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Crowdfunding

12 Ways to Reach Potential Crowdfunding Participants

By | Dec 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Crowdfunding has seen the launch of some truly incredible products. However, it’s also seen the serious failure of even more, which lends prudence to the value of getting some advice on the simple process with complicated nuances. We asked twelve entrepreneur what the best way…

Opinion/Analysis

The Full Saga of Patreon’s Failed Payment Policy Change

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The time: December 6, 2017. The place: Internet creators’ inboxes everywhere. That’s when they received an email update from Patreon titled “Creators now take home exactly 95%.” In it, the popular membership platform detailed a payment policy change that would immediately become their worst…

Crowdfunding

3 Crowdfunding Myths to Understand Before Launching Your Next Campaign

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

 Successful crowdfunding campaigns yield a lot of capital, even more attention, and the confidence you need to get started in entrepreneurship. While you might think that good luck is a big driver in these campaigns, the key to success is hard work and preparation….

Crowdfunding

San Francisco

Study: Here’s Why Crowdfunding Hardware Fails

By | Oct 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whenever entrepreneurs start weighing options for investment funds, there’s one option fairly low on the list: Crowdfunding. While it’s often treated as a “proof of concept” for a product having an audience, it comes with a lengthy laundry list of cautionary tales. Now a…

Tips & How To’s

3 Crowdfunding Tips That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once upon a time if you wanted to get funding for a project you felt good about then you had to borrow money from friends or family or get a bank loan. Nowadays that’s not necessary. Today we have crowdfunding where you can potentially…

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Real Estate

San Diego

How Crowdfunding is Finding Its Way Into Real Estate

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There is a tendency to think of crowdfunding as one of the latest tools that entrepreneurs and startup companies are using to fund their projects and new endeavors. While this is a very familiar concept for those who have heard of crowdfunding, technology tools…

Crowdfunding

Denver

Tersa Steam is Bringing the Keurig Experience to In-Home Dry Cleaning

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

What if we could live in a world where you no longer had to iron clothes, wait hours for a wash cycle, or drag yourself over to the cleaners all in the name of having clean and wrinkle free clothing? Apparently the future is…

Crowdfunding

Palm Beach

Budsies Launches Crowdfunding Market for Plushies

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

Thanks to the magic of the internet, DIY or do it yourself activities have only been made easier; however, if Pinterest has taught the world anything, it’s that some things are best left to the professionals. That awesome cake you saw on TV? Yeah,…

Startups & Apps

Denmark

There’s an AR Headset for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Major tech developments always seem to propel all of society into a new word of possibilities. We might not have flying cars, but we can communicate through pocket computers, stream video anywhere, and work from home without being weird. But tech developments don’t help…

Crowdfunding

Los Angeles

7 Crowdfunding Rules That Can Boost Your Campaign

By | Aug 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Once a novelty act reserved for indie band albums and curious art projects, crowdfunding is starting to play a major role in the world of startups and new products. The appeal is obvious: crowdfunding lets creators and entrepreneurs raise money directly from their community…

Finance

San Francisco

The Basics of Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

Just over six months ago, we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. Since November 2016, we’ve launched 14 offerings, raising nearly $5M from more…

Tips & How To’s

Boulder

8 Things Founders Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

Since President Obama passed the JOBS act in 2012, we’ve been witnessing the beginning of a new movement in the U.S. – one that empowers entrepreneurs to raise money from almost anyone, anywhere. It’s a movement that removes the barriers to fundraising so that…

Indiegogo

Boston

Sleep Right with HONGi, the World’s First Truly Customizable Smart Mattress

By | May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

As an entrepreneur, you might not realize how important sleep is to your success. Despite your lack of knowledge, study after study has been conducted, showing that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your productivity. But even if you’ve finally decided to…

Blogging

3 Crowdfunding Plugins to Earn You Money Right Off Your WordPress Blog

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In 2017, websites and online publications everywhere are pivoting to a wide variety of revenue systems other than advertising. Subscriptions are top dog. Here’s how I framed it in a recent article: “Media consultants are urging businesses to use subscription models or hybrid models,…

Kickstarter

Cleveland

Parihug Let’s You Physically Connect With Anyone Around the World

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

What if you could hug anyone from anywhere in the world? With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign this week, a budding inventor and entrepreneur is taking on that challenge, all neatly packaged into a stuffed animal. Parihug (Pari for short) is a plush…

Business

Tampa

7 Tips From Tampa Bay Entrepreneurs on How to Fund a Startup

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

At any startup event, a couple questions are bound to come up: How can we hire the right people? How can we craft a healthy company culture? But the biggest by far is also the simplest. How do we pay for everything? At this week’s Tampa…

Product Launch

DC

Creator of DrinkMate Launches KickStarter To Make Your Guitar Smart

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Coming off the curtails of CES, there is a clear indicator that 2017 will be the year of refinement in the technology world. Shaun Masavage, the CEO of Edge Tech Labs, a previous Startup of the Year contender, has decided this is the best path forward as…