crowdfunding campaign on play about ...The PhoenixMALVERN >> This month, People's Light launched a month-long crowdfunding campaign around the world premiere production of “Project Dawn,” a vital new ...and more » [...]

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