Tagged: tips

How To Create A Great Crowdfunding Pitch Video: Tips From Seedrs

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UK-based equity crowdfunding stalwart Seedrs has released a blog post on how to create a great crowdfunding pitch video. The post is a must-read for anyone looking to raise money via crowdfunding no matter what the model – equity, rewards or via donations. At Seedrs, we review hundreds of campaigns every month and have a… Read More

Two Similar Crowdfunding Campaigns, Two Very Different Outcomes (Or, Why Messaging Matters)

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It isn’t every day that two very similar campaigns are raising money at the same time on two of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world, but that is the case right now. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are both playing host to campaigns seeking funding for spy cameras, and at least one of those campaigns has… Read More

How Project Creators Can Combat Crowdfunding Fatigue In The Media

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In the past few months, we’ve seen a steady increase in crowdfunding emails. It seems like the hip thing to do now: 5 out of 10 emails now start with “Can you help us promote our Kickstarter campaign, so we can build this cool product!” There shouldn’t be anything wrong with that, but it is starting… Read More

Research: Here’s How Successful Crowdfunders Are Updating Their Crowd

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Most crowdfunding campaigns will fail to reach their funding goals, but that isn’t a bad thing. The crowd’s ability to vet campaigns and pick winners is just one of the many facets of “crowd wisdom.” Having said that, it helps to understand what successful campaigners do to win at the crowdfunding game. One recent study… Read More

Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 3: Bragi On The Dash & Their $2.3M (And Counting) Kickstarter Campaign

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Short of a few Google+ hiccups, Alon Goren and myself had a great conversation with Toby Martin and Arne Loermann with Bragi LLC. Bragi is the company behind The Dash, which has raised over $2.3 million on Kickstarter. For a minute there it looked like Bragi was going to be able to give Pebble a… Read More

Watch: TubeStart Talks Crowdfunding Strategy For YouTube Creators

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Yesterday YouTube-centric crowdfunding platform TubeStart held a Google Hangout discussing crowdfunding in a YouTube context. The Hangout lasted just under an hour and provided answers to a handful of relevant questions. TubeStart’s Claude Shires and Kirsten Zastrow ran the session. They provide some sobering, pragmatic advice for crowdfunders. It’s worth a watch for anyone interested… Read More

Brief: TubeStart To Host Google Hangout For YouTube Crowdfunders

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Tomorrow YouTube content creator crowdfunding platform TubeStart will begin a new weekly tradition by holding a Google Hangout. It’s called the “Weekly Crowdfunding Crash Course for YouTube Creators,” which tells you just about all you need to know. If you’re on YouTube and you’re interested in using crowdfunding to make more money from your content,… Read More

The First 24 Hours Are Everything For A Personal Crowdfunding Campaign (Infographic)

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  FundRazr has shared the following infographic highlighting the platform’s top five personal campaigns for the last six months. There are two notable lessons to be gleaned from the data… The first 24 hours are crucial – Every single one of these campaigns had raised thousands of dollars by day one, and four of five were… Read More

Lending Club’s New Stat Charts For Investors Carry Big P2P Lending Lesson

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Lending Club has announced the addition of two new statistical charts aimed at helping their investors understand trends in returns. Notably, both charts seem to actively encourage investors on Lending Club to have at least 100 notes in their portfolio for the purposes of diversification. See the new Lending Club charts here Chart one shows… Read More

Quora Roundup: Tips On Big Rewards, Glowing Plant Dangers, Github Crowdfunding & Rule 506 Strategy

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There are a bunch of interesting crowdfunding topics on Quora, so we wanted to round up a few of the best recent answers and share them here. First, how can crowdfunders use expensive rewards to find success? Some thoughts… Read Quote of Kevin Flint’s answer to What are expensive perks that worked better than expected… Read More

Why You Should Probably Never Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign URL

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Every day we scour the web for crowdfunding-related content in hopes of surfacing the most important news and tips. This small tip is exhibit A in why we do this. Sometimes the most important points aren’t made on huge news sites. On the blog Games on the Brain, Tim Harrison points out an extremely important reality some… Read More

Final Hours: Pegasus Touch Nets $650K+ Vote Of Confidence From Kickstarter Backers (Interview)

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The 3D printing marketplace is increasingly crowded, and especially as it relates to the world of crowdfunding. Formlabs, Buccaneer and others have successfully crowdfunded for 3D printers, but not all 3D printers are created equal. We first reported on the Pegasus Touch earlier this month as the innovative 3D printer was busy easily trumping a $100,00… Read More

The Single Most Important Piece Of Advice For A Small-Time Kickstarter Project

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For every Pebble or Ouya there are hundreds of smaller Kickstarter projects that fight to be recognized and garner funding. One such campaign launched this week for Yes Man Watches, watches that aim to provide a reminder to relax. Yes Man isn’t used in the context of being that guy or gal that agrees with… Read More

Research Suggests What To Say (And What Not To Say) On Kickstarter

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When launching a campaign, crowdfunders are charged with the task of convincing people – often total strangers – to give money to their project. It can be a tall order, and how project creators craft their messaging can be hugely important to the outcome of any campaign. So, what can crowdfunders say to make it… Read More

Self-publishing “No Longer A Dirty Word Thanks To Crowdfunding”

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I didn’t want to be a self-published author. Self published authors are nebbishy zeroes, secure in their own self-regard, quixotic in their efforts, shameless in their self-promotion. They are shambling ghosts of anger and resentment, ignored by the establishment and unappreciated by their peers. One of the worst things I’ve ever seen was a grunting,… Read More

WATCH: Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann On Entrepreneurship, Changing The World

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Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann sat down with Entrepreneur to share her thoughts on entrepreneurship and what Indiegogo has done to blaze the trail in the crowdfunding space. She shares some tips for entrepreneurs that give some insight into her experience. Ringelmann says that truly disruptive businesses often take a while to find traction, but entrepreneurs need… Read More

WATCH: George Takei In One Of The Best Crowdfunding Primers Ever

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If you have to watch a five minute video explaining the absolute basics of crowdfunding, please… stop what you’re doing and watch this. George Takei of Star Trek fame takes on crowdfunding basics in this episode of Takei’s Take, a YouTube video series created in partnership with AARP. It’s absolutely brilliant and rather funny. Watch below…

The Advice We Wish We Heard Before Crowdfunding On Kickstarter

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In November of 2013 my company, Motion Source Video Production, ran a Kickstarter campaign for a shoulder rig for video cameras. The campaign was very successful, with final totals leaving us at 376% funded beyond our original funding goal. In preparation for the campaign my team and I surfed the web searching for articles containing… Read More

Kickstarter Hack: If You Want Funding To End, Turn Off Your Rewards

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Is your Kickstarter taking off? Are you worried about having too many backers to answer to and too many rewards to ship? Wish Kickstarter had the option to set a funding maximum? They do… kind of. It isn’t an explicit feature of the platform, but Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler provided the following answer to the question… Read More

Infographic From GoGetFunding Shares Tips For Crowdfunding Success

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UK-based GoGetFunding examined over 12,000 campaigns and over 1.4 million data points taken from their crowdfunding platform in an effort to better educate current and future crowdfunders on how to be successful. Some interesting data from the effort includes… Campaigns with consistent marketing efforts net 180% more funding than those without The most successful campaigns… Read More