Fundrazr: Building Social Equity for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

Social Media

Crowdfunding portal and software provider Fundrazr has created another infographic for those interested in crowdfunding.   This time they are talking about building social equity.  If you don’t have it now – don’t start your crowdfunding campaign because it is imperative to have social reach to be successful in getting the message out.  We all… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Patch of Land on Investor Protection

Risk versus Reward

Recently crowdfunding thought leader Anthony Zeoli published a thought-provoking piece entitled “Why You May Want to Reconsider How “Secure” You Feel About Your Real Estate Crowdfunding Investment.” Patch of Land sincerely appreciates the learned issues that Zeoli points out in his article; this piece intends to respond to his points, provide clarification on the nature… Read More

RealityCrowdTV’s Creator Talks About Crowdfunding Television Series

Manolis Sfinarolakis

University of Connecticut graduate Manolis Sfinarolakis, recently shared details about his RealityCrowd TV, which is all about crowdfunding. The show aims to share exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and what is needed to run a successful funding campaign, specifically highlighting crowdfunding as a way to finance costs. During aa interview, Sfinarolakis stated,… Read More

Investor Protection: Why You May Want to Reconsider Your Real Estate Crowdfunding Investment

No Guarantees in Real Estate Investing

Do you remember that scene from the movie Tommy Boy where the store manager rants about the importance of having a guarantee on the product box “calling out, I’ll never let you down, but if I do I’m gonna make things ALL better.” I can’t help but be reminded of that scene whenever I see… Read More

On Who Gets Funding: Common Sense and Nonsense

Herd of Sheep Stampede

Recently, a man raised $55,492 on Kickstarter to make potato salad. While this campaign gained widespread attention, it is one of the strange and somewhat senseless campaigns that have been funded far past the initial goal amount. This drives the question: is crowdfunding being led (or misled) by a misguided herd mentality? Media tends to… Read More

How This Traffic Generation Strategy Made Over $100,000 Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Crowd Fans Audience Traffic

If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past 8 months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about crowdfunding, to running a successful Indiegogo campaign at a previous startu  p that raised $106,830. Allow me to share with you our story…. Read More

Reports Indicate Law Firms are Noticing Crowdfunding

And What of Crowdfunding Attorney

Several recent reports have noted the increase in attention law firms are paying to the crowdfunding space. The various sections of the JOBS Act, specifically Title II, Title III and Title IV, have perked interest by the legal industry as they see new opportunity to expand their business and target a new market.  While only… Read More

BNN Gets Crowdfunding Campaigns Trending on Twitter

BNN and Twitter

When The Breaking News Network (BNN) mobilizes its 350 city Twitter feeds to tweet a message, it can often get the message up to Twitter trending topics according to @TrendsmapUSA. Using a recent example, through a single tweet distributed across 350 cities garnering an aggregate social reach of 600,000, the hashtag #infinityboxes and the Memorial… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Boosts Platform with New Facebook Social Features


Crowdfunding is all about innovation and creativity.  Finding a way to do something better and getting people to believe in the dream is the unique power of this new form of finance.  But the innovation part doesn’t stop with the creators – the platforms themselves are always seeking new ways to make it easier for… Read More

Six Rules for Investment Crowdfunding Success

Rocket Ship Countdown

Crowdfunding is a new source of entrepreneurial finance allowing a wider audience to invest in startups for equity in the venture.  While investment crowdfunding as a vehicle for financing early stage ventures is gaining momentum on a global basis it remains in its infancy.  Our research on crowdfunding has been augmented by information gleaned from… Read More

Mystery Product Crowdfunding on Crowdtilt: Greeting Cards

Muhammad Ali Wise Words Card

Oh how time flies.  It was only earlier this week the digerati was contemplating what exactly Jordan Bishop was crowdfunding in a pretail campaign on Crowdtilt. After a posting on Medium and launching his mystery campaign, Jordan ended up selling 692 of the unknown product.  That’s a quick $6228 bucks.  Yesterday Jordan revealed the much… Read More

Updated: Coolest Cooler Over $6 Million Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Coolest Cooler Orange

The breakaway success crowdfunding project of the summer is here:  Coolest Cooler is now the 4th  3rd most funded campaign EVER on Kickstarter.  The dark horse campaign has blasted past mega-crowdfunding hits like Veronica Mars and the campaign has not even broken a sweat.  The only campaigns that stand in its path to become number… Read More

Fundrazr: Essential Crowdfunding Tips for Your Campaign (Infographic)

11 Essential tips Fundrazr

    Our creative friends in Canada are at it again.  Fundrazr has put together an Infographic on the 11 Essential Ingredients crowdfunding campaigns need. For those of us who engage with the crowdfunding world every day – this seems like pretty obvious stuff.  But most people only do a single crowdfunding campaign so this… Read More

Indiegogo Shares Strategy to Boost Crowdfunding in Final Hours

$1000 in $100 Bills

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo loves to hand out advice to help crowdfunders hit their goal.  Sure it helps them too, but Indiegogo was built with a mission to democratize access to capital and they are doing just that.  Crowdfunding is tough.  It takes time, dedication and perseverance.  We have seen many a good project fail… Read More

Coolest Cooler Kickstarter Re-Do Delivers Incredible Crowdfunding Success

Coolest Cooler Orange

The Coolest Cooler crowdfunding campaign is funding now on Kickstarter.  The campaign blasted past the $50,000 target on day two of the campaign (the project launched on July 8th).  Today the project stands at over a whopping $533,000 supported by almost 3000 backers.  At this velocity it should easily reach the million dollar crowdfunding club…. Read More

The Real Difference Between VC and Crowdfunding? Investment Marketing

marketing promotion

A few weeks back the value of VC’s for the crowdfunding industry was extensively discussed. Why? Because there are lot of areas where crowdfunding and VC’s can connect. And though traditional funding and alternative funding are not as rigorously separated as many want to believe, there are some inherit differences that characterise crowdfunding as a… Read More

University of Hawaii Uses Indiegogo to Support Athletics Travel

University of Hawaii Sports

Once you think about it – its quite obvious. The University of Hawaii has the highest cost in the nation for their collegiate sport teams.  While it may be great to lives someplace with blue skies and warm weather year round (not to mention great surfing) its cost a pretty penny to get there.  If… Read More

Angels Den Shares Pitching Tips


Angels Den, a UK based angel and equity crowdfunding platform, has shared some of their insight into creating a powerful pitch.  The platform has listed their top five tactics for making that impact with investors to get your business funded.  We all know that started a business is tough stuff.  Long hours and sleepless nights…. Read More

13 DIY Tools For a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Ben Franklin $100 Bill

  Noah Dentzel of NOMAD has run two crowdfunding campaigns in two years on two different platforms.  His first campaign, on Kickstarter, reached 322% of his funding goal. His second, on Indiegogo, reached even higher. Noah learned a lot the second time around. “It took one-tenth of the effort of our first campaign, in part because of the… Read More

Seeing Crowdfunding for What It Is: A Sales Method

Shopping Cart Sales Retail

As a proposition manager for Symbid, we’ve recently ran an amazingly successful campaign called “Kidswatcher”. After his little niece went missing in a ski resort, Eric Recter had an idea: develop an App for parents in combination with a digital watch for their children so they could always be in contact in case of an… Read More