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Facebook crowdfunding

Facebook crowdfunding

Facebook isn’t just somewhere you can “Like” photos from last weekend’s BBQ or leave a comment on your friends’ walls. It can also be a powerful, far-reaching, – and mostly free – marketing tool. And when you’re running an equity crowdfunding campaign, “powerful”, “far-reaching”, and “free” should be some of the key words flying around your head as you put together your marketing strategy. How can I use Facebook to promote my equity crowdfunding campaign? So, maybe “promote” is the wrong choice of words. Why’s that? Equity crowdfunding, unlike rewards-based crowdfunding, is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and there are a few guidelines that pitches, platforms, and…

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The surprising acquisition…When Crowdfunding multi-billion-dollar company about to be owned by Facebook

The surprising acquisition…When Crowdfunding multi-billion-dollar company about to be owned by Facebook

Victor Luckerson| March 26, 2014 | Time – When Carlos Schulte contributed $300 on Kickstarter to an ambitious project called the Oculus Rift, he never expected this day to come. It’s doubtful anyone did—Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality headset, was only asking for $250,000 in its crowdfunding campaign during the summer of 2012. Back then, it was a scrappy startup with a small but passionate base of supporters. Now, it’s a multi-billion-dollar company about to be owned by Facebook. The surprising acquisition announcement Tuesday left many of Oculus’s original backers stunned, and a bit disappointed. “I felt a little used, I guess,”…

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Crowdfunding Case Study: Microco.sm

Crowdfunding Case Study: Microco.sm

Based out of London, Microco.sm provides a portal that discussion forums, bulletin boards and communities. CEO David Kitchen describes his portal as the social media portal for the introverted community, inverting the notion of Facebook. They are scheduled to go love in mid January next year. Building upon his untraditional past, David is a true inspiration of rags to riches in the making. Years ago David was living on the streets of London. Turing his life around, he returned to school and landed jobs programing for Merrill Lynch, the British government, and Microsoft. Microco.sm chose to use Seeders due to the desire of their promised investors and the ease that it…

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Givted Lets You Crowdfund to Buy Friends Gifts They Really Want

Givted Lets You Crowdfund to Buy Friends Gifts They Really Want

One-Liner Pitch: Givted is like crowdfunding for gift-giving. Why It’s Taking Off: Visual bookmarking sites allow you to collect aspirational products, but Givted allows your friends to buy you those higher pricetag items they couldn’t afford on their own. Here’s a riddle: Would you rather have 10 stocking stuffers or one dream-come-true under the Christmas tree? It’s the wrong season, but gift-giving (and receiving) happens all year long. A site called Givted aims to help you friends buy you what you really want — by pooling their funds. Givted has all the basic features of a visual bookmarking site like Pinterest, but with some key…

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ForbesThe Ultimate Pre-Launch Crowdfunding ChecklistForbesCrowdfunding is not limited to the platform where you launch your campaign. Instead, it has become a valuable way to transform your idea into a mainstream business. In order to head in that direction, you must execute a number [...]

The AustralianIgniteme heats up crowdfundingThe Australian“The only other comparable film that raised money through crowdfunding would be Crocodile Dundee, but not all funding came from the crowd.” Mr Morello said the idea behind the platform was relatively simple — giving new and bud [...]

DVS Gaming (registration) (blog)Crowdfunding: How Does it Help Indie Developers?DVS Gaming (registration) (blog)2012 is when crowdfunding really blew up, prior to 2012 the average amount of money devs would receive could range from 10k-100k. By today's standards, that's stil [...]

The MemoCrowdfunding has become a 'monster' argues its greatest criticThe MemoBrown has become a thorn in the side of this blossoming industry, even more so as it's clear his blog is now even read by regulators at the Financial Conduct Authority. The Memo sat down with [...]

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 [...]

LivemintFinding the right balance on crowdfundingLivemintSecurities market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has been trying to get a handle on digital platform-based crowdfunding since at least 2014, when it issued a cautiously positive consultation paper. It fl [...]

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 [...]

Australian Brews NewsBrewery crowdfunding effective overall: PozibleAustralian Brews NewsEquity crowdfunding by breweries overseas has been effective overall, despite some high profile failures, according to Pozible. The largest reward-based crowdfunding platform in the Asia Pacific, [...]

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 [...]

Crowdfund InsiderIsraeli Crowdfunding Platform ExitValley Self Crowdfunds, Plans UK ExpansionCrowdfund InsiderThe digital platform to book parking anywhere raised $2 million – a portion of that, $270,000, reportedly came from ExitValley. To date the self-crowdfunding offer has raised [...]

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