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Letter to PM Elect Justin Trudeau on Helping Small Business Grow in Canada

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  By: Gil Michel-Garcia CEO – WAFU ; Special US Counsel – Grupo Mexico Dear Prime Minister Elect: I know that constituents don’t normally get to have a say in the development and implementation of the federal policies of new government, but hey, I donated to you, campaigned for you and your team, and most recently voted for you and your party.  So please accept the following proposals from someone who worked hard for you and knows a little bit about growing a small business in Canada. I am the President…

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Crowdfunding for Beginners – New Book

Crowdfunding for Beginners – New Book

By Brian Koscak, CrowdFunding Beat guest contributor, How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits Late this summer, a new crowdfunding book was released by serial author Iain Williamson of Learn2succeed.com Incorporated. I have read the book and find it an interesting and easy-to-read book of about 156 pages on crowdfunding for beginners. It is perfect for those who are just wading into the subject and want a simple book that looks at equity and non-equity crowdfunding from a global perspective including the United States, Canada…

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CrowdFundBeat Announces Who’s Who? List of Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat Announces Who’s Who? List of Crowdfunding

CrowdFundBeat Media has announced its first “Proud of the Crowd” listing of the top one hundred professionals and thought leaders in the burgeoning crowdfunding industry. The current list is comprised of founders and executives of leading crowdfunding platforms, authors, visionaries, general practitioners, and even pundits — those that we believe are the driving forces in how this industry is currently operating, how it is being shaped, and steering its direction into the future. Over the coming months CrowdfundBeat is expected to be presenting various Proud of the Crowd listings which…

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Statistics Comparison Kickstarter vs Indiegogo

Statistics Comparison Kickstarter vs Indiegogo

A few weeks back, two developers, Jonathan Lau and Edward Junprung, claimed that successful Kickstarter campaigns have raised more than six times more money than Indiegogo campaigns. We need to take the findings with a grain of salt, since Indiegogo doesn’t publicly share data, and the company has vociferously disputed Lau and Junprung’s conclusions. While most would assume Kickstarter is the bigger crowdfunding platform, if it’s six-times ahead of its closest competitor it isn’t just “leading the space.” It’s total domination. Indiegogo says this is completely bogus, but told us it won’t be dragged…

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Indiegogo Co-Founder – Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding

Indiegogo Co-Founder – Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding

Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann doesn’t think it will be long until every studio in town is taking advantage of the crowdfunding model not just to raise an audience, but also to raise money, for their their own blockbuster ambitions. “Its not that far away, actually,” Ringelmann said at TheWrap’s Media Leadership Conference, TheGrill, Tuesday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. “What we are going to see is studios recognizing the value of unleashing a fan base early before the film comes out, as a tactic to actually identify social…

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