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The most useful lessons don’t always come from successful campaigns

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Originally published on Crowdfunding in a Canadian context. Rarely do we focus on funding campaigns that did not reach their goal. They are nevertheless as common as those that do and clearly more numerous than those that actually surpass their goal. Seeing as failure can result from several factors, there are many lessons to be learned from the post-mortem of a “failed” campaign—a priceless source of information for anyone preparing to instigate a campaign, starting by putting into perspective what represents a failure and what constitutes a success. In this respect, Snoobe’s campaign…

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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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FundRazr: Crowdfunding with social platform

FundRazr: Crowdfunding with social platform

How do you out-kick Kickstarter, and out-indie Indiegogo? Daryl Hatton, the founder of FundRazr, their largest Canadian competitor, has an idea. The crowdfunding world is booming. Crowdfunding sites that raise small sums from dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of individuals are being used for everything from charitable causes to launching new businesses to political misadventures. Most recently, Kickstarter, the American-based market leader, has finally opened its doors in Canada. But most of these sites have shared a common approach: All the fundraising happens on the crowdfunding site. Campaigns get their own page on…

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Exclusive Interview: Devin Thorpe with Deposit-A-Gift CEO Dana Ostomel

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Live Interview September 25th, 2013 @ 2:00 PM PST Dana Ostomel is currently the founder and Chief Gifting Officer of the crowdfunding website, Deposit a Gift: the most fun, flexible, hassle-free way to raise money online for anything that matters to you. DepositaGift.com launched in 2010 as a cash gift registry service for people across the globe to communicate that they would prefer cash gifts for all of life’s Big Events. Since then we’ve helped thousands of users raise millions for everything from medical bills and disaster relief, to supporting…

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CrowdFunding Spurs Growth of 3D Printing

CrowdFunding Spurs Growth of 3D Printing

CrowdFundBeat – Robert J. Mullins – Sr. Staff  Writer, San Jose, Ca. September 20, 2013 – Although 3D printing was developed as far back as 1988, it’s enjoyed rapid growth in just the last few years due, in part, to crowdfunding. The surge of growth in 3D printing was on display in San Jose, Calif., at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo held Sept. 17 and 18, drawing 3D printer makers, service providers and others in the 3D ecosystem. In just the last year, more than 100 3D printer manufacturers…

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