Crowd Funding

Fig announces fans and investors can own a stake in Wasteland 3

Fig Publishing announced today that fans and investors can now invest in the shares they reserved in Wasteland 3, the new title coming from InXile Entertainment.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission approved Fig game shares for Wasteland 3, and that means that fans and investors alike can share in …

Game Development

Revolut is raising another £4 million through crowdfunding — but this time it's going for Seedrs

LONDON — Fast-growing fintech startup Revolut has announced plans to raise £4 million through crowdfunding at some point later this year, using the announcement as an opportunity to promote its new "Premium" product.<p>Revolut announced on Thursday that it plans to raise the sum through the Seedrs …

Startups

Thinking About Crowdfunding? 5 Keys to Bringing in Money

A proper crowdfunding campaign does more than just raise money. It's a force multiplier as you enter the marketplace.<p>Most crowdfunding advice is aimed at artists, musicians and lone gadget inventors. For those of us who run startups, crowdfunding can also be a powerful tool--but leveraging it gets …

Kickstarter

Australia finally has crowd-sourced equity funding, but there's more to do

The Senate has passed a bill to allow companies to access crowd-sourced equity (CSF). But its conditions make 99.7% of Australian companies …

Blue1647 team launches its own crowdfunding portal, BlueFund Rewards

The leaders of Blue1647 have launched their own Kickstarter-like platform to help entrepreneurs and organizations from underserved communities crowdfund their projects.<p>Three entrepreneurs began campaigns this month on the BlueFund Rewards platform, founded by Emile Cambry Jr. ⇒, co-founder of the …

Companies are queueing to use Australia's new equity crowdfunding laws

Zakir Chowdhury/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images<p>Unlisted public companies are the winners in new equity crowd funding laws which …

Australia

Equity Financing - Is It Right for Your Small Business?

There are a few different ways to raise funds for your startup. The traditional path is debt financing, which involves taking on a bank loan or …

Small Business

SEBI Touching Upon Crowd Funding Norms Yet Again

SEBI says, "Better Disclosures are the Basics of Business", though Sebi has been looking at crowdfunding for almost three years now, but been unable …

Pearachute, a business for kids, now counts their parents as investors

For inexperienced investors looking to back private companies, a business they already patronize as customers can be an attractive target.<p>Pearachute, the Chicago-based kids' activity booking platform launched last year by GiveForward founder Desiree Vargas Wrigley ⇒, found parents who use the …

Chicago

We asked 100 campaigns about their crowdfunding video. Here's what works, what doesn't and how much to spend

Crowdfunding Video Benchmark<p>We asked 100 campaigns about their crowdfunding video to learn what works, what doesn't and how much to spend.<p>If we told …

Filmmaking

5 Crowdfunding Trends That Are Here to Stay

In the past few years alone, crowdfunding campaigns that range from awe-inspiring to absolutely hilarious (think: the infamous potato salad campaign) …

Nonprofits

How to finance your next journalism project through crowdfunding

The media industry is still trying to find a sustainable business model in an era of massive changes. Legacy media outlets and newer ventures alike …

Journalism

5 Things You (Probably) Never Knew About Kickstarter

Could this small crowd-funding company be the new "growth engine of the American economy"?<p>Here's a bit of trivia for you: Over its lifetime, the …

Investing

The Real Peril Of Crowdfunding Health Care

On who gets funded — and who gets left behind.<p><b>Kati McFarland</b> is 26 years old. If you look at her YouCaring page, you can see she has a septum piercing; she wears great lipstick; she’s skilled at taking selfies. She’s currently finishing degrees in business and violin performance at the University …

Health Care

Introducing the “Women @ Republic ” Event Series

In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to share what we’ve got planned in partnership with Women 2.0, AngelList and Product Hunt.<p>Webcast: …

Startups

7 Important Considerations Before Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign

Over the past few years, I've watched, participated in, and even helped market crowdfunding campaigns of various different physical and digital …

Kickstarter

Kickstarter Flops: 4 out of 5 Tech Campaigns Fail

Kickstarter has been a successful crowdfunding platform, raising almost $2.9 billion in project pledges since 2009.<p>But for every Kickstarter campaign …

Kickstarter

Elite: Dangerous crowdfunding campaign reinstated after copyright flap

Spidermind Games’ crowdfunding campaign back in business, closes Wednesday morning.<p>After a three-week pause due to a copyright complaint, Kickstarter …

Startups

How crowdfunding could change the property game

The face of property development is undergoing a massive shift at the moment. Amid talk of property bubbles and ongoing bank restrictions, the Great …

Real Estate

The opportunity and challenge in equity crowdfunding for startups

It wasn’t long ago that investing in startups was limited to Australia’s wealthy.<p>Private equity deals (those not listed on ASX) typically required a …

Venture Capital

Understanding Crowdfunding as a Self-Publishing Option, Part 1

Asking family, friends, and even strangers for money doesn’t carry the stigma it used to. In the last few years, crowdfunding sites—where people …

Publishing

Private equity worried about effects of bad press

Australia's top private equity funds say they need to do more to counter the bad press the industry has attracted from selling assets to the public …

Australian News

What Is Equity Crowdfunding & Is It Right For You?

Part one of a 4-part series on the nitty-gritty details of actually (really) getting crowdfunded.<p>It's no secret that getting funded can be a long and difficult process. Access to capital relies on so many specific details, and at the end of the day, the more you know, the easier it is to find …

Startups

3 Industries Being Disrupted by Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is rearranging the way that entrepreneurs finance their creative endeavors, whether they're artists or engineers.<p>Crowdfunding is rearranging the way that entrepreneurs finance their creative endeavors, whether they’re artists or engineers. From bringing startups a needed capital boost …

Corporate Finance

Tiko Finally Admits Defeat, But M3D Comes to Backers' Rescue: CEO Michael Armani Tells Us What's Going Wrong with All These 3D Printer Kickstarters

Perhaps you’ve noticed a worrying trend lately – there seem to be more and more Kickstarter campaigns that succeed fantastically, raising funds that …

3D Printing

How To Raise Money From Your Users 💰

<b>“I love fundraising!”…said no one, ever.</b><p>Let’s be honest: fundraising sucks. Unless you’re a seasoned entrepreneur who has top venture capitalists on …

Startups

Big brands embrace crowdfunding for marketing purposes

<b>Crowdfunding has fast become a popular way for entrepreneurs and cash-strapped startups to raise money, but increasingly crowdfunding platforms like</b> …

Kickstarter

Sovereign funds strike out into private equity deals in bid to control costs

by Claire ​Milhench<p>Some of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds are increasingly striking their own private equity deals rather than relying on …

Australian News

What We Can Expect for Equity Crowdfunding in the Year Ahead

The final JOBS Act regulation went live in 2016, and now the market is learning how it works.<p>After many years of waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to take action, 2016 saw the final installment of the JOBS Act trilogy come to life with the introduction of Regulation …

Venture Capital

‘Apocalypse Now’ Update: Kickstarter Canceled? Own Crowdfunding Platform With $5.9M Goal Launched

The 1979 film “Apocalypse Now” is getting the video game treatment, but the people behind the adaptation really need financial help to realize the …

Game Development