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SellanApp, the crowd-funding platform for apps, has launched its own equity crowd-funding campaign simultaneously on both Symbid.com and FundedByMe.com to improve and grow its popular service. In its joint campaign on FundedByMe.com and Symbid.com SellanApp offers 17% of its equity against a total of EUR 500K in cash investments. Anyone can invest from EUR 20 and up. Next to profiting from a company ‘exit’, shareholders are offered a fixed annual interest of 5% over their investment
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo, said she is "excited" about equity crowdfunding, but her organization may not pursue the option if rules handed down by U.S. and Canadian authorities are too rigid to allow her platform to adapt its implementation or that could "stifle innovation."
Kickstarter fraudsters hawking Kobe beef jerky were just minutes away from completing the biggest-ever outright scam on the crowdfunding site last week.
Sure, the tech sectors in California and New York are bustling. But would you expect Minnesota have the third most Kickstarter-funded tech startups?
According to a trio of researchers from the University of Toronto, that's the case. Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini, and Avi Goldfarb explored crowdfunding's increasing popularity in a paper published this month. The most fascinating item from their work is a map of Americans' preferences on the sorts of Kickstarter projects they fund, state by state.
Having spent most of my life in Texas and Oklahoma, I can't help but note that Texas is frivilously engaging in mindless activity and Oklahoma is keeping its money thank you.
$2.7 Billion was raised globally through Crowdfunding platforms in 2012. And, 2013 fundraising is gaining even more momentum. CrowdCapital has plans for a Canadian launch.
It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.
Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In three years, the site has helped launch more than 95,000 projects.
Today, there are scores of crowdfunding sites. Indiegogo, Bolstr, Fundable--the list goes on. With the SEC poised to allow projects to offer equity, crowdfunding has the potential to revolutionize how entrepreneurs raise money. (For now, you have to offer some kind of reward in exchange for donations.)
But all sites are not created equal. Some specialize in nonprofits, or in certain types of products; others offer consulting services in addition to sourcing funding. In an increasingly crowded and complicated marketplace, where should you turn to fund your endeavor? Follow our map.
Startups, find your options on this great infographic. Don't forget, you will only raise money when you have excellent presentations. Check www.Business-Funding-Insider.com for information.
This Free Business Plan Template will help you get started: https://growthink.infusionsoft.com/go/freebptemplate/gt4045/
Microsoft's new "Chip In" program lets friends and family crowdfund donations toward purchasing a Windows PC for a college student.
Integrating Crowdfunding to increase sales, great idea!
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Kickstarter has just launched a new feature to let you get feedback from your friends before you submit your Kickstarter project to the Kickstarter gods. Once the project launches, all those feedback notes magically disappear.
The instrument would be used for citizen science projects and "space selfies."
Dubai: By offering equity in crowdfunded ventures, the stakes have indeed been pushed higher for investors and the businesses alike. But what would constitute a proper valuation for a business that is still in the very early stage of its operations?
Can't agree more, There are to many startups out there that value their company at a round or multiple million(s). There is a new startup wich specializes in crowdfunding valuation Equidam. They did a proper valuation for SellanApp's next seed round.
If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.
After surveying more than 350 active crowdfunding platforms, including IndieGoGo, CrowdCube, Symbid, and Gambitious (full site directory at crowdsourcing.org), and completing an in-depth analysis of market trends, research firm Massolution has identified five major crowdfunding developments for 2013 and beyond.
Check out the infographic detailing the history of using online crowdfunding to raise money for businesses, charities and community projects.
Despite coming from across the pond, this is a nice look at the evolution and beginnings of crowdfunding.
Great breakdown of the history of Crowdfunding.
Toronto - Crowdfunding should advance social welfare and the rate and direction of innovation, according to a new paper released this month by a team of economists at the University of Toronto. Professors Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb released a paper entitled “Some Simple Economics of Crowdfunding” to offer some economic insight into the pros and cons of equity crowdfunding that will be authorize under the US Jumpstart Our Businesses Startups Act.
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Ed Carter only asked for $21,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a deluxe version of “Glory to Rome,” one of several board games made by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. But there were far more board game enthusiasts willing to put money into his project than Carter expected. At the end of a 21-day funding period in the summer of 2011, more than 1,600 people had pledged $73,102. That should have made fulfilling the orders easy. Instead, that was when Carter’s nightmare started.
Mark Easley and Steve Reaser of the NC JOBS Act team write in to explain the North Carolina JOBS Act, which is currently being considered by state legislature.
What DARPA does with animal test subjects behind closed doors is one thing, but here we have something else entirely: mad-scientist kits that allow anyone at home to control the movement of a real-life cockroach. Backyard Brains, the crew behindTwitter Roach, have been selling RoboRoach sets for creating cyborg insects for some time. But today, after getting as far as they can on their own, they're seeking Kickstarter funding to improve their design and develop "educational materials" to go with it.
Thought it was a joke, can't believe kickstarter approved this project.
The role of social media in crowdfunding and the interrelation between the two, as presented at the European Commission at the first major event on the subject
Kickstars is a HTML5 template for a website which allows online sales of small stock to a huge pool of investors. This is very popular kind of business and we can see how the market grows day by day.
This release consisted with 12 HTML files. All comes with detail document, so it takes you a moment to find necessary code and edit it.
The Istanbul protesters who drew out riot police over the weekend have some overseas admirers, it seems. Inspired by the demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a handful of New York-based supporters are raising money onlinefor a full-page ad, to be placed in either The New York Times or The Washington Post.
The cast of The Hangover 3 explain the process of crowdfunding new films.
Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it has passed a major milestone: More than 100,00 projects have been launched on the crowdfunding service.
A couple of weeks ago we linked to Craig Mod’s gorgeous and thorough breakdown of his Kickstarter project Art Space Tokyo. In the post Craig sampled other popular projects on Kickstarter, and explained how their choices and outcomes affected the way he constructed his project. Craig also offers some advice on optimal pricing and project length to future project creators. We were intrigued and impressed by Craig’s research and conclusions, and we’ve now compiled data from our entire database to see how it holds up. Let’s dig in.
Experienced angel investors and angel groups have a key leadership role to play in crowdfunding. One that can be a big strategic win, if they play their cards right.