The Melbourne company has launched a test of the website with three veterans, one in Virginia and two in Florida.
“We’ve been involved in social media internationally prior to starting this company, and all of us were interested in doing something domestically,” Mohler said in an interview at Sprigster’s Hibiscus Boulevard offices. “It had that attribute of solving a social problem and being a sustainable model. It’s the modern-day version of a barn raising.”Read More →
There are many different crowdfunding platforms and strategies, each with its own distinct advantages.
General-purpose sites offer exposure:
*Kickstarter is probably the best-known.
*RocketHub and IndieGoGo cover a wide range of categories – food, technology, media, and space, to name a few .
Niche crowdfunding services offer expertise :
*ArtistShare and PledgeMusic cater specifically to musicians. Meanwhile, Gambitious, which launches later this year, plans to focus on video games and Unbound applies crowdfunding to book publishing.Read More →
Ryan O’Toole created a campaign for a short film he’s shooting this summer called Albert and Sophie on the Last Day. The crowdfunding campaign wraps up May 30 and he’s looking to raise $3,000 – an achievable goal, so long as he’s willing to put in the work, says Moncton musician Denis Arsenault.Read More →
Australia-based entrepreneur Rui Rodrigues, a former venture capitalist in Europe, says the JOBS Act has a “noble mission” of removing the barriers for small businesses to raise money.
“This is accomplished by allowing multiple private investors to invest in start-ups in return for equity,” Rodrigues says.Read More →
After a 30 day campaign,Replay Games has raised a total of $673,602 via Kickstarter crowdfunding, handily beating the company’s goal of $500,000.The pledged funding came from more than 14,079 fans and it will enable the company to fuel the development of its PC and tablet game without giving up any equity ownership.
“I’m really stoked,”said Paul Trowe,founder of Replay.“Especially after one of the VCs turned us down because they didn’t want to be associated with Leisure Suit Larry.It’s such an honor.When you think you’ve seen every business model,and heard every story about publisher battles and ego fights,I’m floored, thankful,and grateful.”Read More →
CommunityLeader, Inc. announced today that it has started to accept online applications for Beta users of CampaignLeader, its comprehensive crowdfunding solution for businesses. “We have set the goal of selecting 20 qualified businesses each month to participate in our Beta launch of our CampaignLeader platform,” said Scott Bachman, CMO of CommunityLeader. “As a selected business owner, you will not only receive personal attention on how to effectively launch a successful crowdfunding campaign, you will be fully compliant and market ready to start raising capital the first day its legal to do so.”
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Crowdsourcing has taken the internet by storm over the last few years. These services give business owners access to a crowd of people who will compete to produce the best product for your project, allowing you to pick the best of the litter. They help business owners save time and radical amounts of money as well as often getting a better outcome.Read More →
“It’s used primarily for motion control time lapses in either panning or linear direction, the device can be integrated with all your existing equipment as well as DIY projects which we believe will open up a new wave of creativity for time lapse photography,” says Mr. Ben Ryan.
“It’s also been designed to be extremely easy to use so theres no need to be an expert which I believe puts it into a different category than a lot of other products out there.”Read More →
A video on Living Theater co-founder Judith Malina .Read More →
Sprowd intends to change that; rather than receiving ‘incentives’ to support start-ups,believers get paid a percentage of the turnover of the company they believe in.“You take a financial risk as a believer to help a pitcher towards his goal,so you should at least be able to profit financially if the idea turns out to be a success,”says Thijs Geerdink,founder of Sprowd.Sprowd is unique in determining a return of investment in terms of turnover,rather than profit.“Profit can be used flexibly by pitchers;you can keep profit artificially low,but that isn’t fair for believers.Turnover is solid;the accountants of BDO can verify it annually.”Read More →