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Posts in Crowdfunding

The Benefits of Crowdfunding

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

We're in a unique time period with the intersection between Internet and business. Twenty years ago, entrepreneurs wouldn't even consider building a website, but it's a foundational step in the 21st century. In more recent years, crowdfunding has proven to be one of the best methods of funding a unique idea. A crowdfund campaign raises many small amounts of money from a large number of people. Think of it as a street performer's hat for collecting tips, but in an online setting.It's a popular way to ge... read more.

Crowdfunding Boosts the US Economy

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

The growth of crowdfunding has made it clear that it’s not just a passing trend. Crowdfunding helps startup companies succeed, and successful businesses mean more jobs and income for their surrounding communities. This helps not only that particular area, but the United States as a whole, by bringing in taxes and building the economy. More businesses also mean higher income per household, which means more shopping at local stores which helps the economy.The impact of crowdfunding as a whole is nearly... read more.

What does Equity Crowdfunding Mean for your Local Economy?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

The idea of crowdfunding is funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people.  But, have you heard of equity crowdfunding yet? This kind of funding helps both the startup company as well as the investors, by giving them shares in the company profits. Equity crowdfunding is a way for anyone to become an investor in a company, no matter what your income! With this type of crowdfunding, even if you only have a few hundred dollars to invest, you can still be... read more.


By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is experiencing unbelievable growth worldwide. In the period of 2009-13, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the funding amounts was approximately 76 percent with an estimated total funding volume of $5.1bn in 2013. In geographical standings, the largest market has been North America (and mainly in the United States where the idea of crowdfunding started) with just over 60 percent of the market capacity, followed by Europe, which has almost 36 percent. Equity crowdfunding is the smallest... read more.

Successful Crowdfunding: 5 Tips to Make Your Campaign Standout

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

More than half of all crowdfunding campaigns started on the Kickstarter platform fail. Despite the risk of failure, the popularity of crowdfunding continues to rise. To be sure your campaign is successful, it is imperative that yours stands out in a saturated market. Be LikeableIt seems like common sense but it bears repeating, people will back campaigns that they feel personally invested in the success of. Ultimately, you want to create fans and supporters; you want these people to be more than mere invest... read more.

Social Media Savvy:  Tips to Increase Visibility for Your Crowdfund

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Theoretically, crowdfunding is an easy venture. You have a great idea for a project or service, you set up a campaign and you receive funds through a diverse pool of individuals. Unfortunately, you probably won’t have the luxury of kicking back with your feet up while watching money pour in once you have created your crowdfund campaign. There is an extensive amount of marketing and promoting that must be done and social media plays a critical role in crowdfunding. Done properly, social networking site... read more.

Most Popular Types of Crowdfunds

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

According to Forbes.com the crowdfunding industry grew to $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013. Crowdfunding campaigns, steadily gaining popularity, are responsible for the launch of movies, new technologies and for sizable donations to charitable organizations and social causes. There are a variety of crowdfunding types, with the following being the most popular.RewardsRewards based crowdfunding, a common type of crowdfunding for creative projects, offer incentives to donators based on funds given. Within this t... read more.

How Crowdfunding Can Launch Your Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

When the JOBS Act was signed in April 2012, it expanded the reach possibilities of crowdfunding-based investments. Entrepreneurs and investors will no longer be limited to donations or reward-based programs. Rather, they will be able to take full advantage of equity-based investing on a crowdfunding platform. This means that crowdfunding can reap all the benefits of large business investment. Investors earn equity rather than rewards, and startup companies can accept large sums from angel investment groups... read more.

Kickstart Your Investments - Tips for the Crowdfunding Investor

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the investment wave of the future. The new JOBS Act, passed in 2012, will make it possible for investors (once the SEC finalizes Title III regulations) to financially support start-up businesses without requiring a mind-boggling amount of capital. Investors will have the opportunity to earn equity on these investments regardless of the sum of money originally contributed. But with crowdfunding comes an entirely new spin on the realm of investment. Even the most seasoned financiers have new t... read more.

The Current Status of Crowdfund Investing

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding works, and just as importantly, it's here to stay. It gives everyone the opportunity to support the products, businesses, and charities that they want to succeed, and it has helped funnel billions of dollars into startups and small businesses. According to CrowdMapped, crowdfunding projects across the world raised more than $5 billion in 2013 alone. Annual growth of 90 percent isn't an outlier either; crowdfunding grew from $1.5 billion in 2011 to $2.7 billion in 2012, and 2014 is on track to m... read more.