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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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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs Mainstream ...CryptoCoinsNewsOne of the world's most popular crowdfunding platforms is getting in on the ICO game. Josiah Wilmoth on 14/12/2017. ------------------Advertisement------------------. Advertisement · Reddi [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

Crowdfunding via Customers: Is This The New Startup Capital?Customer ThinkWith more and more companies in a variety of sectors developing new crowdfunding campaigns, it makes sense to ask whether crowdfunding is likely to replace startup capital in the near future. Crowdfunding is qui [...]

VentureBeatAtaribox hits the pause button on its crowdfunding campaignVentureBeatAtari was supposed to start taking preorders along with launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for its new Ataribox console. However, it seems to have hit an unspecified snag and in an ema [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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