The people behind BrewDog are Scottish craft beermakers who are so popular that they crowdsourced £2 million ($3.23 million) from individual fans of their beer in order to finance their brewery’s expansion. They were expected to win first prize at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s annual awards dinner, except that Diageo staff approached the event’s organizers and threatened to yank their funding of the dinner if BrewDog won.Read More →
“We believe we have something unique to offer. We spent a lot of time listening to what filmmakers wanted specifically in this type of platform — and we hope we’ve delivered that. We’re going to try to improve it every day and hope to become a helpful resource in the filmmaking community. We’ll keep listening. I’m very excited about the films that have already committed to funding with us,” Passerby CEO Todd Metheny said. “I could not be prouder of all the work our team has put in.”Read More →
Here are some of the key points that would be useful to all SciFunders:
1. Make concrete what contributions will do.
2. Shorten the video, if you can.
3. Avoid jargon.
4. Make a personal connection with the audience.
5. Reduce the amount of text in the video.
6. Improve the quality of the audio.
About $30 billion comes into venture capital firms annually from banks and large institutional investors that have routinely invested 4 percent in VCs each year over the past two decades despite the fact that the VC market has, Wilson says, underperformed as compared to the stock market during that time.
“My concern is that the venture capital industry, as it’s organized today, can only put to work $15 billion intelligently,” Wilson said. “That doesn’t mean that more money can’t be put to work intelligently. It just means that we can’t figure out a way to do it.”Read More →
Tugeza helps to attract financing for projects all over Russia that are diverse in both theme and scale: at the moment, volunteers are raising funds for a rehabilitation and education complex in Kaluga [ru] and last month helped an equine therapy center in the Pskov region [ru].
The technology on which the work of Tugeza is built is called crowdfunding [ru]: the collective collaboration of people who voluntarily pool their money or other resources (as a rule, via the Internet) in order to support the efforts of other people or organizations.Read More →
The guys over at Microfacturing are looking to create just that. By using the popular Crowdsourcing website Kickstarter, Microfacturing is looking to gain backing and support from the photo and video community to manufacture and distribute what could be a game-changing product for those of us who are looking to get into video and follow-focus mechanisms for the first time, or for those who might be looking for a small, portable system to take on location.Read More →
US Crowdfunding Exchange to Launch Equity-Based Platform that will include post-offering services and support.
The UScrowdfundingExchange.com is building its platform well beyond a basic portal–its platform will support its businesses and investors.
“We intend to concentrate on creating an exchange that will support investors and companies after the IPO, as shares sold will be restricted and there will be SEC requirements that both investors and companies will need to continue to meet over time” commented Noah Tier, USCFX spokesman. “The IPO is really just the beginning of a relationship that needs to be well managed, and we are designing our platform to efficiently facilitate and accommodate this important long-term partnership, ” Tier added.Read More →
Website devoted to providing reviews of Crowdfunding platforms and services to small businesses, not-for-profits, individuals, donors and investors with the tools needed to make informed crowdfunding decisionsRead More →
I have been searching through the many platforms looking for sustainable agriculture projects seeking donations. Is there one platform that focuses on such projects or do I have to continue searching through places like kickstarter. Specifically I am looking for projects related to directly to farming and ranching, esp. small family farms and urban garden projects.
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