Monthly Archives: July 2014

Indiegogo Crowdfunding Discount

Not an ad, but indie filmmakers who are members of the Independent Film Project in NYC get 25% off on Indiegogo campaign fees. Members and alumni of IFP have already raised more than $250,000 on the site. Note also that … Continue reading

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What Investors Really Mean…

If you’re trying to raise funding, you soon realize that you need a pretty thick skin and can’t be afraid of rejection. PandoDaily has cracked the code that we all know, but just can seem to translate (reality check in … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Using Crowdfunding

Major corporations are jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon. The Wall Street Journal profiled $7 billion (market value) semi-conductor chip maker Marvell that recently used Indiegogo to crowdfund Kinoma Create, a software and hardware tool kit that includes a Marvell chipset … Continue reading

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Crowd-Filming?

Too far? Non-profit Borscht Corp, an open-source collaborative dedicated to telling Miami stories, is attempt to crowd-film a remake of Brian DePalma’s Scarface¬†(which they note is, itself a remake of Howard Hawk’s 1932 picture of the same name) by having … Continue reading

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SEC Permits Fall Back Verification Methods

The SEC has indicated that even if you cannot use one of the safe harbors under Rule 506(c) to verify that an investor is “accredited,” other evidence could be relied upon to do so under the “principles based” verification method. … Continue reading

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Portal Execs Give Crowdfunding Advice

Several officers of the most popular film crowdfunding portals (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Seed & Spark) were herded into a room by IndieWire and gave their advice on how to manage a successful campaign, including: do a 2 minute pitch video that … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deals Shrink In Number, Increase in Size

Venture capital deals have dropped 25% in the 2nd Quarter 2014 compared to same quarter 2013, but the capital invested has increased by 40% and the median deal size has gone from $2.1 million to $5 million, a 58% increase. … Continue reading

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