Crowdfunding Blog

Crowdfunding Success Case Study

Looking for a crowdfunding success case study? Here are two of them. Shader is 400% Funded & Raised Nearly $80,000 in Just Four Days  How’d they raise so much money so fast? Among other things they hired Crowdfund Buzz. The Shader Team poured it on; they shot an excellent video, created fantastic images and did […]

Should I Do Crowdfunding?

Should I do crowdfunding? is the question we’ve been asked more often and by more people than any other since Crowdfund Buzz started in 2012. And the answer is simple – Yes. Yes you should. We’re asked this question in any number of ways which surround aspects of risk. Crowdfunding can be risky in the […]

Hitting a Crowdfunding Goal with a Network

Hitting a crowdfunding goal with a network – and only a network – is possible. Conventional wisdom dictates that hitting a crowdfunding goal happens through a convergence of multiple crowdfunding activities. Until now. See for yourself… What if I were I tell you a personal crowdfunding campaign raised over $50,000 in 12 days AND that […]

Crowdfunding Marketing Makes It Happen

Crowdfunding Marketing — The Wrong Way and the Right Way. Crowdfunding marketing is a crucial cornerstone to crowdfunding success. Without it, a crowdfunding project cannot hit its goal. With it, a startup can put itself on the map and raise a lot of money fast. What crowdfunders need to assimilate into their very souls is […]

Personal Crowdfunding Success Guide

Personal Crowdfunding Success Tips From Firsthand Experience. Background: A recent problem in my own life led me to think about personal crowdfunding as a solution. At the outset I was optimistic but as I built the campaign and loaded it with MOUNTAINS of information and documentation clearly proving my need it occurred to me before […]

Kickstarter Success the MST3K Way

Kickstarter Success is simple. Let’s see how Mystery Science Theater 3000 did it. Kickstarter success? I’ll tell you all about Kickstarter success. Today I am downloading all of the new MST3K movies. Yes I said downloading. Yes I said new. Hmmm it just occurred to me that lots and lots of people reading this blog […]

Crowdfunding Promotion is Broken

Crowdfunding Promotion IS Broken. Don’t Doubt Me. A Tale of Non-Existent Offices and the Scam Artists That Use Them. When I saw this Tuft & Needle commercial for their life changing bedding the message was delivered. I loved the quote “When we saw that the bedding industry was broken, we wouldn’t rest until we’d fixed […]

Equity Crowdfunding Public Relations

Equity Crowdfunding Public Relations is the Clear Path to Investors. Equity crowdfunding promotion is done very differently than promoting a crowdfunding campaign that is rewards-based (vis a vis Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc.) We do crowdfunding PR for both reward and equity crowdfunding campaigns so we fully understand the dynamics of each and the best crowdfunding promotion […]

Crowdfunding & Social Media

Crowdfunding & Social Media Beyond Twitter and Facebook. Planet earth knows all about Twitter and Facebook; hundreds of millions of people use them every day. Of course there’s all of the political flamewars, cute animal video clips, jokes yada yada yada. Many people promoting a crowdfunding campaign use Twitter and Facebook for crowdfunding promotion every […]

Crowdfunding the Gordon Ramsay Way

After three and a half years running Crowdfund Buzz I’ve come to one inescapable conclusion; crowdfunders fall into two categories.  The serious business professional intent on success and the amateur who has no idea what they’re doing.  What’s accelerated my own aging process and amplified my stress levels is that the first category of crowdfunder […]

Equity Crowdfunding Promotion

Raising Capital Through Crowdfunding? Put Equity Crowdfunding Promotion at the Top of Your List. Equity crowdfunding is emerging as the funding tool of choice for companies of all stripes and sizes from startups to corporations listed on stock exchanges.  We’ve seen a stumbling block for equity crowdfunders that their kissing cousins in the reward crowdfunding […]

Public Relations: Crowdfunding & Beyond

Public Relations and crowdfunding fit together hand in glove.  However, public relations fits perfectly into any venture or cause when an enterprise or endeavor wants to raise public awareness of their initiative.  Crowdfunding PR – like any form of PR – can be far more powerful than crowdfunding marketing   Just like the billboard says — […]

Episode 16: FundThis – The Crowdfunding Platform That Does it All

As quickly as crowdfunding is evolving nobody saw this coming; a new crowdfunding platform with one-stop shopping for everything a crowdfunder needs to plan, launch, promote and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. Delivering every possible service and resource a crowdfunding campaign could ever need “all under one roof” FundThis CEO Felix Hartmann just changed the […]

Crowdfunding Success Case Study

Crowdfunding Success Opens Doors and Creates Opportunities And guess what? Crowdfunding success only happens with proper, prolonged and professional crowdfunding promotion. Here’s the proof. Today I woke up at around 5 AM – just another Manic Monday.  Client emails to Australia at 7 AM. Client call at 8 AM to Israel.  Then the gym and […]

Episode 15: Crowdfunding Success Strategies

While not even an hour long, this podcast is loaded with all of the information you need to know to achieve crowdfunding success. Much more than just another “crowdfunding success tips” article you’ll find on Google, this one-on-one podcast between Howard Sherman and YOU the listener takes a deep dive on all of the most […]

Equity Crowdfunding Book Review

EQUITY CROWDFUNDING – The Complete Guide for Startups and Growing Companies Nathan Rose, a recent guest on our crowdfunding podcast, has penned the seminal book on equity crowdfunding. We’re making some history here because we’ve never published a crowdfunding book review before. There’s generally no point in doing so as nearly every crowdfunding book published […]

Crowdfunding Campaigns in 2017

Crowdfunding Campaigns In The Year Ahead – What to Expect Talk of crowdfunding campaigns on the eve of New Year’s Eve? Sure. Why not? Before you make your plans for tomorrow night or start your own new year’s eve party planning spend a few minutes seeing what’s next and new in 2017. And we’re talking […]

Episode 14: Equity Crowdfunding with Nathan Rose

Nathan Rose is a rising star in the global equity crowdfunding scene thanks to his strong financial background in investment banking cultivated during his tenure at Forsyth Barr. As founder and director of Assemble Advisory, Nathan provides consulting, training and coaching to help clients every step of the way in planning and executing an equity […]

Crowdfunding Statistics Behind the Numbers

Crowdfunding Statistics Tell a Scary Tale; 65% of Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail. But that’s not the whole story. Crowdfunding statistics can’t be taken at face value. While it’s true that numbers don’t lie, crowdfunding statistics don’t provide the whole picture. That’s because the human element can’t be measured with mathematical precision. Let’s look at Kickstarter statistics […]

Five Tips on Crowdfunding Planning

Crowdfunding Planning is the First Best Step in Achieving Crowdfunding Success. You heard all the hoopla and decoded some of the hype and decided you want to use crowdfunding to help grow your business or help your non-profit. As you proceed you need to bear in mind that crowdfunding planning shouldn’t be considered optional; it […]