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3 best practices for planning your crowdfunding rewards

This is part 2 of a 4 part series on rewards for crowdfunding campaigns: crowdfunding rewards 3 Rewards Best Practices Tangible rewards > Intangible Rewards Tangible rewards triumph intangible rewards, anytime.Let’s say you are creating the next big social networking site. It’s the next Facebook for pet owners, and you’re crowdfunding it. And I told you that if you backed my project for €20, I would give you beta access to…

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Crowdfunding rewards – What’s in it for me?

This is part 1 of a 4 part series on rewards for crowdfunding campaigns: crowdfunding rewards Your reward perks make or break your campaign. If your reward perks are not well-planned, you will lose the interest of potential backers. You might have a convincing video and a well crafted pitch, but it’s the reward perks that sweeten and close the deal. We wish to make-believe that our community browses them daily…

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The lead investor

What is a lead investor? When raising capital for your company finding a “lead investor” is a critical piece to the overall puzzle. A lead investor is someone that is willing to put in time and effort to help you secure that first investment. This person won’t put in the whole amount needed, but will give you that initial feedback and help prepare you for further conversations to convey trust…

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Second Round of German Crowdfunding Campaigns Successfully Closed

In the early 2014, FundedByMe established a country office in Germany and started the first round of crowdfunding already in April. The two campaigns were both marked by a success. Together they generated the impressive total of 60.594 € in funds. U55, a horror-adventure gameplay, even closed 34% over the initial funding goal! After this success in the first round, the second round of German campaigns closed on 12th november 2014.…

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What do investors look for in a pitch deck?

More entrepreneurs are moving to a pitch deck format, tackling the biggest questions and trying to digest the idea behind their company as quickly as possible. All the reference photos are taken from AirBNB’s first pitch deck. Elevator Pitch A quick one-liner summary that combines your vision/product and the mission of your company Keep it short and memorable Try: making it relatable… as in “We are X for Y” (“We…

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Yoogaia pulls in €500,000 from venture capital.

Interested in raising funds for your own company and considering crowdfunding? One of the biggest questions from entrepreneurs, does a crowdfunding round impact future fundraising? How will other investors look at my company when I have 100’s of smaller individuals? Those questions have now received a decent answer. 3 months ago Yoogaia listed on FundedByMe and raised just under €100,000. The success of their campaign has definitely excelled them into…

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Public Announcement – SellAnApp discontinues it service

Not everyday is a great day in the life of an entrepreneur. For Dutch app platform SellAnApp, we just found out that they have notified their shareholders that they will file for bankruptcy. SellAnApp was featured on FundedByMe in 2013 in a joint campaign by FundedByMe and the Dutch crowdfunding platform Symbid, who brought in the case. To both FundedByMe and Symbid, SellAnApp is the first case where a crowdfunded…

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10 Highlights from our pitch event in Stockholm

Yesterday, we held a very successful pitch event in Stockholm where seven of our live campaigns got the opportunity to pitch their businesses to 75 of our most active investors. After the pitches were done, the event space turned in to a fair where all the represented companies had the opportunity to show their products or ideas to the investors. The event was broadcasted live via Bambuser and down below,…

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FundedByMe at crowdfunding fair Crowdbiz 2014

Come meet us in Berlin! FundedByMe Germany will be part of the Crowdbiz 2014. Crowdbiz is a fair with lectures, experts and interesting talks around crowdfunding. It’s imbedded in “Börsentag Berlin” – Stock Market Day Berlin. Which means that a lot of investors will be there, too. Our German projects will take that chance to pitch their campaigns again. The ongoing projects CapClean, clicc and Nightfox will present their business models and…

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After the crowdfunding: Jascha opens the first store

  We went to Jascha’s newly opened store in MOOD Stockholm to see what the hype is about. A year after their crowdfunding on FundedByMe we got a talk with Jonas, one of the founders: How long have you been working with fashion? I’m born with fashion. My mom is a designer. She’s been working with it since I was a kid. My older brother is Jascha. He started the brand 12…