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September 4, 2015

The 4 P’s of Crowdfunding Preparation

 

When you ask a crowdfunding campaign that failed what they think they did wrong, the answer you’ll most often receive will revolve around preparation leading up to their launch. The success of the campaign is determined before it even launches. Though it may seem obvious, you want to handle as much as you can before your campaign is live, giving yourself enough time to design your crowdfunding page, prepare marketing efforts, polish your prototypes, and manage a handful of other tasks necessary to deliver a pledge-able campaign.

We’ve identified the four main areas that should have…

August 3, 2015

At first donations  CrowdFunding doesn’t seem to make much sense. Not profits have been funding themselves from the crowd for a very long time. Every time Red Cross asks you for money through mail or you get a telemarketer asking for donations, that’s a form of crowdfunding. Non-Profit industry in the U.S. is a $300 Billion market, that’s almost 10 times larger than the Venture Capital industry. Majority of that money comes from individuals supporting causes that they believe in. So you might ask what is all this buzz about crowdfunding donations.

I recently came across this article on CNN, talking about…

May 6, 2015

Our goal at CrowdsUnite is to help businesses successfully raise money online through crowdfunding. We have aggregated information from top websites, accumulated hundreds of reviews, and partnered with top professionals. We outline steps on what needs to be done to be successful and how to use our tools to get you there, but we still see too many failures. Most of the time projects launch first and then think about how to market their campaign after seeing it go nowhere. Those type of projects have no chance of succeeding. The majority of business are still very confused about crowdfunding. After…

April 25, 2015

This month we hosted Julia Maltby, Director of Campaigns at Plum Alley. Plum Alley is a reward platform for female entrepreneurs. Julia spoke about how female entrepreneurs can use their platform for raising money, and shared some interesting stats about their site.

 

This talk was given on April 16, 2015 at NYC Crowdfunding Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/NYCrowdFunding/events/221541137/

April 6, 2015

After three years of waiting after the JOBS Act, SEC finally passed title IV of the bill which is the Reg A+. Its an enhancement to the existing Reg A rules which very few companies use since it was too expensive for raising too little money. With the new rules a company may raise up to $50 Million from unacredited investors. That means that an average person can invest in private companies for the first time since the 1930s. There are some restrictions but this is a great step forward. For more information you can read the official SEC release or the…

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