Strategy

Brief: Kickstarter Releases “Spread the Word” Guide For Campaign Organizers

Kickstarter

This week, Kickstarter offered some advice on how organizers can attract media attention towards their crowdfunding projects. The funding portal decided as release a list of ways campaigns can get noticed. The Kickstarter team stated the core question that creators have asked when they launch… Read More

Questions Financial Regulators Love to Ask

Question How Can We Help

As any entrepreneur knows, when you are creating something new, there are no shortage of naysayers.  Among the 3 types of clients we work with (investors, corporates and financial regulators) the regulators tend to look at new things most skeptically.  But, of the many questions… Read More

Free of Charge: StartEngine Eliminates Fee to Crowdfund Under Reg CF

Free Stamp

That’s right. StartEngine, one of the leading investment crowdfunding platforms in the US, has eliminated the fee associated with raising capital under Reg CF.  Previously the platform charged a 5% service charge so if an issuer was raising $1 million they had to pay $50,000… Read More

Indiegogo Partner Arrow Electronics Announces Crowdfund-to-Production Service

Arrow Electronics

Worldwide technology company and Indiegogo partner, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), announced on Thursday the launch of its new crowdfund-to-production service. This new service reportedly aims at accelerating the pace of innovation for technology and internet of things (IoT) entrepreneurs. Those interest in applying for an… Read More

Indiegogo on Communication: “Your Backers Are Investors, Treat Them That Way”

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On Wednesday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo offered some key advice to campaign organizers about the importance of communication, especially after the initiative successfully secure funds and close. The Indiegogo team revealed that while campaign is finished, the most important thing for organizers to do is… Read More

Oppo Ice Cream Shares Path to Crowdfunding & Business Success

Oppo Ice Cream

  Oppo Ice cream is a bit like the Holy Grail of food: Ice cream that tastes great, is low calorie and is good for you.  The creation of two brothers, Charlie and Harry Thuillier, the duo were exposed to many different natural foods while… Read More

Digitzs CEO Laura Wagner on Crowdfunder Success: “Equity Crowdfunding is the Only Real Option For Pre-Revenue Fundraising”

Laura Wagner

Last week, Crowdfunder sat down with CEO of Digitzs, Laura Wagner, to discuss her and her team’s recent crowdfunding success along with key advice for startups. Earlier this year, Digitzs took to the equity funding platform to raise funds with Shark Tank alum, Kevin Harrington. During its funding… Read More

That Italian Cool & Crowdfunding Opportunity

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  The memory of Rockin1000’s spectacular performance of “Learning to Fly” and the gathering of one thousand musicians in Cesena, Italy is still fresh. Moreover, as the Biggest Rock Band on Earth pushes through with follow-up events, the spirit of collaboration – and collaborative economics… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing an Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Enticing the Crowd Concert

  As part of an upcoming book on equity crowdfunding, I have asked past campaigns about their very best marketing tactics. They have used these exact strategies to raise millions of dollars, pounds and euros! In this article, I have distilled their advice into these… Read More

Is Reg A+ Crowdfunding Right for Your Business?

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I read an article in WIRED the other day about the LaFerrari, the world’s most coveted supercar, and one particular sentence stuck out. As writer Jordan Golson plainly stated, “When it comes to this car, you don’t choose Ferrari. Ferrari chooses you.” Well, ladies and… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Skillshare Create Classes Taught By Campaign Creators

Kickstarter

On Monday, Kickstarter announced it formed a partnership with learning community Skillshare to create a list of classes taught by creators across the crowdfunding platform’s 15 categories.  The crowdfunding platform gave a few examples of classes, which are listed below. 1. Strategic Storytelling: Building Community… Read More

8 Social Media Strategies for Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Social Media

Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising rallies your supporters together to reach your fundraising goal, as each person individually fundraises from their own networks. Since social media is a significant aspect of many people’s lives, creating a strategy for all the posting, tweeting, and sharing can help you… Read More

The Top Regulatory Mistakes Being Made by Issuers & Crowdfunding Platforms

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General solicitation is growing for securities offerings conducted under Rule 506(c) and Reg A+ Tier II in the US.  A more limited form of general solicitation is also available to issuers participating in offerings pursuant to Title III of the JOBS Act (Crowdfunding).  Issuers may… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Hosts Live Stream on Basics of Investment Crowdfunding

Richard Swart

NextGen Crowdfunding is hosting another live-stream event.  Today (August 10th) at 4PM ET or 1PM PT, Dr. Richard Swart, will be hosting a 2 part series that will help educate both investors in equity crowdfunding and companies that are considering using equity crowdfunding to raise… Read More

What You Can & Cannot Do to Promote a Reg CF / Title III Crowdfunding Offer

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Title II and Title IV of the JOBS Act created two different forms of investment crowdfunding. Title II allows issuers to “generally solicit” or advertise securities  sold under this exemption. The catch is that only  accredited investors may purchase these securities.  Title IV of the… Read More

Indiegogo: Here Are Five Ways to Build an Audience For Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Indiegogo

On Thursday, Indiegogo announced five key ways organizers to build an audience for their crowdfunding campaigns. The global crowdfunding platform revealed most campaigns should have at least 30% of their goal already funded before they even launch. The website noted: “Gaining momentum and raising funds will… Read More

SeedInvest Publishes Open Letter Requesting Feedback on “Crowd Note” in Push to Manage Reg CF Hurdles

Hurdle Challenge Race Delay Title III Reg CF

Title III or Reg CF crowdfunding holds great potential to provide access to capital for smaller companies but also includes multiple shortcomings. The woefully small funding cap and the hobbled rules stapled on by regulators have created a securities exemption that is ok but could… Read More

Syndication is the What, Crowdfunding is the How

What and How Explanation Question Money

Syndication and crowdfunding are terms that have been used interchangeably within the last decade, and their concepts and meaning have become increasingly blurred. However, whereas syndication focuses on funding relationships and structure between the funder and funded, crowdfunding is a method of finding investors (or… Read More

Command Partners & Enventys Merge to Create Turnkey Product Launch Platform

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Command Partners and Enventys have merged to form a one-stop platform to power successful hardware projects. From ideation to funding to broad market roll-out, the combined entity will help entrepreneurs bring their designs to reality and financial success. Command Partners was one of the first… Read More