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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FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors ...GeekAt age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or ...and more » [...]

Business.comYou Oversold Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Now What?Business.comIf you've oversold, there's no way to go back in time and prevent it. Your next step should be to streamline what you can control. Crowdfunding can be an unpredictable, exciting experience. But reachi [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

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