Tagged: tactics

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

We Successfully Raised $40,000 for Hours with an Entirely Private Crowdfunding Experiment — Here’s How.

Your Invited Hours App

We successfully raised $40,000 for Hours with an entirely private crowdfunding experiment — here’s how. It was a crazy idea; it broke nearly every rule; it was just a hunch; but ultimately, it worked better than we had hoped. If we’d listened to conventional wisdom,… Read More

Small Business Finance: Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

Small Business Loan Confusion

  SBA….MCA….APR….LOC…. Do these acronyms mean anything to you?  The small business financing landscape is full of them and you’ll need to understand them to make the best possible financing decisions for your business.  And to avoid wasting time or money. If you are like… Read More

What’s In a Regulation A Plus Offering Circular, Anyway? 

Regulation A

        If your company is not public and plans to raise capital, you might have considered Regulation A Plus – and you are aware that it comes with a big warning sticker: the company needs to prepare an offering circular and go… Read More

North Drinkware Used 3D Printing to Save Money to Launch their Super Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

North Drinkware Oregon Mt Hood

North Drinkware set out to raise a mere $15,000 on Kickstarter for its Mt. Hood glassware.  The idea was pretty simple.  Create a 3D replica of Mt. Hood and form it in the bottom of pint glasses.  I will bet a good number of people… Read More

Advice: Conducting Diligence to Mitigate Risk for Deep Technology Startups

Mitigating Risk investing in Technology

As more investors start to look to equity crowdfunding, to get beyond the typical mobile app startup, it’s important to see what’s going on in deep technology. We define deep technology as companies founded on a scientific discovery or meaningful technological innovation. Deep technology startups… Read More

The Kingii Crowd-First Tactics & Go-to-Market Strategy with Crowdfunding

Kingii Featured

After losing a close friend in a drowning accident, California-based entrepreneur, Tom Agapiades, created Kingii. Founded in early 2014, Kingii is dedicated to water safety, and is on a mission to affect the sad statistic of more than 372,000 people who die from drowning accidents… Read More

MakerBot is the 3D Printing Company that Helped to Create the Coolest Cooler (Video)

Coolest Cooler

MakerBot, a 3D printing company, was a vital part of the production process in creating the Coolest Cooler.  Founded by Ryan Grepper, Coolest Cooler was the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time until it was topped by Pebble Watch earlier this year. Coolest raised… Read More

Should You Raise Capital by Equity Crowdfunding? Paul Niederer Helps You Decide

Paul Niederer in Singapore

Founder and CEO of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) Paul Niederer has tackled a persistent question: Should you use equity crowdfunding to raise capital for your company?  Niederer has created a “fundability” diagram to help potential issuers decide whether to move forward –… Read More

When to Pivot, When to Fold: What Every CEO & Investor Needs to Know

Pivot or Fold Question

The thing that excites me most about today’s crowdfinance-inspired path of capital formation is its unprecedented ability to mitigate shareholder risk and groom more productive businesses. It does this by allowing companies to gauge consumer demand and presell products prior to it outlaying any manufacturing,… Read More

Aligning Entrepreneur and Crowdinvestor Interests

An Army of Investors 2

  Crowdinvesting has contributed to the development of new organizational forms that in particular affects entrepreneur – investor relations. In this new reality, it is normal for startups to have an average of 125 investors. A potential burden for small founder teams, but also a… Read More

Understanding Today’s Capital Raising Options (Infographic)

Ben Franklin Close Up 100 hundred money dollars

They say that there is no such thing as bad press but I am not so sure that I agree with that statement. While this may be the case for the Kardashians, I don’t think the same holds true for the crowdfunding/P2P lending industries. In… Read More

A Guide to Peer to Peer Investing

I love Peer to Peer Lending P2P

This peer to peer lending guide (embedded below) is designed to introduce financial advisors, and those more financially sophisticated types, to the world of peer to peer investing. Peer to peer investing is the new hotness in the financial world. The efficiency of allocation generated by… Read More

Kickstarter Shares 96 Reward Ideas That Will Bring More Funding Success to Campaigns

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Offering up new ways for campaigns to become more successful, global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter recently unveiled its 96 Reward Ideas to help achieve funding goals. Team members, Carol Benovic and Sid Orlando, took to the platform’s blog and wrote: “Offering great rewards is one of the best ways to encourage support… Read More

Learning from the Best Kickstarter Crowdfunding Videos

Film Camera

The wildly popular Kickstarter crowdfunding platform has revolutionized project funding. More than a hundred projects have raised over a million dollars. What do the most funded Kickstarters have in common? They used video to capture people’s imagination and convinced strangers to give them money for… Read More

Crowd Investors Corner: Be on the Lookout for the Unremitting Storyteller

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Long before it has any products, employees or revenues, a company is nothing but a “story”. One that is typically narrated through an exquisitely crafted power point presentation containing seducing hockey-stick projection charts, statements of colossal market potential and the biographies of superheroes. In its… Read More