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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 […]

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Equity Crowdfunding PR

Equity Crowdfunding PR – The Surest Way to Reach More Investors and Raise More Capital When it comes to promoting an equity crowdfunding campaign Facebook ads are all the rage.  As a result it looks like equity crowdfunding PR is taking a backseat when it comes to crowdfunding promotion  That’s tragic as so many potential […]

Attracting Equity Crowdfunding Investors

Attracting Equity Crowdfunding Investors – Whales vs. Minnows When it comes to attracting equity crowdfunding investors it’s more than just another numbers game. While determining the best path to attracting equity crowdfunding investors is steeped in math,  the bigger picture tilts towards logic. The first factor to consider is your funding goal.  The most popular […]

Equity Crowdfunding Comes of Age

Equity Crowdfunding Comes of Age

Equity Crowdfunding Comes of Age – Raising More Money and Building Bigger Companies Faster. When it comes to equity crowdfunding what a difference a few months can make.  Back in December when Bitcoin was at $20,000 and investors in cryptocurrency all together were making tons of money on an hourly and daily basis, equity crowdfunding […]

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 […]

Crowdfunding Marketing via Mobile

Crowdfunding Marketing via Mobile – The Next Big Thing in Crowdfunding Promotion Crowdfunding marketing via mobile was non-existent five years ago.  Heck, five years ago Instagram was virtually unheard of except for “only” few million users.  Nowadays, Instagram has become a colossus not just in the social media world but in the business world.  All […]

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 […]

Crowdfunding to Save Lives

Crowdfunding to Save Lives – What We Can Learn From the Recent News of Flooding Death and Destruction Crowdfunding to save lives is something not often seen but so necessary. First sub tropical storm Alberto.  Then the horrible flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland for the second time in two years and now the jilting news […]

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 […]

5 Elements of Crowdfunding Social Media Marketing Research

5 Elements of Crowdfunding Social Media Marketing Research Crowdfunding social media marketing research is an essential part of a well-formulated crowdfunding success strategy. This is especially true for first-time crowdfunders and small to medium sized businesses. Are you using social media to its fullest advantage? Do you have a well-developed social media marketing research plan […]

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 […]

Equity Crowdfunding is Getting Crushed by Cryptocoin

Equity Crowdfunding is Getting Crushed by Cryptocoin. Here’s Why.  And How to Fight Back. Equity Crowdfunding is Getting Crushed by Cryptocoin. Why? Bitcoin.  Ethererum.  Litecoin.  Cryptocurrencies are giving investors fast and easy access to some of the sexiest gains in the history of finance.  Cryptocoin like Bitcoin is dominating every sector of the news.  Case […]

Cheap Crowdfunding Promotion

Cheap Crowdfunding Promotion – The Dirty Little Secret Cheap crowdfunding promotion is like a unicorn. Too many crowdfunders are searching for cheap crowdfunding promotion and they’re wasting their time. How do we know? We tried a crowdfunding market experiment over the past two months in which we did not publish pricing for crowdfunding promotion but, […]

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 […]

Crowdfunding Publicity With Precision

Crowdfunding Publicity is an Art and a Science. This month proves it like never before. Crowdfunding publicity is never easy and this month is turning out to be the most challenging time on record. The September 2017 news cycle is the most chaotic I’ve ever seen. First there was Hurricane Harvey. Then Hurricane Irma. Then […]

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 […]