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Crowdfunding Fraud at Critical Mass

Crowdfunding Fraud at Critical Mass – Without New Controls, Sector Failure is Imminent We’re going to exclude equity crowdfunding from this conversation of crowdfunding fraud at critical mass since existing government regulation and compliance is already in place as an excellent preventative mechanism when it comes to crowdfunding fraud.  Anyone running an equity crowdfunding campaign […]

The Monetary Insufficiency

The Monetary Insufficiency – What Sheldon Cooper Taught Us About Crowdfunding Reality in 60 Seconds The entire episode – as usual – is a hoot but we want to focus here at roughly the 2 minute time mark when the Kickstarter conversation comes up. You’ ll laugh. I did.  And I’m laughing again right now […]

Atari VCS Indiegogo

Atari VCS Indiegogo – A Tale of Two Cities The Atari VCS Indiegogo campaign has two distinctive camps.  Predictably we have all the fans that pledged $2 million on day one with website traffic so high Indiegogo actually crashed for the first time ever.  Equally predictable are the haters who think the Atari VCS Indiegogo […]

Denying Crowdfunding Reality

Denying Crowdfunding Reality Denying Crowdfunding Reality is perfectly illustrated in episode 14, season 5 of The ABC hit comedy The Goldbergs entitled Hail Barry. Specifically the sub-plot involving Beverly Goldberg who is in absolute denial about her new line of jackets. She thinks they’re the most epic jackets in the history of clothing.  But actually […]

Crowdfunding Success With Indiegogo

Crowdfunding Success With Indiegogo – Start on Kickstarter & Keep Going with Indiegogo As strange as it may sound, crowdfunding success with Indiegogo started for Transformer Table 2.0 on Kickstarter… Then they transferred their successful Kickstarter campaign to Indiegogo who tallied all of the earned credit and history and put them Indemand… And voila! Crowdfunding […]

Crowdfunding Success Factors

Crowdfunding Success Factors – They Work When You Use Them and You Fail if You Don’t Crowdfunding success factors in 2018 are pretty much the same they were last year.  The sad thing is, almost nobody pays attention to this so the campaign fails. The key crowdfunding success factors are: Tell a good story. Let […]

The Convergence of Crowdfunding & ICOs

Crowdfunding & ICOs are becoming the one-two punch of raising capital. Bitcoin is all ablaze hitting an all time high of $7,000+ today while making a path for crowdfunding & ICOs activities as part of a larger strategy in generating startup capital. Cryptocurrencies are disrupting global finance in much the same crowdfunding campaigns did when […]

5 Secrets to all Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have the same things in common. Be sure that your campaign has these common factors. There is a reason why so many small businesses have found huge success through crowdfunding. Just look at Pebble for example. They sold over $15 million worth of watches in just 22 days using Kickstarter. Now granted […]

The Sony Crowdfunding Fail

This Crowdfunding Fail is a Teachable Moment. Sony. One of the best known companies on earth right alongside Coca Cola, Apple and Amazon. This is a multinational corporate giant that posted $70.71 BILLION dollars in sales in the past year, has over 128,000 employees with a market cap of over $49 BILLION dollars. So naturally […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]