Tagged: advice

Questions You Must Ask Before Investing in a Crowdfunded Security

Investment crowdfunding is very different from rewards-based crowdfunding. Participating in a project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo is more akin to a donation where you may (or may not) receive some sort of perk for your financial support. In investment crowdfunding, you are giving your money… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Advice: Here’s Six Tips For Surviving Your First Crowdfunding Campaign

Ready to help crowdfunding campaign organizers achieve their funding targets, Kickstarter alums Boaz Frankel and Brooke Barker, the creators of the It’s Different Every Day Calendar, unveiled six tips and tricks to help first-timer to become successful and to help organizers survive the chaos that comes… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Unveils Campaign Marketing Workbook For Project Creators

This week, Indiegogo announced the release of its new Campaign Marketing Workbook. The global crowdfunding platform stated the new workbook helps project creators organize all of the key stakeholders in their project along with set a strategy and schedule for when to reach out to them… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Releases “Spread the Word” Guide For Campaign Organizers

This week, Kickstarter offered some advice on how organizers can attract media attention towards their crowdfunding projects. The funding portal decided as release a list of ways campaigns can get noticed. The Kickstarter team stated the core question that creators have asked when they launch… Read More

Indiegogo on Communication: “Your Backers Are Investors, Treat Them That Way”

On Wednesday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo offered some key advice to campaign organizers about the importance of communication, especially after the initiative successfully secure funds and close. The Indiegogo team revealed that while campaign is finished, the most important thing for organizers to do is… Read More

Digitzs CEO Laura Wagner on Crowdfunder Success: “Equity Crowdfunding is the Only Real Option For Pre-Revenue Fundraising”

Last week, Crowdfunder sat down with CEO of Digitzs, Laura Wagner, to discuss her and her team’s recent crowdfunding success along with key advice for startups. Earlier this year, Digitzs took to the equity funding platform to raise funds with Shark Tank alum, Kevin Harrington. During its funding… Read More

Indiegogo: Here Are Five Ways to Build an Audience For Your Crowdfunding Campaign

On Thursday, Indiegogo announced five key ways organizers to build an audience for their crowdfunding campaigns. The global crowdfunding platform revealed most campaigns should have at least 30% of their goal already funded before they even launch. The website noted: “Gaining momentum and raising funds will… Read More

Kickstarter Explains Project Review Process

In order to help organizers launch their crowdfunding campaigns, Kickstarter unveiled details about its project review process. The funding portal stated the purpose of this process to make sure each project is suitable for its community.  “We check to make sure that each project falls into one… Read More

Lending Works Offers Pension Advice Post-Brexit Decision

Just a little over a week after the UK voted to depart from the European Union (EU), Lending Works offered pension advice to the country’s retirees (or soon to be) following the surprising decision. The peer-to-peer lending platform shared: “Less than a week in, and the… Read More

Brookstone Explains How to Get Crowdfunded Projects on Their Store Shelves

Chief innovative officer of Brookstone, Lauren van Heerden, recently sat down at a panel hosted by Indiegogo to discuss how campaign organizers can bring their innovative projects to the retail brand’s stores. van Heerden revealed the following tips for three consumer categories: For Healthy Lifestyle:… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Offers Up An Entrepreneurs Guide to Looking After Investors

This week, Crowdcube co-founder and CEO, Darren Westlake, revealed his very own entrepreneurs guide to looking after investors. Westlake shared: “The people who have invested in a company have a right to know how their money is being spent and have a vested interest in… Read More

Snowball Effect’s Shaun Edlin: Here’s Some Advice For Businesses Looking to Secure Funds Through Crowdfunding (Video)

  Earlier this month, Snowball Effect’s head of deal flow, Shaun Edlin, recently shared some advice on how businesses can find success through crowdfunding initiatives. During his interview with Xero Accounting Software, Edlin revealed: “Businesses are literally raising hundreds of millions of dollars through crowdfunding at the… Read More

PledgeMe Co-Founder Offers Up Advice on How to Find a New Board Member

Continuing the search for the next PledgeMe board member, co-founder of the crowdfunding platform, Anna Guenther, unveiled some pretty good advice on how other businesses can attract more members to their business. PledgeMe started searching for a new board member after Anake Goodall stepped down from… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Opens Creator Community Space “Campus” For Everyone

On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced it was opening creator community space “Campus” for everyone. “Campus” was reportedly created a year ago  and allowed creators to connect with one another through the community to ask for advice and trade insights about the creative process. The crowdfunding giant… Read More

Seedrs: “Here Are Some Additional Benefits to Using the Equity Crowdfunding Method”

This week,  Seedrs offered up some advice on how businesses (small and large) may benefit from using the equity crowdfunding method. The UK-based portal revealed that unlike other forms of financing, the funding method has a number of additional advantages for businesses. Seedrs went on… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Debunks Some Crowdfunding Myths

Crowdcube co-founder and CEO Darren Westlake recently shared his thoughts on crowdfunding, including several myths and misconceptions. While revealing the truth behind the myths, Westlake stated: “Myths exist in every aspect of business life and our industry is no different. Our job is to set… Read More

Seedrs Reveals 10 Reasons Why Some Investors Are Not Engaged With Particular Campaigns

While it seems as though some investors have learned to embrace crowdfunding, it seems others have developed reservations when it comes to using the funding method. On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs revealed 10 particular reasons why investors don’t give funds to certain campaigns. The… Read More

Jamie Laing Shares Details About Candy Kittens Creation & Offers Tips For Entrepreneurs

Earlier this week, Made in Chelsea star, Jamie Laing, sat down with AskMen to share his own advice on how to start a business. Laing previously launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 for his confectionery brand, Candy Kittens. Available in seven different flavors, Candy Kittens are gluten… Read More

Crowdcube Reveals the Importance of Investors Relations

Offering up some advice for potential and existing crowdfunding campaign organizers, Crowdcube and Eureka Communications consultant, Ariane Comstive, revealed the importance of investors relations in a new blog post. The UK-based equity crowdfunding portal and Comstive shared: “You spent a lot of time and effort… Read More

Crowdfunder UK’s Jess Ratty Offers Up Tips on Launching Crowdfunding Projects (Video)

On Tuesday, Crowdfunder UK’s marketing manager, Jess Ratty,  revealed some tips on how to launch crowdfunding projects as part of the platform’s series, Bootcamp 2016. As previously reported, the reward-based crowdfunding platform stated that Bootcamp is an intensive three-week campaign, hosted by the Crowdfunder Academy to get new… Read More