Crowdfunding Voice: The Voice of Crowdfunding

With the popularity of crowdfunding skyrocketing in recent years, it seems like there’s always a new channel through which to experience the industry. There’s never an end to the innovation the crowdfunding field has to offer. But imagine a place where you can learn from some of Southern California’s leading venture capitalist, financial, accounting, business planning, video, and marketing...

OurCrowd Reports a Record Year in 2014: $100M Raised for 56 Companies Since Inception

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, reported significant growth and expansion during 2014. Yesterday the company posted achievements on its blog, today more highlights were shared in a yearend summary.  In under two years, OurCrowd has established itself as a major international leading force in the equity crowdfunding industry, raising over $100M for 56 portfolio companies,...

Sony Crowdfunds Japanese Product (Again)

You’re probably thinking, “Wait, I thought you only crowdfunded when you couldn’t afford to fund the project…” Yeah, we thought so too. But Sony has surprised us by launching its second crowdfunding campaign on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake earlier this week. This time, Sony launched a campaign for a smart lock that allows you to open doors using a smartphone’s Bluetooth...

How Small Businesses Can Use Crowdfunding to Grow their Companies

One of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all time raised more than $100,000 from 160,000 supporters in six months. The project? Funding the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. The platform? Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World newspaper. The year was 1885. Pulitzer’s campaign shared many of the hallmarks of a successful crowdfunding campaign: It had an emotional pull—the statue...

IndieGoGo Launches Crowdfunding Storefront

Crowdfunding has become the go-to solution for countless startups, providing a channel for effortless marketing, campaign hosting, and engagement with prospective customers and supporters. But once the campaign ends, many crowdfunders are stumped by the question, “What now?” As usual, IndieGoGo has a solution. The San Francisco-based company released a new program called InDemand, which is essentially a storefront for...

Equity Investing Simplified

Though investors must be accredited in order to partake in equity and debt crowdfunding offerings, the beauty of crowdfunding is that they don't necessarily have to have any experience in investing. This inevitably leads to many new investors using equity crowdfunding as a means to diversify their portfolios and get into the crowdfunding/investing scene. So, for anybody who isn't an equity veteran, this article...

The A-B-Cs of Equity

We've heard the term "equity" constantly thrown around; but what is it, and how does it work in the crowdfunding sphere? Equity crowdfunding is both a specific offering and a generic term used to separate what I refer to as “gift” based crowdfunding from “market” based crowdfunding. The gift based offerings include donations and rewards crowdfunding. Market based crowdfunding consists...

SpinPadGrip: Revolutionizing Tablet Technology

It’s a detachable tablet computer handle! Or is it a tablet PC stand? No wait, it’s the versatile & innovative all-in-one SpinPadGrip tablet computer accessory! After years of R&D and product testing the team that designed SpinPadGrip is ready to bring their award winning product to market at a more affordable price for everyone and they need your help to...

Funded Today: Get Rewards For Contributing To Campaigns

A new service called Funded Today apparently gives Kickstarter backers cash-back rewards for their contributions. According to the Funded Today website, users just have to do is sign up and link their Kickstarter account to their Funded Today account. Once this is done, they receive 10 points for every $1 spent on qualifying Kickstarter projects. Every 100 points is worth...

IndieGoGo Life: The Free Personal Crowdfunding Platform

Heads up, GoFundMe. IndieGoGo’s new program, IndieGoGo Life, might just bump you off the top. Raising money for personal causes is often difficult and expensive, and few people have the time or energy to divert away from their cause towards a campaign. IndieGoGo Life, a standalone service branching off from IndieGoGo, hopes to change that with a simple, relatively painless, 8-click...