Tagged: data

Patreon Reveals “5 Data-Backed Tips To Crushing Your First Month”

Last week, crowdfunding platform Patreon unveiled its five data-backed tips to crushing your first month for campaign organizers. The website’s data science team member, Maura Church, stated: “All of this data is pulled from a correlative analysis. Who what now? Let me break it down: I looked at… Read More

Unique New Crowdfunding Research App, Krowdster, Launches to Make Crowdfunding Easy for All

Crowdfunding gets simplified today (November 19th) with the launch of Krowdster, which has been dubbed the world’s first crowdfunding analytics, research and supporter discovery tool. Taking the guess work out of decision making, campaign creation and supporter engagement, the unique Krowdster web app is powered… Read More

CEO of MD Insider Shares Details About Crowdfunding Success

With his company continuing to enjoy the success of its recent crowdfunding campaign, CEO of MD Insider, David Norris, discussed his experience with the funding method with the Wall Street Journal this week. As previously reported, the data healthcare innovator, which significantly reduces healthcare costs for employers, announced… Read More

Crowdfunding For Video Games Leveling Off: What Gives?

Joystiq’s monthy Crowdfund Bookie report is out for March, and – much like the first two months of the year – the results are less than great. The report tallies up crowdfunding statistics from Kickstarter & Indiegogo and in the video game space specifically. The… Read More

Brief: Lending Club Ceases Daily Platform-Wide Loan Origination Data Updates

Lending Club will make a change to their platform that will result in the removal of daily loan origination data across the platform. They’ll instead opt to share data on a quarterly basis. The announcement came via Lending Club’s blog… Instead of posting new issuance… Read More

Brief: Internet Of Things Companies Net $1B In Capital In 2013, Exhibit Steady Growth

A report from CB Insights shows that companies in the ever-growing “Internet of Things” space have seen an uptick in investment throughout 2013. Many of these companies have used crowdfunding as part of their capital raising and marketing strategy. Related: Kickstarter Alum SmartThings Closes $12.5 Million… Read More

CrowdCheck Releases Summary Of Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemptions

CrowdCheck has released the following comparative analysis of intrastate crowdfunding exemptions, providing a concise view of happenings in the various states that are currently considering crowdfunding exemptions. Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin are the only states to buck the $1 million annual cap on fundraising… Read More

Crowdfunding Fraud: How Big is the Threat?

Crowdfunding is exploding as a new way of attracting funding and financing for individuals, small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world. In 2013 alone the global crowdfunding industry was responsible for between $3 and $5 billion in funding. With the passage of the JOBS Act… Read More

Crowdfund Bookie: Video Game Crowdfunding Continues Cold Streak Into 2014

Joystiq’s monthly Crowdfund Bookie report is out and it isn’t pretty. For the quarter beginning in December 2013 and ending February 2014, just over $6.1 million was contributed to video game-related crowdfunding campaigns. That is down more than 50% from the $12.5 million contributed between… Read More

FundersClub’s Unrealized IRR Estimate Demonstrates Potential In Private Marketplace

FundersClub is just a little over 18 months old now. The equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors has just published its first report on unrealized net Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and the numbers are telling. First, note that FundersClub is realistic about this data;… Read More

Crowdfund Bookie: Video Game Crowdfunding Goes Cold In January (Infographic)

Joystiq’s Crowdfund Bookie report for the month of January is out, and the findings are pretty stark. Mike Suszek’s monthly breakdown of crowdfunding in video games suggests a 63% drop in funding from December to January on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The drop is largely attributed… Read More

IOSCO: P2P Lending Drives Global Investment Crowdfunding Market Over $6 Billion

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has released a working paper entitled Crowd-funding: An Infant Industry Growing Fast. It aims to provide a macro perspective of the global “financial return” or “FR” crowdfunding space. (Can we get a standardized taxonomy?!) The main takeaway from the report… Read More

By The Numbers: 2014 A Huge Year For Video Games In Crowdfunding

Kickstarter was dominant in 2013. Looking back to 2012, Kickstarter ended the year with over $320 million pledged to campaigns on the platform. After taking a look at the most recent Kickstarter statistics, they almost doubled it in 2013. We recently reported on some stats… Read More

$23 Million Raised In Six Months For Game-Related Projects

Joystiq’s Crowdfund Bookie series periodically takes a peek at crowdfunding data for game-related campaign raising money on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Today they published the latest breakdown, and it shows that 186 projects on these two platforms raised $23,914,666 from over 500,000 backers. Mighty No. 9 tops… Read More

Data On Kickstarter Success By Category, Visualized

Kevin M. Duvall allowed us to share some charts he has compiled based in part on a list of the top 50 all-time Kickstarter campaigns we compiled back in September. The aim of the data is to show how Kickstarter success stories are dispersed across… Read More

For Crowdfunding, Hiscox Data Suggests Huge Opportunity For Growth

Today business insurance provider Hiscox released their fifth annual DNA Of An Entrepreneur report. The eDNA report is a global annual study of 3,000 owners or partners in small and medium-sized businesses in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain,… Read More

Brooklyn Developer Offers Up His Personal Data on Kickstarter

Software developer Federico Zannier has data-mined himself, and now he’s raising money on Kickstarter to build an iPhone app and Chrome browser extension so that others can easily do the same. Fork over $2 to the campaign and you get a day’s worth of the 1.5 gigabytes… Read More

Attack of the Kickstarter Clones: Crowdfunding Reaches Its Tipping Point

Kickstarter is doing well. Project creators have launched 38,000 successful undertakings for $441 million in pledges since its launch four years ago. And it’s only expected to grow. So it’s no wonder that crowdfunding clones, imitators, and innovators are popping up like weeds. From the… Read More

Crowdwatch: Could Crowdfunding Save The U.S. Economy?

In its purest form, crowdfunding creates options for companies and organizations looking for ways to raise capital — a significant variable in an economy with close to 8 percent unemployment and slow GDP growth. According to the Mass Solution Crowdfunding Industry Report, these campaigns raised $2.7… Read More

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