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Zach Smith is a serial entrepreneur, having never had a “real” job his entire life. He’s always starting, selling, running, and managing businesses. Zach loves helping others turn their dreams, ideas, and inspirations into successful companies. This passion led to his creation of Funded Today, LLC, America’s most successful crowdfunding firm and largest provider of crowdfunding marketing services worldwide. Along with his Co-Founder, Thomas Alvord, he has raised over $35,000,000…and counting…for over 200 crowdfunding campaigns in just the last 18 months alone. Funded Today holds the titles on Kickstarter for the following: Most Funded Clothing Company (Baubax Travel Jacket - #4 Most Funded Project of all time, $9.1 Million Raised), Most Funded Socks (SilverAir), Most Funded Travel Bag (GoBag), Most Funded App (Yoga Time), Most Funded Watch (LunoWear Watches), 2nd Most Funded Sunglasses (The Hughes Aviators) Most Funded Smart Luggage (Trunkster $1.3 Million Raised) and he holds Top 5 “Most Funded” titles in 10+ other categories. Chances are, if you’ve seen a successful campaign on Kickstarter, Zach Smith, Thomas Alvord, and Funded Today have had something to say about it!
Zach graduated Suma Cum Laude as the Valedictorian from Weber State University’s Goddard School of Business and Economics with a business degree specializing in Accounting. Zach speaks fluent Mandarin. For two (2) years (2011 and 2014), under Zach’s leadership, Zach’s other companies received 3rd Place at the prestigious Utah Student 25 competition. Funded Today is on track to break into the Inc. 5000 for 2016 and is one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country. Zach has been featured in numerous publications including USA Today, TechCrunch, Mashable, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Author of the upcoming book "Funded" and he is also the Co-Founder of "CrowdCon Virtual", the largest virtual crowdfunding training and education summit in the world. Zach Smith splits his time in Hershey, Pennsylvania and South Ogden, Utah and he enjoys playing indoor soccer, basketball, weight lifting, reading and listening to business and self-help books, traveling the world, and working with inventors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups. To learn more about Funded Today, and to see if your project or idea qualifies for funding, apply here: http://Funded.Today/get-more-pledges/