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Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico: Five Things Every Successful Crowdfunding Video Needs

http://ClickStartMe.com Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico and ClickStartMe CEO Kendall Almerico talks about crowdfunding in this series of informational c...
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Why Kickstarter and crowdfunding can’t replace traditional investors

Why Kickstarter and crowdfunding can’t replace traditional investors | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Aaron Pitman, an angel investor and founder and partner of RA Domain Capital.

If you’ve ever been to a big, rowdy concert, you’ve probably witnessed the phenomenon of crowdsurfing. This happens when a musician or fan takes a leap of faith from stage, knowing the crowd will carry them to safety. Using crowdfunding for your startup venture is much like crowdsurfing a rock concert — and also carries the same hazards that, at any moment, someone might drop you to the ground.

Still, Kickstarter success stories seem to be everywhere. The late, great teen detective television drama Veronica Mars broke all manner of Kickstarter records on its way to funding a theatrical edition. TV star and indie darling Zach Braff took to Kickstarter (not without his detractors) to fund his next independent movie. At this point, it seems like every other day celebrities and regular ol’ entrepreneurs are using the crowdfunding platform to raise needed capital.

So why shouldn’t you skip traditional investors and take your business plan straight to the people? Are traditional investors really that great when you can leverage your social networks for cash? This is the question the Kickstarter trend has inspired in a great number of entrepreneurs, who are hawking ideas from next-gen watches to artisanal sodas on the platform.

But, for startup founders looking to create a company built to last, is Kickstarter really the way to go? Here are some reasons traditional investors are still the the best bet for startup funding:

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 27, 2013 2:10 PM

Good question, I'm sure there will be a lot of controversy about this from both crowdfunders and investors alike. I am also sure that there is a future for both, how much of the market will they grab? We'll find out. The phenomenon of crowdfunding will definitely bring funding to a larger public and offer more opportunities to entrepreneurs and startups, and even investors are starting to use it on more specialized crowdfunding platforms. I don't think though that angel investors will have to worry about not finding enough investing opportunities. There are plenty of great startups out there.

shayhazan1's curator insight, December 4, 2014 3:24 PM

the main idea of this article is: to explain why traditional investors are more valued for the money raiser. they are not only investing money they are also guiding the Entrepreneur due to their own skills and knowledge.  

 

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How to Minimize Risk When Crowdfunding on Kickstarter - Mashable

How to Minimize Risk When Crowdfunding on Kickstarter - Mashable | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
How to Minimize Risk When Crowdfunding on Kickstarter Mashable To date, more than $680 million has been raised on Kickstarter, as crowdfunding becomes an increasingly viable option for startups to raise much-needed funds without the help of VCs,...
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Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch

Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Kickstarter just announced via its Twitter account that it will be opening up its crowdfunding platform for Canada-based projects as of “later this summer.” Thus far, that’s as specific as the company is getting, but anyone interested in finding out more can sign up at Kickstarter’s Canada launch page with their email and project category of interest to get an alert when things go live.

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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:10 AM
but KS wants also that ... You are a permanent US resident with a Social Security Number (or EIN). You have a US address, US bank account, and US state-issued ID (driver’s license). You have a major US credit or debit card.
Ken Taggart's comment, July 1, 2013 8:30 AM
I am a UK citizen, UK bank acc & address. But you can try this http://bit.ly/129pUyR
:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:38 AM
thanks Ken