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Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Responds To Healbe Criticism


Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin has issued a blog post tackling some of the concerns raised in the examination of the Healbe campaign. Some – including PandoDaily staff writer James Robinson – have accused the campaign of being a scam. According to Rubin, the revelations surrounding the campaign have resulted in an opportunity for Indiegogo to garner… Read More

Indiegogo, Island Records Form Partnership with “Fan Republic”

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Island Records and Indiegogo have announced a partnership that will provide a new place to discover emerging artists on a global basis.   “Fan Republic” is being marketed as the first collaboration of its kind between a music label and a crowdfunding platform. Fan Republic will be a crowdfunding destination powered by “Indiegogo Outpost” and… Read More

Kauffman Sketchbook: Slava Rubin on Crowdfunding (Video)

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Courtesy of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin hands out some brief, practical advice on crowdfunding.  In this short video Slava continues on the theme of democratizing funding where anyone and anybody may find funding for projects  of merit, “fixing a massive gap in the market for access to capital”. To summarize… Read More

Indiegogo’s Rubin: “If you want humans to decide, go to a bank” (Video)

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The rewards-based crowdfunding arms race is alive and well. In a recent interview with Bloomberg West, Bloomberg’s Emily Chang leads by pointing out that Indiegogo is the smaller of two websites currently participating in a “two-horse race,” singling out Indiegogo as the “little guy.” In response, Indiegogo CEO and co-founder Slava Rubin took a not-too-subtle… Read More

Indiegogo Raises $40 Million to Boost Global Expansion, Improve Platform


Indiegogo, a global crowdfunding platform, has announced that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco.  The round was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).   Additional funding was provided from existing investors; Insight Venture… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Presents at DLD14 (Video)

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The Digital-Life-Design (DLD14) conference took place last week in Munich, Germany.  DLD is self described as a “global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration”. Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees hit the Bavarian capital to talk tech, startups and… Read More

Indiegogo Now Allows Embedded Campaigns with Outpost


Indiegogo has announced a new strategic initiative: Outpost.  The new structure gives companies the ability to embed Indiegogo campaigns on their own web sites while maintaining the same benefits of the platforms marketing channels, analytics and network. Recognizing that some campaigners already have large intrinsic audiences, Indiegogo Outpost supports savvy campaigners and brands  allowing them… Read More

CES “Finding the Money” Panel Targets Crowdfunding

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CES International is just around the corner where over 150,000 people from all around the world will queue up for a dose of tech heaven.  Touted as the most important consumer electronics show in the world, the event is always evolving and always adapting to the fast paced world of technology. As more and more… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin: Legislators Have Created “Bermuda Triangle Of Investing”

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Indiegogo Founder and CEO Slava Rubin appeared on Fox Business recently to discuss the recently-proposed rules for Regulation A+. Due to equity crowdfunding’s cap (set at $1 million) and Regulation A+’s logical “floor” of $5 million, there is a gap. Regulation A+ arose from underutilization of Regulation A. Many are calling for a raise on… Read More

WATCH: PBS MediaShift, Mediatwits Talk Crowdfunding With Slava Rubin, Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Others


As PBS MediaShift continues to focus on crowdfunding this week, The Mediatwits held a Google+ Hangout with various players from the crowdfunding space. They include… Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO Ernst-Jan Pfauth of news magazine De Correspondent Todd Ruppert, co-producer of the upcoming musical “Happy Days” Zak Piper, co-producer of the documentary “Life Itself”

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Talks Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

Slava Rubin on Bloomberg Serveillance

Slava Rubin, Indiegogo Co-Founder and CEO, talks crowdfunding on Bloomberg Surveillance today, specifically he comments on the opportunity with equity crowdfunding. Slava has spoken about Indiegogo’s interest in popular or retail crowdfunding before in the past. This has to do with “Title III” of the JOBS Act where companies may raise up to $1 Million… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Lauds Equity Crowdfunding In Article For CNBC

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Danae Ringelmann released an article via CNBC yesterday that lauds equity crowdfunding as a solution that could help in “making fundraising more efficient and fair.” The piece is a deep dive into the functional effects of the proposed SEC rules surrounding Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act, which allows crowdfunding via non-accredited investors. In particular,… Read More

Slava Rubin Presents at TEDxBrussels (Video)

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Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO, presents at the TEDxBrussels conference and shares that he actually lived in Belgium for awhile reminiscing about the beer, food and country.  The title of his presentation is, “The Future of No is Yes”. Slava discusses how our society is set up to say no.  You need to know the right… Read More

BRIEF: Indiegogo Opens NYC Office, Looks To Grow East Coast Staff


Indiegogo is based in San Francisco, but they have long had a presence in New York as well. Slava Rubin calls New York home. The space at 145 Hudson St. is 2,850 square feed and currently houses 12 staffers, but Indiegogo hopes to double that over the next year. The New York presence will enable Indiegogo… Read More

Indiegogo Partners with ID.me to Help Veterans, Service Members

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Digital identity solution-provider ID.me is partnering with Indiegogo. Using ID.me’s Troop ID application, veterans and military spouses who wish to raise funds on Indiegogo are now able to prove their military affiliation to potential contributors on Indiegogo while saving money through Indiegogo’s military and veteran discount. Indiegogo is a global platform with users in over 200 countries working together… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 6, 2013


Huffington Post | Who Let the Dog Out: On New Crowdfunding Rules and Why It Is Time for Us to Wise Up In this piece for the Huffington Post, Victoria Silchenko aggregates the thoughts of people like Tim Draper (pictured, right) and Slava Rubin on the topic of equity crowdfunding in the US. In short,… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Rubin: Equity Has “Chance To Be Major Part Of Our Business”

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We recently had a chance to interview Indiegogo CEO and co-founder Slava Rubin. We asked him about the SEC’s recently-proposed crowdfunding rules, how they may affect Indiegogo’s propensity to enter the equity space in the future and where Rubin and his team sees their platform in the future. Crowdfund Insider: When Indiegogo launched, was equity… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Gives Crowdfunding Advice

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Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin was speaking earlier at the TechCrunch Disrupt Europe gathering and had a few pointers for prospective crowdfunders on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.  His insight is largely driven from the years of data the crowdfunding platform has captured. Many of his pointers have widely been covered in the media… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Comments on General Solicitation

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Indiegogo CEO and Co-Founder Slava Rubin has posted a missive regarding the change in General Solicitation which takes effect this forthcoming Monday.  In posting on the Indiegogo Slava shared his thoughts: Hi Everyone, As you might have read recently, Title II of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act) will go into effect on Monday, legalizing… Read More

Indiegogo Co-Founder Slava Rubin Talks about Genesis, Future of His Company (Video)


Indiegogo May Enter Equity Crowdfunding Realm, Contingent Upon Regulations. Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO, gave a presentation this past week at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.  Prior to his speech he was interviewed by Thom Ruhe, Vice President of Entrepreneurship at Kauffman Foundation. Rubin shares fascinating insight into the birth of the now ubiquitous and… Read More