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Hiring a smart PR agency the best business decision for Crowdcube and Luke Lang

Hiring a smart PR agency the best business decision for Crowdcube and Luke Lang | crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Luke Lang, co-founder and chief marketing officer of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, reveals why teaming up with a boutique PR agency is his best business decision to date. (RT @ShawbrookBank: Does your #SMEs need comms help?

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the main idea of this article is: to explain what is important to raise money in crowdfunding platforms. the PR is one of the most important elements in the sale of business idea.

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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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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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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.

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Crowdfunding: putting your money where your values are

Crowdfunding: putting your money where your values are | crowdfunding | Scoop.it

As the farm behind the Archers tries to raise £1m, Mike Scott asks whether crowdfunding will continue its exponential rise or be held back by regulators


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the main idea of this article is: people who invest their money thru crowdfunding can choose where to invest it. now they can make an "ideological" investments.

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Why Crowdfunding Closes the Gender Gap

Why Crowdfunding Closes the Gender Gap | crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Women startup founders are finding much more funding on Kickstarter than from traditional VCs, in part because crowdfunding attracts more women as investors.

Via Andre Castaybert
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the main idea of this article is: crowdfunding increase the participation of women on the investing, and it provides more financing to women entrepreneurs.

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Dick’s Drive-In family leads crowdfunding for homeless kids

Dick’s Drive-In family leads crowdfunding for homeless kids | crowdfunding | Scoop.it
An effort led by Dick’s Drive-In family member Saul Spady is using online crowdfunding to raise enough money to shelter every homeless family in Seattle this winter.
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The main idea of this article is: a crowd of people can come together for a good cause and crowd funding platform make it easier.

 

 

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Why Crowdfunding is Marketing & Not Financing | From Search to Screen

Why Crowdfunding is Marketing & Not Financing | From Search to Screen | crowdfunding | Scoop.it
Reframe crowdfunding as part of the marketing plan for your indie film or video project and see what happens. Best practices outlined from this perspective.

Via Simon Staffans
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the main idea of this article is: to present a different view about the right way to use crowdfunding platforms. to use it as a marketing platform, not as a funding platform.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, November 27, 2013 11:22 AM

Good post on how to approach crowdfunding.

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Has Crowdfunding Become the Ideal Bank Loan Alternative? - CrowdClan

Has Crowdfunding Become the Ideal Bank Loan Alternative? - CrowdClan | crowdfunding | Scoop.it
With inflated interest rates, obtaining a loan may be counter-productive for new businesses, especially when crowdfunding has introduced many viable bank loan alternatives in recent years.

Since the 2008 recession, qualifying for a bank loan has been onerous task; applicants are expected to provide collateral, present established business financials, and have a healthy, sustained relationship with the bank. For emerging entrepreneurs, these qualifications are harder to satisfy. With inflated interest rates, obtaining a loan may be counter-productive for new businesses, especially when crowdfunding has introduced many viable bank loan alternatives in recent years.

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The main idea of this article is: How Crowdfunding can affect the   banking at the future

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:38 AM

Internet, social media and entrepreneurs have made a real difference. It's breaking the power or corporate structures. Crowdfunding is getting bigger all the time.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:45 AM

The sources of crowdfunding are expanding and the mention in this article that banks are trying to figure out how they could incorporate some form of crowsfunding into their business is very interesting. Where there's money there will always be people who figure out how to get their piece of the economic pie.

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Crowdfunding replaces old ways of fundraising - YouTube

Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills is a holding an online fundraiser were social media and technology is used to help raise money.

Via jean lievens
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the main idea of this video is: the crowdfunding is an updated tool for raising money but also an educative tool for the kids to be better persons as adult (by showing them a good social behaviour).  

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VisionFunder's curator insight, March 17, 2016 4:44 AM
crowd funding is generating new business opportunities for savvy business owners who tap into it early.
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Collaboration is King when it Comes to Crowdfunding - Crowdfunding Beat

Collaboration is King when it Comes to Crowdfunding - Crowdfunding Beat | crowdfunding | Scoop.it
By James Codling and Paul Moravek Co-founders of VentureFounders, Despite the economic upturn, accessing finance through traditional methods remains extrem

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the main idea of this article is: crowdfunding is every powerful tool for financials needs. but it should  be a powerful tool in areas that are not corporate financing. 

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