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Crowdfunding Lessons From Success

Chris Robley, a musician who crowdfunded his latest album, gives an honest assessment of what he would have done differently in his successful crowdfunding campaign, including: build in more time for the lead up to the campaign; don’t spend a … Continue reading

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Start Before They Go Live

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have one thing in common: a pre-existing network to tap for money. An article in Fast Company gives this advice: before the campaign, locate all of your and your teammates’ networks; let the networks know that you … Continue reading

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600 People In Your Crowdfunding Network?

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon? According to The Huffington Post, it’s actually 600 degrees, or supposedly there are 600 people in your network that you can tap for crowdfunding. (However, the New York Times article this article is based on … Continue reading

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How To Contact the Lead Investor

One of the hardest things to do in crowdfunding is finding a lead investor. Since all journeys start with the first step, your first step is making contact with that person. Rafe Furst has some good advice in his blog … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Know How To Start Up Without Capital

Well, duh. Crowdfunders know that the best way to start a business without capital is to have your customers pay in advance. Even the IRS has noted that “rewards” promised on Kickstarter are actually sales upon which income taxes will … Continue reading

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ABA Comments on Crowd Funding Regs

The  Federal Regulation of Securities  Committee of the Business Law  Section of  the American Bar Association sent the Securities and Exchange Commission their- comments on the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regs that included: it agrees that amounts raised using crowdfunding should … Continue reading

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Is A Crowdfunding Bubble Forming?

Is there a bubble forming in the crowdfunding platform arena? In early 2012, CrowdTilt raised over $12 million from seed and angel investors. Reportedly, it was not looking for a B round when Andreessen Horowitz and other big name VCs … Continue reading

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