Strategy

Equity Crowdfunding is a Lot of Work. Invivo Wines Shares Story of Success

Invivo Wines Founders

Invivo Wines raised a respectable $2 million on Kiwi investment crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect last year. Prior to listing shares on the site, Invivo was described as the fastest growing wine brand in New Zealand. The company had set a funding target of $500,000 on… Read More

Wriggle Founder Rob Hall Reveals What He Has Learned From Crowdfunding on Seedrs

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Following the launch of Wriggle’s second crowdfunding campaign, founder of the startup Rob Hall revealed the five things he’s learned from crowdfunding on Seedrs. Hall shared: “Here we are, 18 months down-the-line on Wriggle’s journey. As the Wriggle team prepares for phase two of growth,… Read More

PledgeMe: Here’s What Happens When You Submit a Campaign Request

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This week, New Zealand-based equity crowdfunding platform, PledgeMe, revealed what happens when organizers submit their campaign ideas. PledgeMe’s Tash 2.0 declared in a recent blog post: “By the simple act of hitting the request button, suddenly your project idea is real, has form, and has gone… Read More

Crowdfunder Offers Up Fundraising Tips: 506(b) vs. 506(c)

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Ready to offer up some tips for crowdfunding campaign organizers, Crowdfunder unveiled some details about 506(b) and 506(c). The equity crowdfunding platform explained in a recent blog post: “With the passage of the JOBS Act in 2012, startup fundraising and investing has changed drastically. An opaque… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part II: Practical Concerns for Funding Portals

Look Out for Traps Charlie DeTar

As discussed in part one, the SEC’s final Regulation Crowdfunding rules require thorough analysis to not fall prey to potential traps. While I firmly believe that we can make crowdfunding work regardless of the roadblocks set forth, it does not mean that we can afford… Read More

Crowdfunding in 2016: Five Predictions

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  With equity crowdfunding poised to take off in 2016 with the recent additions of Regulation A+ and the final rules of Title III, Reg CF, I have compiled a list of predictions for the coming year. The internet has facilitated profound efficiencies in many… Read More

Potential Pitfalls of Regulation CF – Part I: Practical Concerns for an Issuer

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  When SEC Commissioner Piwowar lodged his controversial “NO” vote for the final rules implementing Title III Regulation CF last October, he did so with concern that the overcomplicated rules were laden with “traps” that could snare an unassuming company trying to raise funds. Unfortunately,… Read More

Updated: Seabin Pitch Video Has Been Viewed Over 30 Million Times on Facebook

Seabin Cleans the Ocean

I just saw this video pop up into my Facebook timeline.  The video is about Seabin a “trashcan for the ocean”.  Basically, the device floats at water level and vacuums up anything floating nearby. Think of it as a jumbo sized pool cleaner except it is targeting… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Experience: Someone.io’s Experience on FundedByMe

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After a 2-month campaign Someone.io closed it’s equity crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe. By the end of the campaign 45 investors had purchased 12.8% of the company for €129,508. Following a team debriefing session, the group decided to share some of their findings. Someone.io feels that as… Read More

Kickstarter Completes Creator Basics Video Series

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This week, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced the completion of its latest project called the Creator Basics video series. Kickstarter Creator Basics is made up of 56 videos that feature dozens of creators from all the campaign categories on the platform. The videos provide specific/helpful advice on… Read More

Indiegogo: “Here Are Four Things Every Campaigner Should Do a Month Before Campaign Launch”

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Continuing its new crowdfunding series “Campaign Prep Calendar,” Indiegogo shared the four things that every organizer should do a month before a campaign launch. The global platform shared: “Creating a compelling, informative and engaging campaign will help your potential backers learn more about your idea and… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Reveals the First Step to Crowdfunding: Building a Team

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Kicking off its new How to Crowdfund series, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK revealed the first step to using the funding method. The Crowdfunder UK team stated: “Most of the actual exposure and building of a movement around the project should happen outside the crowdfunding platform before the… Read More

Indiegogo Unveils Crowdfunding Prep Calendar & Checklist

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This week, Indiegogo unveiled a new calendar and checklist for crowdfunding campaign organizers. The global platform revealed: “Every day, the User Research and Campaign Strategist teams at Indiegogo work with real campaigners and analyze campaign strategies in order to find best practices for running a crowdfunding campaign…. Read More

Title III, Regulation Crowdfunding Simplified. Read the Report

Title III JOBS Act Final

Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) has taken the rather voluminous 668 pages of final rules for Title III retail crowdfunding and distilled them down into a more manageable 43 pages.  The report, embedded below, was created to augment CCA’s book How to Crowdfund book (available on… Read More

Five Crucial Things You Get, Apart from the Money, From #Crowdfunding

Tim Wright

We asked for short, snappy, helpful video for Crowdfunding Week 2015 and the shortest, snappiest and most helpful of these (so far anyway) is from management consultant and  Crowdfunding expert Tim Wright of twintangibles. Here’s my summary of what he has to say: Crowdfunding is great… Read More

Facebook Introduces New Fundraising Tool For Nonprofits

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On Wednesday, social media giant Facebook unveiled its new feature, Fundraisers, that provides fundraising tools for nonprofits. Facebook’s VP of Product Management, Naomi Gleit, shared: “With more than 150 million people around the world connected to a cause, Facebook is a global community of volunteers, donors… Read More

CoAssets Establishes Second Strategic Joint Venture With Fujian Yaosheng Zichan

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On Thursday, Singapore-based real estate crowdfunding platform CoAssets , which was recently listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia to form CoAssets Limited (“CoAssets” or the “Company”) (NSX code: CAX), is pleased to announce  it has established its second strategic joint venture as part… Read More

CrowdfunderUK’s Dawn Bebe: “Here’s Why UK Startups Need the ‘Funding Cocktail'”

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This week, CrowdfunderUK’s co-founder and director of communications, Dawn Bebe, revealed why UK startup should consider going for a “funding cocktail.” Explaining what a “funding cocktail” really is, Bebe stated: “Increasingly businesses, charities and social enterprises are finding that combining funding solutions in a ‘cocktail’ is a… Read More