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NYC Crowdfunding

April 6, 2014
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This week we hosted our very first reward based crowdfunding class. We have brought together some of the most knowledgeable crowdfunding professionals in NYC for the first time to cover everything businesses need to know to start their crowdfunding journey. The event started with crowdsunite CEO Alex Feldman giving a short overview of reward crowdfunding, a shorter version of his introductory class that he’s taught before at NYC Business Solutions. Following Alex, Alicia Hansen — who raised more than $30,000 in two crowdfunding campaigns —talked about her journey of raising funds for her nonprofit NYCSalt. Afterwards, Helen Donnelly gave a live…

March 18, 2014

This post is based from a Press Release that was done by Crowdfunding4All.
Crowdfunding4All (CF4ALL.com), the industry’s only crowd-powered project search and support network, and CrowdsUnite, the world’s largest user review site for crowdfunding platforms, today announced a partnership that will expedite the funding process for supporters and project creators alike. CrowdsUnite has added CF4ALL’s cross-platform, Crowd-powered Project Search™ bar and curated lists of trending projects to its site. This will enable its users to quickly and easily find projects that best fit their specific interests and funding goals. In addition, CrowdsUnite’s platform rankings will automatically appear on CF4ALL’s project search…

January 29, 2014

The three largest reward crowdfunding sites in the US are KickStarter(), Indiegogo(), and Rockethub(). Using the new Rating API that we recently released we can compare the ratings for each category.

Customer Support
Kickstarter:
Indiegogo:
Rockethub:

Rockethub dominates the ‘Customer Support’ category with 9.3 out of 10. This is most likely due to the smaller size of projects that are run on Rockethub allowing the company to get more involved with each project.

Funding From Strangers
KickStarter:
Indiegogo:
Rockethub:

As you might expect, KickStarter is the top of the ‘Funding From Strangers’. KickStarter has a great community of funders that keep going back to fund projects on…

January 25, 2014

I’m very excited about a new feature that we have been working on. It will allow any third-party site to include our ratings. Kickstarter vs Indiegogo vs Rockethub uses the new API and demonstrates all the functionality it can do. It’s fully customizable and will let anybody show the ratings for any platform.

 

How it works

 

Registered users will be able to see a link called “Rating API” in the top right corner of any platform profile page. Upon clicking on it, the options for the API will appear and look like this:

 

 

The widget is able to show a rating for particular…

December 25, 2013

I heard of both Pave and Upstart when they first came out in the beginning of 2012. The idea behind these businesses was ground-breaking.  Instead of investing into businesses that often fail, these sites allowed people to finance the entrepreneurs directly. In exchange, investors would receive a portion of the entrepreneur’s income for the next five to ten years. The risk for investors is lower because they get paid based on what the entrepreneurs do for the ten years, not just based on the ideas they have. Investing in the entrepreneur allows venture capitalists to diversify their portfolio with this…