Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding

  1. 1. Crowfunding By L.A. Lorek Silicon Hills News BlogItSA!Sponsored by Geekdom, ZippyKid and SiliconHills News
  2. 2. KickstarterKickstarter, founded in 1999, reported morethan 2.2 million people pledged a total of$319.7 million to fund 18,109 projects in 2012.
  3. 3. IndieGoGo
  4. 4. RocketHub
  5. 5. RocketHubThe average contribution on RocketHub is $75Most projects last between 30 to 45 daysThe Fundraising sweetspot is between $3,500and $35,000
  6. 6. Three Pillars to Success• 1. A great project• 2. Strong network of supporters• 3 Cool goods in exchange for a financial contribution
  7. 7. GetFunded
  8. 8. CrowdCube in the U.K.CrowdCube in the United Kingdom launched in2010 and finances, on average, $88,000 percompany.But only 7 percent of the companies seekinginvestment are successful.
  9. 9. CircleUp• CircleUp launched in mid-2012, and has already invested $7.5 million in eight deals into privately held consumer and retail companies. CircleUp, based in San Francisco, deals with accredited investors only and that’s why it’s able to do equity-based crowdfunding.
  10. 10. How to Succeed?The secret to success is to have an awesomeproject spearheaded by real people who aepassionate.
  11. 11. If You Crowdfund• Protect Yourself from Lawsuits• Make sure to incorporate your business• That places the liability on the business and not you personally in case the business or project fails.
  12. 12. Tap into Your Social Network

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