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CircleUp: Equity Crowdfunding for Retail

Pure equity-based crowdfunding platform Stringent vetting process in place to ensure only high-quality products and companies are accepted Nearly $200 million raised to date for more than 150 companies Negotiated fee, commensurate with traditional investment banking CircleUp is a crowdfunding platform offering equity-based deals only. When a backer contributes funds to a CircleUp campaign, he/she […]

THE RiNG: Eric Due on Kickstarter Success [Interview]

Hello friends! Today I’m excited to bring you an interview with Eric Due – one of the cofounders of Bullz-i Inc, a company who just completed a very successful Kickstarter campaign for their new product called THE RiNG. THE RiNG is an ingenious little device that attaches to your mobile phone or other electronic device […]

Water skiing with an AirDog Drone [VIDEO]

Well guys, I just received another update from the Airdog team and it sounds like they’ve got their battery issues resolved and have replacement batteries underway. In the mean-time, they’ve taken the opportunity to make some other improvements to the drone as well — a change to the damper material to reduce vibration in cold […]

Kickstarter Stats & Campaign Success Rates

I have a technical background and LOVE statistics. I thought it would be really cool to take a look at all of the available Kickstarter stats that I could find in attempt to answer questions like: What are the chances that my Kickstarter campaign will be successful? How much money on does a Kickstarter campaign earn […]

Fundable: Equity and Rewards Crowdfunding

One of the only crowdfunding platforms to offer both rewards and Equity based campaigns Unique service fee structure with a flat monthly rate Heavy emphasis on business crowdfunding Fundable is somewhat of a hybrid crowdfunding site because it offers campaign creators the choice of either a rewards-based program similar to what you would find on […]

Indiegogo: Popular & Flexible Crowdfunding

Currently the number 2 Crowdfunding site, surpassed only by Kickstarter in terms of popularity Very few restrictions geographically or on campaign content Offers both fixed and flexible funding options Over $800 million raised for Indiegogo campaigns to date Indiegogo is the reigning number two crowdfunding site, a distant but very respectable 2nd behind industry leading Kickstarter. […]

Kickstarter: The King of Crowdfunding Sites

Easily the most popular crowdfunding site in terms of traffic and money raised Restrictive policies limit the people and campaigns that can be hosted Typical 5% service fee plus transaction costs Only allows a fixed funding model — meet your campaign target or receive nothing Kickstarter is the reigning champion of all Crowdfunding platforms both […]

GoGetFunding: Low-fee Personal Fundraising

Low 4% fee regardless of whether goal is achieved Keep it all funding model — all money kept by campaign owner regardless of whether funding target is achieved Geared towards personal fundraising and causes Option for timed, ongoing, and private campaigns At least $100 must be raised through personal efforts/sharing before campaign will be listed […]

RocketHub: Arts & Science Crowdfunding

Definited focus on arts and science projects RocketHub offers a Success school – a step by step guide to the basics, creating a campaign, running a live project, and managing funders Fees: 4% service fee if goal achieved, 8% if not. A separate 4% transaction fee applied to all funds received RocketHub (http://rockethub.com) is a […]