Strategy

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

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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

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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

Kickstarter Campaign Hit’s Goal & Then Fails as Backers Abandon MBLOK

MBLOK Denied on Kickstarter

This is something that doesn’t happen to often. The MBLOK campaign on Kickstarter hit their $120,00 CAD crowdfunding goal last Thursday, June 12th – only to see backers abandon the project as questions arose to the viability of the device. MBLOK, a hardware device we covered earlier this month as it rocketed out of the… Read More

Thrust Health Preps to Launch Duel Crowdfunding on Fundable & Indiegogo

Thrust Health Coaches Katie and Devin

Thrust Health, a health and wellness consumer products company has announced completion of a successful seed capital round of $500,000. The proceeds from the offering were used to complete film production for the company’s video lifestyle fitness series. Simultaneously the company released they have launched a rewards based crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and they intend… Read More

Kickstarter Publishes New “Creators Handbook”, Offers Tips & Tricks for Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs

Kickstarter Creator Handbook

Kickstarter has launched a brand new “Creator Handbook” to help more entrepreneurs successfully hit their campaign goals. On Monday (June 9), the crowdfunding giant announced the new tip and tricks handbook that offers advice on campaigns, including what sort of rewards should be offered to backers and advanced feedback on the most effective ways to… Read More

Brief: Sensibo Passes $70,000 Crowdfunding Goal

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  Sensibo, maker of a smart air conditioning system, has surpassed their $70,000 crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo.  The project became memorable due to the excellent pitch video that described a mundane product in a highly entertaining fashion. Co-founder and CEO of Sensibo Omer Enbar shared his pleasure in funding the campaign; “We are thrilled by the… Read More

Indiegogo: Essential Crowdfunding Tips

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Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is sharing some of their knowledge.  The platform has always been highly data driven.  Love’em or not they know their stuff as they track the data that proves what works. They have recently published the first part of a two series post about essential crowdfunding tactics.  And while those of us… Read More

KarmaKrowd Makes Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Brilliant Companies List

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Known for its value-added crowdfunding legal IP and marketing service, KarmaKrowd provides a full suite of management consulting services to help creative inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs turn creative ideas into revenue producing businesses. Once IP assets have been identified and protected, entrepeneurs can then turn to the crowdfunding platform’s business service directory to find business… Read More

State College, PA Looks to Crowdfunding to Boost Community

State College Pa

The borough of State College, Pennsylvania has decided to test the crowdfunding waters to raise funds for civic projects.  Acknowledging that many communities across the nation (and around the globe for that matter) struggle with funding for projects and amenities desired by the community – the city sees crowdfunding as a potential aid in addressing… Read More

IgnitionDeck, Fundify Partner Up

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IgnitionDeck,  a WordPress crowdfunding plugin that helps you raise money on your own site has announced a new relationship with Fundify. IgnitionDeck was launched in 201o with the single goal of assisting entrepreneurs like themselves raise money without having to ask permission from various gatekeepers (platforms etc.).  IgnitionDeck is the application used on the never-ending… Read More

CflRA Hosts Webinar “Angel Investing 101″

Ryan Feit Seedinvest

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) will be holding their monthly educational series webinar June 1st at 1:00 p.m. EST. This month’s topic “Angel Investing 101,” will cover opportunities in the space, how to find good deal flow and the trends and forecasts affecting angel investors, startups and other entrepreneurs in the crowdfunding space. Established… Read More

LevelUp’s Sabertron Easily Beats Crowdfunding Campaign Goal

Sabertron Battle

LevelUp, Inc.’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Sabertron: Foam Swords with Electronic Scoring has successfully surpassed its $50,000 goal less than a week after it launched, fulfilling the swordplay dreams of backers who can now expect these high-tech toys to be deliver in time for the holidays. Texas-based engineer David Lynch created the concept while he… Read More

This Crowdfunding Pitch Video is Great

Sensibo Pitch Video and Team

Ok – I still don’t completely know what exactly Sensibo is – except it can control air conditioners –  (not exactly very sexy) but the Sensibo team have put together an awesome pitch video.  This comes under the category of taking something practical and mundane and making it shine. Sensibo is crowdfunding on Indiegogo looking… Read More

San Francisco Maker Startup Weekend is Dedicated to Hardware

Ideation Design Produce Deliver

The San Francisco Maker Startup Weekend is not your typical hackathon.  This one is not all about cool software but cool hardware – developed during a 54 hour event.  Sure it’s easy enough to cast a few spells and craft some really cool code but to deliver a new hardware product in weekend.  That’s awesome…. Read More

Tile, “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Shipping Now

Nick Evans and Tile

Tile –  the item finder device -  a product that ran a self-crowdfunding campaign and became one of the trailblazer’s in the new world of hardware startups, is now shipping their product.  In an email to backers Nick Evans, CEO and Co-founder of the young company shared that early backers have already received notice of shipping confirmation… Read More