Topics Under Tag: "Kickstarter"

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Crowdfunding Campaigns Can Help Raise Additional Outside Capital, Says Study

Locavesting Staff | June 13, 2016

Can crowdfunding help you raise outside capital from conventional sources? There are certainly examples. After being turned down by venture capitalists, the inventors of the Pebble Watch went on to smash records on Kickstarter, raising $10 million in a 2013 campaign. Then the VCs came calling, investing $15 million in the smart watch venture. And […]

Rewards, Intrastate, Equity And Angels. This Startup Has Tried it All.

Amy Cortese | October 13, 2015

Crowdfunding is still relatively new, and many entrepreneurs are hesitant to take the plunge—if they are aware of it at all. Not Bohemian Guitars. The Atlanta-based company, which makes a quirky line of guitars and other instruments made from oilcans, has tried just about every form of crowdfunding out there—from rewards-based to intrastate to equity. […]

Kickstarter, a B Corp, Becomes a Benefit Corp. What’s the Difference?

Jonathan Storper | September 28, 2015

Kickstarter is the latest high-profile company to become a Public Benefit Corporation. The Brooklyn-based crowdfunding pioneer joins companies such as Etsy, Warby Parker and other socially-minded firms in legally enshrining its social goals in its corporate charter, so that they don’t get overshadowed by profit motives. Kickstarter is also a B Corp., a voluntary and […]