We all know how important media attention is for a new business – especially one that launches with crowdfunding. Getting press will help you drive potential backers to your campaign page, and it will also give you credibility with people who have never heard of you. Your crowdfunding campaign creates a great hook to get
Cody McLain is an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO. He founded his first company at just 15 in his parents basement. Since then Cody has gone to build and sell companies grossing in the millions within his first 10 years. He is the founder of WireFuseMedia and SupportNinja. Questions Asked: You started your company at 15,
Bogdan Constantin is the co-founder of Menguin Tuxedos, an online website that allows individuals to rent designer tuxedos for an affordable price. He is an expert in disrupting a billion dollar industry, and mastering customer acquisition, as well as scaling startups. Questions Asked: What growth metrics do you use for Menguin? (4:44) How do you
Joe Milam is an entrepreneur, investor, and renowned money manager. He is also the CEO of AngelSpan, which provides investor relations for early stage entrepreneurs. Questions Asked: What is the difference in raising money from individual angels versus angel groups? (4:29) What is the best PR/marketing startups should do that can drive customers/sales and not
I had just returned from a quick joyride in Doc Brown’s “renovated” DeLorean when I received an email from the eminent Ash Kumra, asking me to pen an article predicting the next 5 years of equity crowdfunding. The timing could not have been more perfect. As luck would have it, my travels had just taken
Andrew Thomas is an entrepreneur, crowdfunding expert, and the co-founder of SkyBell Technologies. Thomas was once a financial planner but soon realized that his passion was in tech. He created SkyBell, which is a smart video doorbell that allows individuals to see who is at their door through their smartphones, no matter where they are.
Alon Goren is an entrepreneur, fintech, and crowdfunding expert. He is the founder of 805 Startups and Crowd Invest Summit. He is also a speaker, advisor, and an investor. Questions Asked What is your morning routine like? (5:30) If I want to start a conference on campus, what are the main pieces of
Slava Rubin an entrepreneur, producer, and speaker who offers expertise in audience building and social media marketing. He is one of the co-founders of IndieGoGo, an international crowdfunding website. Questions Asked: Did IndieGoGo start out doing equity crowdfunding? (3:23) What is your best advice for a budding young college entrepreneur? (4:28) What’s your take on
Brad Yasar is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor. He is the founder of KrowdMentor, which is a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm empowering entrepreneurs to reach their funding and liquidity goals. Questions Asked: How has #equitycrowdfunding done since title III/jobs act launched? (4:46) What are the best elements for a business pitch document when presenting
Marlon Nichols is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cross Culture Ventures. Check out this exclusive interview while we were at SXSW and hear Marlon share his thoughts on diversity in entrepreneurship and more priceless advice!
One of the top growing trends in the tech world has been crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the method of funding a project or venture by raising a high volume of small amounts of money from a large number of people. This revolutionizing investment trend has touched many different industries and businesses that would otherwise not have
Investment crowdfunding, also called equity crowdfunding, Title III, or Regulation Crowdfunding, is the raising of capital online in exchange for a return on investment, is growing quickly in popularity. In the six months since it became legal, nearly $13 million has been raised. If you’re thinking about conducting an investment crowdfunding campaign, here are five