Monthly Archives: February 2013

Beyond Kickstarter: Why One Site Shouldn’t Dominate Crowdfunding

Kickstarter’s one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit every dream, or every group of dreamers. For starters, the site requires every project to create some sort of final product, whether it be a physical object or a piece of media or a performance. This leaves many types of undertakings out in the cold.

One site to rule them all won’t apply with all the different niches and needs of people raising funds.
For the full article, visit Wired.

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Crowdfunding moves to concerts bringing big acts to small towns

New online methods are putting the fans – rather than corporate promoters and ticket sellers – back in charge.

“The potential of this new model is to reverse the touring status quo – to bring the band to the town where the fan is”

For the full article on music act crowdfunding, visit the independent.

While waiting for SEC regulations, crowdfunding leaders focus on investor education

With all of these investors that are new to investing in non-public companies, education will play a key role.

Some crowdfunding industry leaders are using the lull before the fundraising practice is publicly viable to develop educational material for people who may soon be making their first investments.

For full article, visit the Washington Post site.

Crowdsourcing using by large and small companies alike

Crowdsourcing using by large and small companies alike

Crowdopolis conference will feature crowdfunding best practices from large Fortune 500 companies to small companies.

Crowdfunding Portals Let you Sell Stock in Yourself

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Human capital contracts have been proposed by esteemed economists including Milton Friedman, who advocated them as an alternative to taking on student loans.

“People find it creepy because people in general don’t want to believe that there is a market value associated with them”

New crowdfunding portals let people with potential sell “stock” in their future. For more details, checkout the full article at The Verge.

Top 9 Advantages of Investment Crowdfunding

1. Streamlined fundraising process
2. Access to larger network of investors
3. Guidance during fundraising
4. Clear display of brand
5. Legal advantage
6. Companies can vet their investors
7. Easy access to startups
8. Streamlined investing process
9. Investment Visibility

For detail on each of these, checkout the article on Forbes.