Tagged: tactics

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

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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

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

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  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

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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

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

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

Updated: Blue Mountain State – The Movie Gains Momentum

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Perhaps boosted by the arrival of the weekend, funding for Blue Mountain State the Movie has picked up speed during the final days of the campaign.  With four days remaining in the fixed funding campaign on Kickstarter the $1.5 million target is now within reach having quickly raised over $100,000 during the past few days.  The… Read More

KarmaKrowd Offers New Service For Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Excited to share the latest news to its fans, a leading rewards-based crowdfunding platform KarmaKrowd.com announced it will be providing consulting services for its fundraising managers that are seeking professional help for campaigns. The campaign managers will work their way through a four-phase process to perfect their approach to fundraising. KarmaKrowd’s CEO Cindy Summerfield stated,… Read More

Crowdcube Shares Video on Crowdfunding Pitch Strategy

Ctowdcube Pitch Video

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has posted a brief video about promoting your crowdfunding campaign.  As they say (and we concur) crowdfunding is not a field of dreams… if we build it they will come simply is not reality.  As one would expect the advice centers around preparation and planning. With over £20 million raised for… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Publishes HandBook for Film Crowdfunding

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Indiegogo has published another crowdfunding guide, this time they are tackling the film and video category.  While Indiegogo does not share their results – crowdfunding films has become one of the hottest and most visible segments of the rewards based crowdfunding industry. The document is available as a free download  and the will even have… Read More

HiddenRadio Entrusts Fundable with its Third Crowdfunding Round

From Kickstarter to Equity Crowdfunding HiddenRadio

Maverick HiddenRadio returns to crowdfunding for their sleek bluetooth speaker HiddenRadio2, proving that “it is possible to improve on perfection.” This time around, HiddenRadio launched its crowdfunding on Fundable; to date, neither financial details nor investor information has been disclosed to non-investors. Future consumers look forward to continued innovative design updates from the Industrial Designer Founders… Read More

Shoplocket Creates Ecosystem for Hardware Startups with Blueprint

Blueprint the Hardware Crowdfunding Ecosystem

PCH International’s e-commerce platform, ShopLocket, launches Blueprint today, a new media resource and email digest targeting hardware entrepreneurs.  ShopLocket has been working with many of the most successful hardware crowdfunding campaigns ever.  Their new site will feature news, daily interviews, resources and guidance from leading industry experts. Compelling information on how to succeed in the hardware space has been fragmented and inaccessible.  Blueprint wants… Read More

MyDream RPG Closes Fully Funded on Kickstarter but Short of Stretch

MyDream Fort

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter, MyDream an RPG that has set out to challenge industry leader MineCraft closed their crowdfunding round on Kickstarter today having raised over $117,000 on a goal of $100,000.  While 370 supported this project, the vast majority of support rolled in from high dollar supporters. According to the campaign page 7 contributors donated… Read More

Lima “Brain of Your Devices” Marches Forward to Crowdfunding Fulfillment

Lima Files Everywhere

Lima, an integrated piece of hardware and software that was briefly called “Plug”, raised over $1.2 million on Kickstarter last fall.  Almost 13,000 backers came together to support a product that really is what iCloud aspires to be – but isn’t. Lima creates an environment where all of your files are seamlessly synchronized across all… Read More