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10 May 2017 | Read more

Makey Makey is a unique circuit board that turns ordinary objects into computer controllers. This gadget was conceived by two students, Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, as a school project advised by Mitch Resnick at the MIT Media Lab. Makey Makey is created by inventors for inventors, and by ‘inventors’ they ...

8 May 2017 | Read more

Crowdfunding is a very different experience for musicians. Often times, many of the major crowdfunding successes in the media are centered around a design or technology product. If you’re trying to raise money for a concert, a debut album, or an EP, it can be super frustrating when trying to find accurate ...

5 May 2017 | Read more

On this episode of the podcast, I answered a question from a listener in the CrowdCrux community! You’re about to discover how to effectively launch a nonprofit campaign on Kickstarter, and something that you need to keep in mind if you want to get attention and funding. There are a lot of ...

3 May 2017 | Read more

It’s a super exciting time to be alive. Why? You can now invest in startups online! There are a variety of sites that you can use to invest in startups in exchange for equity. You could invest in the next Facebook, Uber, or DropBox. Some of these equity crowdfunding platforms will only allow ...

1 May 2017 | Read more

You’ve heard it time and time again… email is KING! There are a lot of ways to convert passive browsers into active Kickstarter campaign backers. Email marketing is in the top three when it comes to profitability. On this training video, I’m going to share how the best marketers grow their email lists, ...

28 Apr 2017 | Read more

Equity crowdfunding lets early stage companies raise investments from a ‘crowd’ of investors. In turn, investors get shares in startups that are not yet listed on the stock market. If the company does well, investors earn profits. This is great because it gives small innovative companies easier access to capital. They ...

27 Apr 2017 | Read more

Our guest today raised $21k in 24 hours on Kickstarter. He’s had mega success in the comic book, graphic novel, and creative categories. You better listen in, because he shared a battle-tested method that will supercharge your crowdfunding power on Kickstarter and skyrocket your fundraising meter. I’m talking about Tyler James, the host of ...

26 Apr 2017 | Read more

TubShroom is part of an innovative line of hair catchers for drains of all kinds. It was invented by Serge and Elena Karnegie, along with a team of friends and close colleagues in Glen Cove, NY. The team launched their first Kickstarter campaign for TubShroom in September 2015 and raised $59,267 ...

24 Apr 2017 | Read more

Everyone knows that GoFundMe is the biggest crowdfunding site out there for personal fundraising campaigns. I wrote about them extensively in my book, Crowdfunding Personal Expenses. I also have talked a lot about them on this blog and my YouTube channel. Now, I’d like to share with you a few alternatives that ...

21 Apr 2017 | Read more

Have you heard that Kickstarter’s Tech and Design team is looking for projects to help? “You probably know that at Kickstarter we love to celebrate great creators and great projects. But you may not know that we also put a lot of effort into finding great creators and helping them launch those projects,” said ...