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Bits and Pieces of
CrowdfundingMarc Nathan – 6/20/2015
1998 - 2007
2007 - 2010
2010 - 2012 2012 - 2013
2013 - PresentOctober 2014 – March 2015
About
Me
The practice of funding a project or venture
by raising many small amounts of money
from a large number of people, typical...
Digital Angels
Four Types
Funding
of
Product
Investing
Rewards
Product
Pre -
Order
Product
Investing
Equity
Investing
Pre -
Order
Equity
Rewards
Crowdfunding
Platforms
2014 Top 100
Crowdfunding Sites
1www.kickstarter.com 26www.crowdfunder.com 51www.microgiving.com 76www.appsfunder.com
2www...
JOBS ACT
& Reg A+
Raise up to $20,000,000 for Tier 1
Not limited to just “accredited investors”
No Limits on Tier 1, 10% o...
CROWDBOARDERS LLC - MCKINNEY TX
CRUDEFUNDERS PORTAL TEXAS, LLC - HOUSTON TX
EQUITYEATS TX LLC - FRISCO TX
HIVE EQUITY INC....
Houston
Crowdfunding Events
THINK FIRST EQUITY CROWDFUNDING
TOWN HALL - HOUSTON
Top Ten
Campaigns
Project Name Goal $ #
Pono Music Where Your Soul Rediscovers Music $800,000.00 $6,225,354.98 18220
Bring...
Market
% Gain
Product
YOU
Building Blocks to a
Successful Campaign
Compelling Video
Building Blocks to a
Successful Campaign
Compelling Video
Meaningful Rewards
Building Blocks to a
Successful Campaign
Compelling Video
Meaningful Rewards
Realistic Timelines
Building Blocks to a
Successful Campaign
Compelling Video
Meaningful Rewards
Realistic Timelines
Constant Communication
Painful
Lessons
9,023 backers pledged $526,125 to
help bring this project to life.
CLANG
by Neal Stephenson
F A I L
135 backers pledged $25,676 to
help bring this project to life.
Less than 12 hours from the end.
Virtuix raised a total of $3m
through crowdfunding
Lots of
Moving Parts
Product Testing ShippingPackaging
Marc Nathan
www.slideshare.net/marc1919
marc@tsquaredagency.com
Linkedin/Twitter/Skype
marc1919
Thanks!
&
Bits and Pieces of Texas Crowdfunding - Owlspark + RED Labs June 30 2015
Bits and Pieces of Texas Crowdfunding - Owlspark + RED Labs June 30 2015
Bits and Pieces of Texas Crowdfunding - Owlspark + RED Labs June 30 2015
Bits and Pieces of Texas Crowdfunding - Owlspark + RED Labs June 30 2015
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Bits and Pieces of Texas Crowdfunding - Owlspark + RED Labs June 30 2015

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Snapshot overview of the Crowdfunding landscape in Texas presented to the Rice University (Owlspark) and University of Houston (RED Labs) student business incubator in June 2015.

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Bits and Pieces of Texas Crowdfunding - Owlspark + RED Labs June 30 2015

  1. 1. Bits and Pieces of CrowdfundingMarc Nathan – 6/20/2015
  2. 2. 1998 - 2007 2007 - 2010 2010 - 2012 2012 - 2013 2013 - PresentOctober 2014 – March 2015 About Me
  3. 3. The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Crowd·fund·ing /ˈkroudˌfəndiNG/ noun
  4. 4. Digital Angels
  5. 5. Four Types Funding of
  6. 6. Product Investing
  7. 7. Rewards Product
  8. 8. Pre - Order Product
  9. 9. Investing
  10. 10. Equity Investing
  11. 11. Pre - Order Equity Rewards
  12. 12. Crowdfunding Platforms
  13. 13. 2014 Top 100 Crowdfunding Sites 1www.kickstarter.com 26www.crowdfunder.com 51www.microgiving.com 76www.appsfunder.com 2www.gofundme.com 27www.circleup.com 52www.wazoku.com 77www.artistshare.com 3www.angel.co 28www.fundanything.com 53www.flashfunders.com 78www.cMEcompete.com 4www.lendingclub.com 29www.fundrise.com 53www.give2gether.com 79www.foodstart.com 5www.fundingcircle.com 30www.seedinvest.com 54www.seedandspark.com 80www.solarmosaic.com 6www.indiegogo.com 31www.rockthepost.com 55www.fundedbyme.com 81www.alumnifinder.com 7www.quirky.com 32www.offbeatr.com 56www.sterlingfunder.com 82www.propellr.com 8www.youcaring.com 33www.wefunder.com 57www.piggybackr.com 83www.fundafeast.com 9www.justgiving.com 34www.equitynet.com 58www.pledgie.com 84www.funderhut.com 10www.giveforward.com 35www.gogetfunding.com 59www.zeczec.com 85www.massivemov.com 11www.uinvest.com.ua 36www.pozible.com 59www.launcht.com 86www.jumpstartcity.com 12www.kiva.org 37www.slated.com 60www.bolstr.com 87www.sprigster.com 13www.crowdrise.com 38www.crowdcube.com 61www.geldvoorelkaar.nl 88www.crowdhelps.com 14www.razoo.com 39www.assetavenue.com 62www.ppl.com.pt 87www.crowdfundingpays.com 15www.donorschoose.org 40www.fundraise.com 63www.icrowd.com 89www.venturehealth.com 16www.fundly.com 41www.opportunity.org 64www.peerbackers.com 90www.clickstartme.com 17www.pledgemusic.com 42www.assob.com.au 65www.banktothefuture.com 91www.techmoola.com 18www.crowdtilt.com 43www.givezooks.com 66www.invested.in 92www.fundageek.com 19www.firstgiving.com 44www.pave.com 67www.symbid.com 93www.fansnextdoor.com 20www.fundrazr.com 45www.peerform.com 68www.growvc.com 94www.ArtSpire.org 21www.magcloud.com 46www.ourcrowd.com 69www.somolend.com 95www.crowdfundingbank.com 22www.realtymogul.com 47www.pubslush.com 70www.faithlauncher.com 96www.ipledg.com 23www.ulule.com 48www.dragoninnovation.com 71www.crowdit.com 97www.dreambank.org 24www.rockethub.com 49www.appbackr.com 73www.crowdvalley.com 98www.startacure.com 25www.fundable.com 50www.crowdemand.com 74www.givetobenefit.com 99www.crowdequity.com 75www.pledgecents.com 100www.getspringboarded.com
  14. 14. JOBS ACT & Reg A+ Raise up to $20,000,000 for Tier 1 Not limited to just “accredited investors” No Limits on Tier 1, 10% on Tier 2 Advertisement & “Testing the Waters” Individual State Registration Pre-emption
  15. 15. CROWDBOARDERS LLC - MCKINNEY TX CRUDEFUNDERS PORTAL TEXAS, LLC - HOUSTON TX EQUITYEATS TX LLC - FRISCO TX HIVE EQUITY INC. dba MASSVENTURE - SAN ANTONIO TX LENDOOR LLC - DALLAS TX NEXTSEED TX LLC - HOUSTON TX TEXAS CROWDFUNDING LLC - KATY TX TRUCROWD TEXAS, INC - HOUSTON TX Texas Registered Crowdfunding Portals http://www.ssb.state.tx.us/Important_Notice/Registered_Crowdfunding_Portals.php
  16. 16. Houston Crowdfunding Events THINK FIRST EQUITY CROWDFUNDING TOWN HALL - HOUSTON
  17. 17. Top Ten Campaigns Project Name Goal $ # Pono Music Where Your Soul Rediscovers Music $800,000.00 $6,225,354.98 18220 Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child Everywhere $1,000,000.00 $5,408,916.95 105857 The Micro The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer $50,000.00 $3,401,361.08 11855 FORM 1 An affordable professional 3D printer $100,000.00 $2,945,885.21 2068 SCiO Your Sixth Sense A Pocket Molecular Sensor For All $200,000.00 $2,762,571.78 12958 Sense Know More Sleep Better $100,000.00 $2,410,741.22 19349 3Doodler The Worlds First 3D Printing Pen $30,000.00 $2,344,134.67 26457 Glyph A Mobile Personal Theater $250,000.00 $1,509,506.28 3331 ARKYD A Space Telescope for Everyone $1,000,000.00 $1,505,366.60 17614
  18. 18. Market % Gain Product YOU
  19. 19. Building Blocks to a Successful Campaign Compelling Video
  20. 20. Building Blocks to a Successful Campaign Compelling Video Meaningful Rewards
  21. 21. Building Blocks to a Successful Campaign Compelling Video Meaningful Rewards Realistic Timelines
  22. 22. Building Blocks to a Successful Campaign Compelling Video Meaningful Rewards Realistic Timelines Constant Communication
  23. 23. Painful Lessons
  24. 24. 9,023 backers pledged $526,125 to help bring this project to life. CLANG by Neal Stephenson F A I L
  25. 25. 135 backers pledged $25,676 to help bring this project to life. Less than 12 hours from the end.
  26. 26. Virtuix raised a total of $3m through crowdfunding
  27. 27. Lots of Moving Parts Product Testing ShippingPackaging
  28. 28. Marc Nathan www.slideshare.net/marc1919 marc@tsquaredagency.com Linkedin/Twitter/Skype marc1919 Thanks! &

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