July 17, 2014

Crowdfunding is a rapidly growing industry that has gained a lot of media attention. People have raised over 1 billion dollars on Kickstarter, the most popular crowdfunding site, in just over five years. Yet something as new and innovative as crowdfunding can seem confusing to many small business owners. Without a basic understanding of the benefits of crowdfunding many are reluctant to use this simple way to gain access to funding. Thankfully for business owners, CrowdsUnite, a resource for the crowdfunding industry and the largest review site in the world, is here to educate small businesses about raising money.

The most…

July 1, 2014
CFGE Crowdfunding Conference

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Crowdfund Investment and ALT. Finance Summit . It focused primarily on the Equity, Debt, and Real Estate crowdfunding. It had a great list of speakers and likely for me the audience comprised mostly of the speakers since the event was a bit too expensive for the NYC audience. NYC is the capital of the USA if not the world but still its hard to justify charging over a few hundred dollars for any events while there are hundreds of free meetups every week.

I still had a good time at the conference and managed to…

June 26, 2014
The Crowdfunding Book

Last week I was attending a marketing conference to get tips on promoting CrowdsUnite. They had a crowdfunding panel which I decided to attend and I’m very glad that I did. I always enjoy attending crowdfunding events even if I don’t learn anything knew. I might get a better understanding of the speaker and let them know about what I do, I might event invite them to the events that I host. Also I try to talk to the people in the audience in case I can help them in their funding efforts.

As I’m sitting in the room the speaker of the event…

June 8, 2014
Global News Logo

We have had an Article page since our sites launch which has listed all of the articles from all platforms. We’ve recently updated this page and renamed it to Crowdfunding News and Tips, making it easier to use, along with adding additional functionality:

The article displays the logo of the platform that it mentions, so users can easily identify who the article is written about. We display the snapshots of the articles three per row, and the photos are displayed in the snapshot as well.
We added filtering to the left side which can be used to quickly find an article about accounting,…

June 5, 2014
Crowdfunding Industry

I have been teaching my “Introduction to Crowdfunding” class for the past half year. The class and presentation has evolved with feedback and questions from the audience. Currently the class in split into four sections:

What is Crowdfunding
Industry Stats
Describing the different types of crowdfunding types (Donation, Reward, Debt, Equity, and Royalty) and going over the top platforms in each type while covering major examples.
Tips on launching a successful campaign

As far as I know, I’m the only person teaching this kind of class. Most people in the industry focus on a particular type of funding like Reward or Equity. I cover the entire…