Crowdfunding

SEC Delays Equity Crowdfunding Piece of JOBS Act for Another Year
Equity crowdfunding

SEC Delays Equity Crowdfunding Piece of JOBS Act for Another Year

Provision would allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise funds from the general public.
Kendall Almerico
Donald Trump Has Fired Himself From the Crowdfunding Business
Crowdfunding

Donald Trump Has Fired Himself From the Crowdfunding Business

His relationship with FundAnything has apparently come to a self-inflicted end.
The Recipe For Great Crowdfunding Success
Ready to Launch

The Recipe For Great Crowdfunding Success

Check out these expert tips for crowdfunding success from Entrepreneur's Ready to Launch event.
Carly Okyle
The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All
Far Out Tech

The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All

Say hello to the slickest little high-tech eye in the sky.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's a Dog Collar That Lets Humans Train Man's Best Friend From Anywhere
Technology

Here's a Dog Collar That Lets Humans Train Man's Best Friend From Anywhere

If you had this gadget on your pup, you could be keeping tabs on and talking to him right now, no matter how far apart you are.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Food-Tech Startup Dinner Lab Is Crowdfunding a Cool $2 Million -- From Its Customers
Crowdfunding

Food-Tech Startup Dinner Lab Is Crowdfunding a Cool $2 Million -- From Its Customers

The New Orleans-based pop-up event and private catering company is reaching out to its members for it's latest funding round.
Catherine Clifford
Indiegogo Tests Offering Optional Insurance to Protect Against Dubious Campaigns
IndieGoGo

Indiegogo Tests Offering Optional Insurance to Protect Against Dubious Campaigns

In the pilot program backers can pay a small fee in exchange for a guaranteed refund if the product fails to arrive within three months of its estimated delivery date.
Laura Entis
One Group Believes McDonald's Inside Churches Will Bring More Worshippers
McDonalds

One Group Believes McDonald's Inside Churches Will Bring More Worshippers

The 'McMass' project proposes an entrepreneurial way to grow church membership: Open up fast-food franchises inside.
Kate Taylor
Pursuing a Strategic Investor? What to Consider.
Crowdfunding

Pursuing a Strategic Investor? What to Consider.

If you're looking to lure a strategic investor, keep these tips in mind.
Linda Lacina
Be Savvier About Crowdfunding: What Our Experts Advise
Crowdfunding

Be Savvier About Crowdfunding: What Our Experts Advise

Whether you're investing or fundraising, our experts have tips and tricks to help you maximize the process.
Linda Lacina
Use Kickstarter to Validate Your Million-Dollar Idea
Crowdfunding

Use Kickstarter to Validate Your Million-Dollar Idea

Crowdfunding platforms can be about more than selling concrete commodities.
Meiko Patton
What's Behind Every Great Crowdfunding Campaign?
Ready to Launch

What's Behind Every Great Crowdfunding Campaign?

Experts from our Ready to Launch event unlock the secret to an effective campaign.
Carly Okyle
First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.
Business Plans

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Want a Piece of the $33B-and-Growing 'Internet-of-Things' Market?
Internet of Things

Want a Piece of the $33B-and-Growing 'Internet-of-Things' Market?

Executives from crowdfunding site Indiegogo and a connected-home product company share five tips for success.
Kate Drane and Jason Domangue

Crowdfunding is the process of raising money to fund what is typically a project or business venture through many donors using an online platform, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Crowdfunder. The fundraising window is usually finite -- 90 days, for instance -- and the fees and rules vary across platforms.

How to: Crowdfunding is typically done through an online platform that allows the fundraiser to set up a public campaign for accepting donations. The campaign will advertise details such as the nature of the project or venture, the amount of money the company is hoping to raise and the campaign’s fundraising deadline. People can donate a specified amount through the fundraising campaign’s website and often receive some sort of acknowledgement or reward in return for their donation.         

Applications of crowdfunding: This can range from charitable and educational projects to creative projects -- like funding films -- as well as supporting scalable businesses. Crowdfunding platforms each tend to cater to specific categories, such as Kickstarter which focuses on creative projects or Crowdfunder, an equity-based platform which is used for businesses looking to raise investment capital.    

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