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12 Jan 2017 | Read more

Upside Racks completely smashed their Kickstarter goal and raised 140% of their goal. They’ve done an amazing job creating a brand from the ground up, with very little outside help. Sean came on the podcast to share the step-by-step process for launching his successful crowdfunding campaign. He revealed how he designed the product, ...

5 Jan 2017 | Read more

Andrea Andino is a member of the CrowdCrux community and she asked a question on the Crowdfunding Demystified podcast. I addressed her question in today’s podcast episode. Here’s what she said (paraphrased): “I recently started an Indiegogo campaign to gauge the interest in a fashion magazine. The fashion industry is struggling ...

29 Dec 2016 | Read more

You don’t have to be a savvy engineer to design a product and raise money on Kickstarter. Today’s podcast guest was able to raise over $400,000 with two successful product-based Kickstarter campaigns, and guess what? He’s not an engineer! Jake Miller launched his first Kickstarter campaign for the Duo Coffee Steeper in his late ...

22 Dec 2016 | Read more

On today’s episode of the podcast, Alif Sajan submitted a question, asking how Kickstarter’s ranking algorithm works. He asked: “Does Kickstarter’s ranking system only take affect during the beginning of a campaign? If my campaign got a bunch of pledges at once, would it be noticed by Kickstarter? It’s pretty clear that the ...

15 Dec 2016 | Read more

This team is defying the odds! Straight out of college, they raised $82,207 with their first Kickstarter campaign, despite having ZERO social media followers. Then, they went on to raise $314,54 with their second Kickstarter campaign, even though they only had a 2 week pre-launch period. Believe it or not, but they hit their goal ...

8 Dec 2016 | Read more

I first learned about Nathan Chan, the founder of Foundr Magazine when he appeared on the Smart Passive Income podcast and shared his story of building a six-figure digital magazine that’s gained the status of an AppStore top 10 ranked ‘Business & Investing’ magazine. The magazine has featured interviews with superstar entrepreneurs like ...

1 Dec 2016 | Read more

On Episode #138 of the Crowdfunding Demystified Podcast, I’ve answered a question that was submitted by Seccad of the Frasuli Books Kickstarter campaign. He’s done a lot of research and preparation work leading up to the launch of his crowdfunding campaign. He asked (paraphrased), “I’m looking to create an artistic book for ...

17 Nov 2016 | Read more

Recently, I was on a science panel where I and other panelists shared how you can harness the power of crowdfunding to help finance science research. One of the panelists was Jai Ranganathan, the cofounder and Executive Director of SciFund Challenge, a nonprofit that trains scientists as to how to use crowdfunding to support ...

10 Nov 2016 | Read more

You’re about to listen to a historic interview! Today, I spoke with a crowdfunding wizard, who has raised $7.3 million on Indiegogo with two campaigns, and $1.3 million on Kickstarter. This is Storm Sondors, the creator of the award-winning SONDORS eBike. Storm is a specialist in design and manufacturing who has launched several ...

3 Nov 2016 | Read more

Fig is a new equity crowdfunding website where you can invest in video games! As a game developer, you can raise money for a new game through a Title III, Regulation A+, or rewards-based campaign. On this podcast episode, I spoke with Justin Bailey, the founder and CEO of Fig. Justin ...