Ever wonder what it is like to run a live crowdfunding campaign? According to Steve Swink, the answer is that “administering a Kickstarter was seriously brutal business.” Through a lot of hard work and perseverance he secured over $100,000 for Scale on Kickstarter. The game is slated for release about a year from now.
In this story in the Baltimore Business Journal, crowdfunding alumni share revelations and success stories from their own raises on sites like Indiegogo. The tips shared here are indispensable if not a little redundant. One creator featured in the piece compares running a crowdfunding campaign to a political campaign.
This blog post by Brian Scordato explores the recent crowdfunding campaign for Coin, a card that is said to replace all of a user’s credit and debit cards with one solution. Although Scordato did end up backing the Coin campaign, he predicts future backlash for the crowdfunding space, citing the fact that many of the campaigns he has backed have shipped late and delivered underwhelming projects.
Crowdfunding in Asia has picked up steam as a topic of conversation as of late, thanks in large part to the recent World Bank Report on crowdfunding. This piece explores a handful of Hong Kong-based crowdfunding plays and aims to make some predictions on where crowdfunding is headed in the future in Asian markets.