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Vovation.com Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Inventors

Austin-based Vovation.com has launched a new crowdfunding platform with a focus on consumer products. The platform was created by Conley Giles and is billed as “crowdfunding for inventors,” which puts this platform squarely in competition with upstart platforms like HWTrek and Dragon Innovation. Giles explains… Read More

The Advice We Wish We Heard Before Crowdfunding On Kickstarter

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… Read More

RockThePost Shares Highlights Of 2013: $23 Million For Startups

It was a busy 2013 for the team at crowdfunding platform RockThePost. In a recent post to their blog RockThePost shared some of the highlights of their year. Since launching the platform officially in March of 2013, the platform helped to raise over $23 million… Read More

IBISWorld Report: P2P Lending Revenues Grew 27.6% in 2013, Dwarf Other Crowdfunding Models

Market research firm IBISWorld has released a report on the P2P lending industry and there is – as expected – some pretty staggering growth in the space. The breakdown comes via 54 companies the firm tracks as being active in P2P lending. Since 2008, revenues have… Read More

FundRazr: In Crowdfunding, Are Women More Generous Than Men?

When it comes to crowdfunding, are women more generous than men? This is one of the questions the following infographic from FundRazr seeks to answer. FundRazr is a Canadian crowdfunding platform in operation since 2010. The platform shared the following stats with Crowdfund Insider and it… Read More

Roger Ebert Documentary To Premiere At Sundance, Will Live Stream For Indiegogo Backers

Life Itself is a documentary film currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. It aims to document the life and times of Roger Ebert, the beloved film critic who passed away in April of this year. RELATED | On Indiegogo: Stars Align To Crowdfund Roger Ebert Documentary “Life… Read More

Farallon Brings Crowdfunding To Established Brands

A new crowdfunding site has launched and it is geared specifically toward brands. It’s called Farallon, and it aims to amplify some of the tangential benefits of crowdfunding – namely market testing and crowdsourced feedback. Farallon founder Alex Blunk believes that niche-focused crowdfunding sites will… Read More

BackerKit Shares “Hacker’s Guide To Crowdfunding”

BackerKit is an online service aimed at streamlining the process of Kickstarter campaign fulfillment after a successful raise. The team @ BackerKit graciously shared the following post with Crowdfund Insider. The post lays out a “hacker’s guide to crowdfunding” and gives tips on things like how… Read More

Watch: Knix Wear Shares Indiegogo Success Story

Knix Wear and founder Joanna Griffiths raised over $60,000 on Indiegogo after seeking a goal of just $40,000. Indiegogo recently collaborated with Griffiths on a video detailing the company’s story and how rewards-based crowdfunding helped Griffiths grow the brand and push Knix Wear’s product into Hudson’s… Read More

Watch: Former WWE Wrestlers Respond To Angry Indiegogo Backers

Scott Hall and Aurelian Smith, Jr. are both former pro wrestlers, better known by the names Razor Ramon and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Both have fallen on hard times after long careers in pro wrestling. Hall and Roberts alike have succumbed to the ravages wrestling… Read More

Hybrid Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Relaunches With Improved Look & Feel

FundedByMe has relaunched their crowdfunding platform with an improved look and feel. The site offers both rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding models. Over the past couple of months the team has been hard at work creating a web and brand experience that is focused on our… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 12, 2013

The Guardian | The problem with anti-rape underwear AR Wear’s crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has certainly sparked a lot of controversy. Here The Guardian‘s Women’s Blog likens these anti-rape garments to a “modern-day chastity belt.” The piece goes a long way toward describing some of the vitriol… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 11, 2013

PCMag | Can Crowdfunding Give the Private Space Race a Boost? PCMag takes a look at the private space race in the context of a company called the LiftPort Group. LiftPort raised over $110,000 on Kickstarter to build a prototype with an eye toward building… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 9, 2013

Hollywood Reporter | ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Producer: What They Don’t Tell You About Crowdfunding (Guest Column) David T. Friendly’s effort to crowdfund a documentary about shoe collectors is way behind schedule, having raised just over $5,000 of a $100,000 goal on Indiegogo (Despite being flexibly funded)…. Read More

On Kickstarter: Fantagraphics Raises $120K+ In 4 Days For Comics

Kim Thompson and Gary Groth started publishing comics under Fantagraphics Books since 1976. This year tragedy struck the group. Kim Thompson was diagnosed with lung cancer and died in four short months earlier this year, which forced the company to cancel or postpone 13 titles…. Read More

Hong Kong Startups Seek To Tap Asian Crowdfunding Market

Crowdfunding has yet to take off in Asia like it has in the US, Europe and Australia. Having said that, two recent pieces of news involving Hong Kong-based crowdfunding platforms suggest that entrepreneurs are increasing their efforts at mobilizing capital in Asia via crowdfunding. These… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 26, 2013

Reuters | Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann shares her tips on entrepreneurship. She knows a bit about it having co-founded the world’s first widely-recognized rewards-based crowdfunding platform. Business News Daily | How to Benefit From New… Read More

Crowdfunding Darling Soylent Nets $1.5 Million In VC Funding

One year ago, Rob Rhinehart was a computer scientist and YC-backed entrepreneur who happened to be sick of cooking his own food. Today he’s an entrepreneur with a disruptive startup aimed at creating the perfect meal replacement drink. After netting over $1 million in a… Read More

What This Forum Thread Tells Us About Crowdfunding Consultants

Last updated 2/27/2014 @ 7:51 pm CrowdFund Buzz is one of a growing number of crowdfunding consultants to provide campaign management services to crowdfunders. As any service provider or former contractor knows, it is almost impossible to make all of your customers happy all of… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 20, 2013

[email protected]: Sliding scale income rules under Title III crowdfunding The [email protected] blog takes an interesting look at the pros and cons involved with setting yearly maximums on non-accredited investors for the purposes of Title III crowdfunding. “Implementing and verifying that the annual cap (across all… Read More

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