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7.8

Customer Support


8.8

Funding from Strangers


5.8

Ease of Use


8.7

RocketHub is the world’s crowdfunding machine. The site supports a diverse funding ecosystem for art, science, business, and social projects.

Platform Type Reward, Donation
Category All
Countries of Requesters All
Countries of Givers All
Monthly Visitors 400,000
Campaign Type Keep what you Raised
Fees for Completed Campaign 4%
Fees for Partial Campaign 8%
Transaction Fees 4%
CrowdfundFusion Campaign Success Rate 11%
CrowdfundFusion Avg Amount Raised per Campaign $7,762

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    by Natasha Verma
    Apr 29,2013

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    Customer Support

    Funding from Strangers

    Ease of Use

    Success with RocketHub

    Pros

    RocketHub is user-friendly with a neat concept of "Fuelers". I enjoyed the open and very helpful communication with their staff! The analytics are also useful and easy to use.

    Cons

    Nothing - all was good.

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Film

    FUNDING GOAL:          $10,000

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $10,870

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    by Jinmas
    Jul 15,2013

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    Customer Support

    Funding from Strangers

    Ease of Use

    Rocket Hub was very simple and easy to use

    Pros

    First time using a crowd funding website and Rocket Hub was recommended through an e-mail. The site was easy to use and had no problems setting up the project. They even offer a course on how to promote your project which was helpful. They also offered a paid service to promote projects to many different types of news outlets which I didn't try. Another nice feature was being able to add new offers throughout the life of the project. You could also upload photos and videos to help promote and give credence to your project as well.

    Cons

    They only complaint I had about Rocket Hub was once my project was launched, I couldn't change the ending date or the total of the funding initially requested. (I wanted to lower the amount I was asking for but couldn't)

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Food & Drink

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $155

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    by organizedactor
    Apr 20,2013

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    RocketHub Rocks

    Pros

    RocketHub was great! Easy approval process and I love that even though I didn't raise to my full goal, I still get to keep the money I raised. They even tried to help me get there by making it a featured project for a few days. Highly recommend them.

    Cons

    The sign up process for backers is too involved. Some of my backers decided to just write me a check because they found it was too involved.

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Education

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $1,035

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    by Joe
    Apr 16,2013

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    Funding for science

    Pros

    RockHub rocks! Very helpful and responsive when unexpected problems occur, even on weekends. By far the best platform for science projects that I found (sample size of 2).

    Cons

    No problems with RocketHub but I had problems with my institution that prefers large donations and administrative oversight, the traditional funding model. In the end they decided that I had to stop the solicitation and eliminate any association between them and RocketHub. Even though “RocketHub works with hundreds of universities across the United States and the world without any difficulties and as viable expansion of traditional fundraising activities” scientists that are in large institutions may need to approach crowdfunding with caution, especially if you are the first to try it.

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Health & Environment

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $1,300

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    by kcowing
    Apr 16,2013

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    Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

    Pros

    The analytical tools were great and let us understand how people were donating and when they donated. RocketHub staff actively and enthusiastically helped promote our campaign by featuring it on their home page, tweeting, personal contacts, etc. They were an active participant in our overall effort.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report.

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Science

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $62,585

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    by Tabitha
    Apr 12,2013

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    Rockethub extended a personal hand

    Pros

    As a new business owner, sourcing capital is one of the first steps to the success of my line. Crowdfunding seemed like a natural step. It's the ideal way to raise funds if your network is wide but your pockets are empty. I co-founded a sustainable fashion line called Tabii Just. Tabii Just is made in NYC and is Zero Waste. None of the fabric used to make the clothing is tossed out. The excess is used to make shopping and makeup bags. We send the scraps to Bramcrackers Baby to be used in the stuffing of their toys. I decided on Rockethub because a friend of mine used them to raise capital for her fashion line and was successful. She connected me to one of the Rockethub's co-founders and I met with him. This personal touch meant so much to me. There is so very much to learn, in the world of business. Rockethub extended a personal hand to help me. He gave me tips to make my campaign better and was very supportive. Along the way, he would reply to emails within an hour of me sending it. He responded to each problem personally and that made a huge difference. Another reason I chose Rockethub is because of their All Or More structure. If you reach your goal, you get to keep the entire thing minus 4% for credit card processing and 4% for Rockethub. If you don't reach your goal, you still get all of the money minus 4% for credit card processing and 8% for Rockethub. This meant that I would leave the campaign with something, no matter what. Kickstarter allows you to keep the money only if you reach your goal. This is good incentive for reaching your goal but it takes an incredible amount of work to fundraise. It was worth it to at least get something out of it for me. I started at the end on November and decided that it would be good for it to run over the holidays because people wanted to give. The opposite happened. People were so busy with the holidays that some forgot about it. I got emails from people who wanted to give but forgot about it because we weren't Facebook friends (I posted daily about the campaign). Rockethub allows you to run a campaign for up to 45 days. I think anything more would just be too exhausting. I am from Trinidad so many people from my country were asking about supporting me. Rockethub was very responsive with this and enabled this through Paypal on an individual basis. In the end, I technically did not reach my goal but I kind of did. I raised $6500 of the $12500 goal through Rockethub. During this period, though, a private investor offered to loan me $10,000 with no interest. I did end up with $16500 to start my company with but the investor chose to give me a personal check as opposed to doing it through Rockethub because of the amount they would take out if it. I loved working with Rockethub and would definitely do it, again, if needed. I would recommend Rockethub to others. I was a bit surprised that I actually needed to actively beg people for money every single day. I needed to prepare from beforehand to have people ready to put money in once the campaign was live. There were days when I focused on it more than others, which was my mistake. Also, I thought there would be a point when the public would catch on and give support. That never happened. This could be because of the size of Rockethub's network or simply because my project didn't have mass appeal. I'll never know. In the end, I reached my fundraising goal and was happy to do it with Rockethub.

    Cons

    Nothing Bad

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Fashion

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       6,510

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    by Saul
    Apr 8,2013

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    Better than KickStarter

    Pros

    I've used Kickstarter in the past when there was no one else out there crowdfunding and, now that I've used Rocket Hub, I see no reason to go anywhere else. Very easy to use, the check arrived 7 days after the campaign ended, and in the end they take less of a % than Kickstarter. Kickstarter takes 7% then amazon takes a 7% vendor fee. RocketHub takes 8% if you hit your goal, 12% if you miss. Here's the key distinction, with Rocket Hub, you still get the $ if you don't hit your target, with Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. If you are looking for a less pressured solution to your crowd funding, go with RocketHub.

    Cons

    Nothing

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Music

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $4,762

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    by crowdsunite
    Mar 30,2013

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    Great site for singers

    Pros

    I found Rockethub very user friendly and their staff was there for me right away when I needed something or had a question. They also outline a clear structure and description for you during your campaign---this was my first time campaigning so I found it helpful. It is encouraging to see all the creative folks putting their hearts out there with unique projects.

    Cons

    Nothing is coming to mind as a bad experience with Rockethub. I do wonder if they do e-transfers with their payments.

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Music

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $4,075

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    by davidfix
    Mar 19,2013

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    Great Site

    Pros

    The Rocket Hub platform works well. It is sophisticated without being complex. All but one of our campaigns have been successful and even on that one we received 88% of the money we've raised. It is impressive how generous people are.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Health & Environment

    FUNDING GOAL:          $1,000

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $1,125

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    by edhellman
    Mar 5,2013

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    Excellent fundraising site!!

    Pros

    Rockethub has the best rates that I've found for fundraiser sites. Additionally, the staff that work there are super helpful and attentive. If I had an issue or question they were on top of it right away and never sent form letters. Really positive experience.

    Cons

    This site doesn't seem to get the same traffic as the other sites and not many people had heard of it before. Hopefully that will change as the staff and rate is excellent!

    CAMPAIGN CATEGORY:       Fashion

    FUNDING RECEIVED:       $5,485

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