The Crowdfunding Bible

How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game Or Project

Author: Self Help,Health & Mind

Publisher: Popular Books Publishing

ISBN: 1105726282

Category: Self-Help

Page: 90

View: 1131

This Book comes highly recommended and its one youll really enjoy.

The Crowdfunding Revolution: How to Raise Venture Capital Using Social Media

Author: Kevin Lawton,Dan Marom

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071790462

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9782

THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW METHOD FOR RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS “The declaration of independence for our industry!” —MAT DELLORSO, WealthForge Inc. “The Crowdfunding Revolution should be on the mandatory reading list for everybody active in the industry or for everyone who’s planning to be.” —CROWDFUND NEWS “Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom have done a great job. . . . A must-read for everybody entering the field of crowdfunding!”—GIJSBERT KOREN, Smarter Money “We recommend this book highly to anyone who is fascinated by this new methodology for funding projects and endeavors. . . . A wonderful read.” —BRIAN MEECE, RocketHub “Read this book if you want to catch the next wave!” —FRED BRYANT, WealthForge Inc. “A must-read for anyone interested in the early stage funding process.” —MANDAR KULKARNI, pluggd.in “The Crowdfunding Revolution offers fundraising inspiration for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.” —BUSINESS2COMMUNITY “The Crowdfunding Revolution offers fundraising inspiration for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.” —SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS YOUR POOL OF INVESTORS JUST INCREASED BY 2 BILLION . . . Since the day the first human being approached a prospective investor, the province of capital allocation has been controlled by a small and entrenched minority. All this has changed. Now, the power of the Internet—particularly social media—enables anyone to connect with more investors in less time than it used to take to connect with one. The investing pool is open, everyone is in—and The Crowdfunding Revolution shows how to get to the forefront of the new world of venture financing. This groundbreaking guide explains how the explosive growth of connectivity is obviating human-to-human networks and centralized planning of capital allocation—and describes how crowdfunding can be used to tap into a “collective intelligence” for far superior results. Providing a wealth of information that will make your crowdfunding efforts more efficient and productive, the book is organized into three thematic sections: THE ROAD HERE: A thorough overview of what crowdfunding is—and how and why this radical new approach is replacing traditional means of venture financing THE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN: Proven methods for marketing to the crowd, setting clear objectives, building a crowdfunding team, and communicating in a way that inspires action THE ROAD AHEAD: The crowdfunding ecosystem, intellectual property issues, mining collective IQ, new investment models, and regulations More than 2 billion people globally are now active online—and that number is guaranteed to grow at an extraordinary rate. The Crowdfunding Revolution explains all the ins and outs of raising investment capital by using social media and new technologies to draw small sums of money from an almost countless number of sources. Organic. Transparent. Decentralized. This is crowdfunding. This is the future. Read The Crowdfunding Revolution and become the first expert in your crowd on this radical new approach poised to supplant age-old venture financing methods.

The Inventor's Bible

How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas

Author: Ronald Louis Docie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 3647

The definitive guide for inventors, newly updated with the latest patenting laws, information on crowdfunding, and online resources. The path to success is clearer than it's ever been! Thanks to experienced inventor Ronald Docie, the process of commercializing your invention and receiving royalties is no longer complicated. The Inventor's Bible is an in-depth how-to manual for both beginners and skilled entrepreneurs alike that helps you develop a realistic, workable plan, research your market, target potential business partners, and strike a good deal for your inventions. It tackles vital concerns, such as: What is my invention worth? What steps should I take first? Is free government help available? Who can I trust, and how can I keep from getting ripped off? Revised to reflect recent changes and innovations, this fourth edition includes: - Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing - Open Innovation - Free Patenting Help - New U.S. Patent Laws - America Invents Act - Online Help for Inventors Features the PATENT AND NEW PRODUCT MARKETING WORKBOOK that takes you step-by-step through: - Patenting - Selecting Manufacturers - Finding the Best Markets - Developing a Strategy - Presenting Your Invention to Companies - Negotiating the Best Deal With The Inventor's Bible, your dream can become the world's next great invention.

A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide

Build a Better Business by Building Community

Author: Jamey Stegmaier

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626564094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 6049

More Than Money Jamey Stegmaier knows crowdfunding. He's a veteran of seven successful Kickstarter campaigns (and counting) that have raised over $1.4 million, and he's the proprietor of the widely read Kickstarter Lessons blog. In this book he offers a comprehensive guide to crowdfunding, demonstrating that it can be a powerful way for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by building community and putting their customers first. This book includes over forty stories of inspiring successes and sobering disasters. Stegmaier uses these examples to demonstrate how to (and how not to) prepare for a campaign, grow a fan base, structure a pitch, find new backers, and execute many other crucially important “nuts and bolts” elements of a successful crowdfunding project. But Stegmaier emphasizes that the benefits of crowdfunding are much more about the “crowd” than the “funding.” He shows that if you treat your backers as people, not pocketbooks—communicate regularly and transparently with them, ask their opinions, attend to their needs—they'll become advocates as well as funders, exponentially increasing your project's chances of succeeding.

Small Satellites

Regulatory Challenges and Chances

Author: Irmgard Marboe

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004312234

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 9055

Small Satellites – Regulatory Challenges and Chances edited by Irmgard Marboe addresses the booming phenomenon of small satellites. It shows the importance of existing rules and regulations to ensure the safe and responsible use of outer space by universities, start-ups and governments.

CrowdFund Your StartUp!

Raising Venture Capital Using New CrowdFunding Techniques

Author: Rupert Hart

Publisher: Cordanobelo

ISBN: 9780615632643

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 122

View: 5511

Fully updated in February 2014, this is the definitive book on equity crowdfunding for startups ie. selling shares in your company using Title III of the JOBS Act. Raising venture capital has become easier, with the passage of the JOBS Act. It's new, it's different, and it's big! The SEC is about to release its final restrictions over the next two months - so now is the time to get on-board. Selling shares in your startup through CrowdFunding is a big deal. It's going to totally change the whole way venture capital is raised. CrowdFunding has been used for causes and projects, but the new Act allowing you to crowdfund your startup takes it to a whole new level. This book is for entrepreneurs to quickly understand what they need to know and where to find it. It's more than about using KickStarter or IndieGoGo to collect the cash. You need to set up a real company with real customers and real cashflow. This book covers what you need to do to make crowdfunding your startup a success. The book has 5 sections: 1. How Crowdfunding Works for Startups. After a quick explanation of how crowdfunding came to be, the book looks at how crowdfunding fits into the field of venture capital. Then it addresses how the JOBS Act has changed things, with a detailed commentary on the 10 most important changes. The chapter ends with suggestions for where crowdfunding would be best used, and perhaps not so well suited. 2. Setting up a Company Worth Funding. You have to get the dogs to eat the dog food (i.e. will customers buy?), and you have to do it better than the competition. Investors expect you to make money. You can't wait forever; you have to lift off quickly. And you need to get the boring stuff, like legal documents and company status, right. 3. Raising the cash. Making the company attractive to investors - means understanding how crowdfunding works for them. Then readers are taken through the critical part of putting a value on the company and pricing its shares. Get this wrong and you will work for years for nothing, or you won't get funded. Then you have to build trust, reach investors and collect the money! 4. You have the cash - now what? Well, now you have the money, you have to perform and build all that value your promised! You are going to have to spend a lot of time talking to investors. Since few companies raise all they need the first round, you have to spend time looking for investors for the second round. And then, critically, for your investors, you will have to reach the liquidity event, when investors can cash out.5. The Future of Crowdfunding for StartUps. It could all go horribly wrong (but we don't think so) and you need to be ready to answer criticisms. Here the book helps you figure out what to say. The book then speculates on the possible bright future for crowdfunding for startups. It is all so new that many possibilities are opening up. It makes sense to see them before others do. The full text of the JOBS Act and the CROWDFUND Act are appended. Rupert Hart is uniquely positioned to write this book, with experience in venture finance and running, startups. He worked with Hermann Hauser, founder of ARM, the company that designs the chips for the iPhone. He worked with IDEO on new ventures. He helped set up E*Trade UK. He has run several startups. He is the author of "Recession Storming: Thriving in Downturns through Superior Marketing, Pricing and Product Strategies" which was #1 in books to do with "Recession" on Amazon.com for 3 years. He has appeared in the International Herald Tribune and BBC TV's Business Breakfast. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, one of the world's top business schools.This is the book to buy!Please note that the SEC is still weighing in on some aspects of the JOBS Act, restricting certain aspects; Please check www.sec.gov for latest rulings. You are advised to take legal advice before starting your crowdfunding campaign.

The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital: Inside Secrets From the Leaders in the Startup Game

Author: Andrew Romans

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071830367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 618

40 leading venture capitalists come together to teach entrepreneurs how to succeed with their startup The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital is packed with invaluable advice about how to raise angel and venture capital funding, how to build value in a startup, and how to exit a company with maximum value for both founders and investors. It guides entrepreneurs through every step in an entrepreneurial venture from the legalities of raising initial capital to knowing when to change tactics. Andrew Romans is the co-founder and general partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in privately held technology companies and enables its investors to co-invest along side the fund on a deal-by-deal basis via innovative sidecar funds right up to IPO or M&A exit. Romans is also the founder and general partner of The Founders Club, a venture capital equity exchange fund and investor in later stage liquidity transactions.

Strategic Approaches to Successful Crowdfunding

Author: Assadi, Djamchid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466696052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 1713

The integration of technology into entrepreneurial initiatives has led to the use of online communities to raise funds for projects and ventures. Through the use of social media platforms and the social web, crowdfunding has provided an innovative, large-scale fundraising solution for both personal and professional initiatives. Strategic Approaches to Successful Crowdfunding brings together a collection of research-based chapters relating to the use of the social web to raise funds and provide financial support for start-up companies, individual pursuits, and philanthropic endeavors. Focusing on a diverse set of topics relating to e-commerce, capital investment, peer-to-peer lending, digital philanthropy, and virtual communities, this timely publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, professionals, and graduate students interested in understanding the dynamics, best practices, and managerial solutions for drawing funds and financial support from online communities.

Online Crowdfunding Platforms

Developing Concepts for Supportive Instruments Beyond the Funding Phase

Author: Martha Damus

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844287361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 116

View: 1030

Martha Damus gives valueable feedback on how crowdfunding platform support projects.

How To Use Crowdfunding

Author: Julian Costley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509814523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8348

Crowdfunding is the springboard your project needs. From theatre to virtual reality headsets, small businesses to international corporations, crowdfunding has helped entrepreneurs and project leaders across the world to raise money, build their customer bases and prove that there is a market for their product. how to: use crowdfunding gives you the guidance and advice you need, taking you step by step all the way from planning your crowdfunding campaign to getting the money in the bank. Entrepreneur Julian Costley shares key tips to make your campaign a roaring success, and includes the essential facts on company and regulatory law, tax and risk.

Called to Create

A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk

Author: Jordan Raynor

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493409328

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1131

We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world. One way we do that is by continuing his creative work. In this energizing book, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives reimagine our work as service to God and others, addressing such penetrating questions as - Is my work as a creative really as God-honoring as that of a pastor or missionary? - What does it look like to create not to make a name for myself but to glorify God and serve others? - How can I use my work to fulfill Jesus's command to create disciples? - Will what I make today matter in eternity? Perfectly poised to reach today's growing creative class, this unique work restores God's position as the first entrepreneur, helping readers see the eternal value in the work they do today.

Archetypes of Crowdfunding Platforms

A Multidimensional Comparison

Author: Florian Danmayr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3658045590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 117

View: 4618

Currently, a new potential paragon of fundraising and financing, in particular crowd funding (CF) attracts a lot of attention. Basically, CF is an open call for capital, mainly via the internet, where the desired campaign can be evaluated and financially supported by a large group of individuals, the crowd. The matchmaking process between campaign creators and potential investors is mainly established by a standardized CF platform (CFP). Scientific discourse on CF is still nascent, since existing studies and papers focus on the potential of CF and its basic principles. Florian Danmayr addresses crowd funding platforms as object of his analysis and contributes to the body of literature by enhancing knowledge on the composition of the CFP market.

The Crowdfunding Handbook

Raise Money for Your Small Business or Start-Up with Equity Funding Portals

Author: Cliff Ennico

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4143

Ever wish your company could raise capital the Kickstarter(R) way? Equity crowdfunding is finally here, opening new funding avenues for small businesses and start-ups. In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups-or JOBS-Act into law. This groundbreaking legislation empowers privately-owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. Now that the SEC has handed down the last regulations, the floodgates will open and companies will be free to compete for funding. Small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in The Crowdfunding Handbook, he explains the JOBS Act and translates the regulations into a clear set of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to get in early-and do things right. Need help pricing your securities? Pitching a project to the public? Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents and reporting requirements? This book delivers targeted answers-whether crowdfunding is your best bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more. IPOs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies . . . and this book will lead the way.

Crowdfunding

A Guide to Raising Capital on the Internet

Author: Steven Dresner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118746864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3961

A groundbreaking book on the growing trend of crowdfunding Crowdfunding has gained considerable traction over the last few years. By combining the Internet/social media with equity-based financing, it is poised to usher in a new asset class that will change how early stage and small business financing transactions are consummated. Author Steven Dresner, Founder and CEO of Dealflow.com, understands the nuances of how crowdfunding can help companies gain much needed access to capital, and now he shares those insights with you. Engaging and informative, this book will serve the needs of a global audience comprising entrepreneurs, financiers, and other professionals. It skillfully addresses the market dynamics that are catapulting crowdfunding into the mainstream and explores essential issues ranging from planning an online campaign, post-transaction management, and business planning to securities law and tax issues. Puts the business of crowdfunding in perspective with a look at the current marketplace, overview of important data, and legitimate concerns Examines effective techniques for communicating with the crowd Details equity-based financing and other sources such as debt instruments Contains contributions from a wide array of individuals involved in the worlds of finance, law and accounting, social media, marketing, as well as DealFlow Media's own staff Crowdfunding affords-start ups and other smaller businesses better access to capital via the Internet/social media. It also allows an investor of any size to back a business of their choosing. This new book will show you what this process entails and how it can benefit everyone involved.

Making the Most of Crowdfunding

Author: Jeff Mapua

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477779450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5551

The Internet has revolutionized the way people communicate and do business. It has even affected how people fundraise and seek investors. This introduction to crowdfunding explains how innovative entrepreneurs are using the power of collective groups to drum up interest in and fund their products and services. Readers receive a stimulating and highly practical overview of how different crowdfunding sites work, which site may be best for their project, the kind of work involved in becoming a crowdfunding success, and what they can realistically expect from a crowdfunding experience.

The Crowdfunding Guide for Authors & Writers

Author: Judith Briles

Publisher: Mile High Press

ISBN: 9781885331571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

View: 8278

The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers will show you how to: Create rewards that your donors want. Identify timelines: pre, during and post a crowdfunding campaign. Determine which crowdfunding sites are best for authors and writers. Pinpoint the essentials that every successful crowdfunding campaign has. Get hot tips for creating momentum and the final push. Structure a social media checklist that's ideal for your project. Here's the guide you've been looking for that is easy and understandable-one that shows you how to set budgets and limit costs. Does crowdfunding work? Yes. Is it doable? Absolutely ... with some help."

Make Change Work for You

10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty

Author: Scott Steinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698136861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7905

Finding the courage to embrace change and take chances is the only way to succeed. Business, culture, and competitive landscapes have fundamentally changed, but basic principles and best practices for succeeding and future-proofing both yourself and your organization haven’t. With a mix of compelling stories, research from the social sciences and psychology, and real-world insights, Make Change Work for You shows readers how to reignite their career, rekindle their creativity, and fearlessly innovate their way to success by providing the tools needed to master uncertainty and conquer every challenge they’ll face in life or business. Make Change Work for You opens with an overview of the most common factors that lead to self-defeating behaviors, including fear of failure, embarrassment, underperformance, rejection, confrontation, isolation, and change itself. Using a simple four-part model, Steinberg guides readers to understand and better respond to the challenges that change can bring: Focus: Define the problem and come to understand it objectively. Engage: Interact with the challenge and try a range of solutions. Assess: Review the response(s) generated by your tactics. React: Adjust your strategy accordingly. And, finally, the book shows readers how to develop the vital personal and professional skills required to triumph in the “new normal” by understanding and engaging in the 10 new habits that highly successful people share: 1. Play the Odds 2. Embrace Tomorrow Today 3. Seek Constant Motion 4. Lead, Don’t Follow 5. Never Stop Learning 6. Create Competitive Advantage 7. Connect the Dots 8. Pick Your Battles 9. Set and Align Your Priorities 10. Always Create Value

Cash from the Crowd

How to crowdfund your ideas and gain fans for your success

Author: Sally Outlaw

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 6528

CROWDFUNDING–raising capital in small increments from a large number of people– will inject over $5 billion into the economy this year and is becoming a powerful way to fund new ideas and generate buzz for new products and ventures. Although crowdfunding has the potential to be an amazing boost to entrepreneurs, only 40% of projects succeed in reaching their funding goal. Crowdfunding platform founder Sally Outlaw reveals how entrepreneurs can shift these odds in their favor. Want to know which marketing efforts result in a 35% higher rate of contributions? OR, what is the best time and day to launch or promote a campaign? The answers to these and more are here.

The First Book of Adam and Eve

Author: Rutherford Platt

Publisher: Irving Risch

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 129

View: 5988

The First Book of Adam and Eve details the life and times of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to the time that Cain kills his brother Abel. It tells of Adam and Eve's first dwelling—the Cave of Treasures; their trials and temptations; Satan's many apparitions to them; the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and Cain's love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom Adam and Eve wished to join to Abel. This book is considered by many scholars to be part of the "Pseudepigrapha" (soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh). The "Pseudepigrapha" is a collection of historical biblical works that are considered to be fiction. Because of that stigma, this book was not included in the compilation of the Holy Bible. This book is a written history of what happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the garden. Although considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time. It is doubtful that these writings could have survived all the many centuries if there were no substance to them. This book is simply a version of an account handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down. This particular version is the work of unknown Egyptians. The lack of historical allusion makes it difficult to precisely date the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years before the birth of Christ. Parts of this version are found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing what a vital role it played in the original literature of human wisdom. The Egyptian author wrote in Arabic, but later translations were found written in Ethiopic. The present English translation was translated in the late 1800's by Dr. S. C. Malan and Dr. E. Trumpp. They translated into King James English from both the Arabic version and the Ethiopic version which was then published in The Forgotten Books of Eden in 1927 by The World Publishing Company. In 1995, the text was extracted from a copy of The Forgotten Books of Eden and converted to electronic form by Dennis Hawkins. It was then translated into more modern English by simply exchanging 'Thou' s for 'You's, 'Art's for 'Are's, and so forth. The text was then carefully re-read to ensure its integrity.