Tagged: interviews

William Shatner Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Publish New Book

Star Trek fans, rejoice! On Thursday (November 20th), Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, debuted his first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 for his new book, Catch Me Up. The book introduces a fresh, modern approach to teaching seniors how to leverage their lifelong skill sets to… Read More

“Bills And Brews” Funded On Kickstarter, Will Interview American Politicians Over A Beer

Bills and Brews is a new web series that aims to humanize American politicians by interviewing them in an interesting scenario, that being over a glass of beer from American craft breweries. It’s been widely-publicized that the craft brewing industry is taking off here in… Read More

Watch: Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler Talks Billion-Dollar Milestone On CBS This Morning

This morning Yancey Strickler appeared on CBS to talk about Kickstarter’s billion-dollar milestone. He provides a pretty cool retrospective at some of the great campaigns that have come from Kickstarter over the years and Kickstarter’s goals and methods as a company. Watch below…     ___________________________… Read More

Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 4 Preview: Crowdfunding Lobbyists On Capitol Hill

After covering Nick Meehan’s crazy idea to crowdfund lobbyists in the United States, I knew I wanted to have him on Inside Crowdfunding. Well, he’s agreed to be our guest this week, so click here to go RSVP for the live Google Hangout and come… Read More

Watch: CircleUp’s Ryan Caldbeck On Crowdfunding & Private Placements

CircleUp is an early starter in the world of crowdfunding and especially crowdfunding for equity, and the following video interview is an intimate look at why CircleUp was created. Co-founder Ryan Caldbeck says that the idea started with a bad panel at a trade show… Read More

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer: “There’s a bunch of people who hate the idea of what we’re doing”

Late last week, Games Industry International published an interview with DoubleFine’s Tim Schafer that discussed the studio’s recent experiences with Kickstarter at length. It’s an interesting look into the crowdfunding process from the perspective of a company that has raised millions using crowdfunding. Perhaps the most… Read More

Watch: Jonathan Sandlund Interviews Anaxago CEO Joachim Dupont

In this video interview, The Crowd Cafe’s Jonathan Sandlund interviews Joachim Dupont, CEO and Founder of Anaxago. It’s a relatively deep dive into how Anaxago operates, including a look at where the platform sources dealflow and how they curate. Anaxago also divulges that the platform… Read More

Could “The Lobby” Bring Crowdfunding To US Lobbying Efforts?

Lobbyists. Love them or hate them, they have a strong voice in the political narrative here in the United States, and sometimes the goals of a lobby do not align with the goals of the American people. According to the polls, that is precisely what… Read More

Indiegogo’s Rubin: “If you want humans to decide, go to a bank” (Video)

The rewards-based crowdfunding arms race is alive and well. In a recent interview with Bloomberg West, Bloomberg’s Emily Chang leads by pointing out that Indiegogo is the smaller of two websites currently participating in a “two-horse race,” singling out Indiegogo as the “little guy.” In… Read More

Interview: Equity Crowdfunding & Real Estate With Realty Mogul’s Jilliene Helman

Real estate is a huge driver of growth in the crowdfunding space, and it plays an important role in furthering crowdfunding’s exposure in the global narrative. Real estate investing can provide a nice balance of safety and return, and these investments are backed by tangible… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Rubin: Equity Has “Chance To Be Major Part Of Our Business”

We recently had a chance to interview Indiegogo CEO and co-founder Slava Rubin. We asked him about the SEC’s recently-proposed crowdfunding rules, how they may affect Indiegogo’s propensity to enter the equity space in the future and where Rubin and his team sees their platform… Read More

The Future of Raising Capital: An Interview With Douglas Ellenoff

Douglas Ellenoff of EGS, LLP, on the Making of the New Crowdfunding Law By David Drake The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, had six underlying bills and Title III is about crowdfunding. The Crowdfunding Bill was… Read More

Spoiler Alert: New Veronica Mars Footage, Interviews Released

Rob Thomas and the team behind the new Veronica Mars film have released four minutes of interviews and footage on the new movie. The movie made headlines after raising over $5 million on Kickstarter. The campaign closed in April of this year.

Interview: Crowdentials Comments On SEC Proposed Rules

Crowdentials is a service provider that “provides a suite of automated, regulatory compliance solutions” for investors and issuers. We recently caught up with Rohan Kusre, COO and co-founder of Crowdentials, to get his thoughts on the recently proposed rules out of the SEC. Crowdfund Insider:… Read More

WATCH: David Weild Interviewed In Advance Of CfPA Forum Keynote

As we previously reported, the CfPA’s annual Crowd Investing Forum will take place starting tomorrow, August 8th in Orlando. David Weild will be keynoting the first day of the event, and in advance of the event Devin Thorpe of Forbes sat down to interview Weild…. Read More

Spike Lee On Trish Regan: “It Backfired And It Backfired On CNBC”

Spike Lee is making headlines again regarding his currently-running campaign on Kickstarter. Yesterday he was interviewed by BET and one of the subjects at hand was his recent tiff with CNBC pundit Trish Regan, who led an interview with Lee by alluding to criticisms he… Read More

WATCH: Spike Lee Slams Trish Regan Over Kickstarter Campaign

Spike Lee is quickly becoming one of the most outspoken advocates of crowdfunding in recent memory, lambasting any reporter or pundit that dares to heap criticism on the director for using Kickstarter to fund his next feature film. The latest to draw Lee’s ire? Trish… Read More

HealthiosXchange: Equity Crowdfunding For The Health Care Sector

HealthiosXchange is a crowdfunding platform launching this month that focuses on the health care industry. It’s no secret that the health care industry is an important one here in the states. According to the US Census, the US health care sector as a whole garnered… Read More

Spike Lee: Kickstarter Co-Founders Warned Me About Catching Flack

It has become a rite of passage: celebrities that use Kickstarter  and crowdfunding in general will eventually be the subject of some number of articles asking if they’re ruining the platform, and then those same celebrities will be asked to offer their opinion on the matter…. Read More

WATCH: An Interview With Kickstarter Co-Founder Perry Chen

Time is valuable, and trust that I wouldn’t say this if I weren’t serious: This is a must-watch video. Why? It isn’t every day you see Perry Chen speaking this candidly about Kickstarter’s ethos and history. Better yet, it isn’t every day you see Michael… Read More