December 4, 2014 – FundWok has announced the official launch of their exciting new platform that uniquely infuses crowdfunding with the premise of online social community. After two months of private beta testing, FundWok is now available to the public.
The platform is uniquely different from traditional crowdfunding websites in a few ways. FundWok gives funders the ability to choose how much money they want to contribute while letting them choose which conditions they’d like to set, all without any commitments. FundWok serves as a meeting place for exciting ideas and initiatives where established professionals or individuals can make a difference however they would like. Essentially, anyone can fund any project they are interested in.
Unlike other crowdfunding websites, FundWok doesn’t just allow funding for creative projects. Instead, funders can pledge donations for initiatives, ideas, and goals. Another big difference between FundWok and traditional crowdfunding websites is that FundWok doesn’t require a lengthy marketing script to describe their project. Users can simply start searching for the funds that are already being offered through the platform.
Whether someone wants to start a fund for marketing a business, buying someone flowers, or adopting a pet, FundWok makes it simple for users to start a fund. Users can fund as little as $5 to as many projects or ideas as they would like. Once applicants have showed interest in the funds, funders and applicants can start communicating to get to know each other’s needs. Applicants have an opportunity to explain to the funder in 200 words or less why they want and need the funds. Then, the funder is able to select which applicant he or she would like to receive the funds.
FundWok’s team is excited to announce the launch of the new platform. Sonia Lin, Founder of FundWok recently said, “With FundWok, the sky’s the limit. There is no limits to how many projects can be funded. Any type of project can be funded. Companies and individuals can merge here to really make a difference.” Through the website’s social platform, funders and applicants can start and find the funds they need to make their dreams come true.
After two months of beta testing, the new platform is up and running. At this time, individuals and professionals can start and apply to funds. Further information about the new FundWok platform can be found online atwww.fundwok.com .
FundWok is an innovative online social community where resources are located and shared effectively. It serves as a hub for great ideas and initiatives that are encouraged and supported.
I stumbled on this new nonprofit crowdfunding platform designed for women and diversity groups. Their site says:
“Fund Dreamer Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, CA. We leverage state of the art social media technologies to reach wider donor and investor base for making your campaign successful.”
We’re a crowdfunding platform connecting women entrepreneurs + diversity groups to donors.
On the front end we’re a crowdfunding platform. Our fees are only 1%. Keep most of your money, cash out anytime. On the back end we connect investors with start ups.
Fund Dreamer helps fund raisers reach their goals through social media amplification. Kickstarter and GoFundMe charge higher fees of 5%, PledgeMusic charges 15% and do no social media amplification. We’re a lean, disruptive start up.
We are located in Los Angeles, California and offer personalized campaign coaching.see less
Crowd Funding, Women Entrepreneurship, Social Media Amplification, Crowd Sourcing, Minority Entrepreneurship
1444 S Point View Los Angeles, CA90035 United States
Here’s information on a new crowdfunding site for startups at www.youvegotfunds.com
At YouveGotFunds, our website connects your new ideas with the world and our business development experts. Not only do we help you get funding, we help you execute your business plan and advise you how to optimize your success.
Need a business license or info on domain names? We can take care of that. Want to file a patent to protect your design? Our network of professionals can help you with the process. We can assist you with a To Do list, estimate your financial costs and provide you a roadmap for marketing. If you need a logo or a website, we have expert designers that can bring your presence to the web and optimize its’ visibility.
YouveGotFunds is dedicated to funding your next big idea. Whether it’s a new business, film, CD, art project, invention, personal cause or technology, we believe in your creativity. We help you gain exposure to a wider audience, find funding and market your concept to transform your dream into reality.
It use to be that when you needed money, you had to go ask the bank for a loan, max out your credit cards or beg your friends or relatives. In today’s world, luckily there are other options. Did you know that Nanolight, the creator of the world’s most efficient light bulb asked for $20,000 to complete their product development? Not only did they reinvent the light bulb, but they found an audience that believed so strongly in their product that they have raised over $135,000 with a month left in their campaign!
With our extensive business background, we have developed multiple start-up companies, derived from an initial concept to numerous successful and productive operations. With a combined 50+ years in business, we can help you raise capital and connect with resources.
We have experience not only, in sales, marketing, and web-based businesses, but our contacts also include legal, accounting, human resources, web design and manufacturing just to name a few. Our team is comprised of all ages and experience. When you join our fund connection, you have access to all these specialties and at discounted rates. We’ve been there: From a brick and mortar retail outlet to an internet company, or a self-publisher, photographer or a Human Resources Generalist. We’ve got you covered. Want to join our network? Click Here.
With Crowdfunding, you have the opportunity to share your vision to the whole world over the internet. ThroughYouveGotFunds.com and our links to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram & My Space, you can tell the universe about your projects and plans. You will find people excited and willing to help you because they believe in your idea or cause.
Although this type of funding has been around for decades, it has only recently become a popular and desirable option. Entrepreneurs, artists, college students, senior citizens and more are finding this a powerful tool to validate their ideas, gain worldwide exposure, and raise capital. Ever heard of the Elevation Dock for iphones? Well, if you haven’t, you will soon. It is a newly designed docking station that can be used with or without phone cases. Initially, they had a goal of $75,000. They surpassed their target and raised almost $1.5 million from iphone users that saw an important need.
Even the Beach Boys have turned to Crowdsourcing to find people interested in participating in the making of their new concert tribute film. Finally, remember, Karen the elderly Bus Monitor that was verbally harassed by a bunch of students while trying to keep kids safe on the way to school? A proposal to raise $5,000 for a well needed vacation was suggested and an amazing $700,000 was raised. Now, Karen will most likely be enjoying her retirement.
YouveGotFunds is just as interested in your success as you are, and we will help you reach your goal as quickly as possible. While the completion of your project may often take longer, our recommendations for a fundraising campaign are 30, 45 or 60 days as we have found these are the optimal choices to complete a successful campaign.
Unlike some of the other funding sites, like Kickstarter, our fees are not based on the success of your fundraising. Nor, like Indiegogo are they based on the type of campaign that you choose. YouveGotFunds is positioned to showcase your cause or project and give you more exposure than some of the other sites.
Allow us to help you gain public exposure and funding for your success. Besides you own friends and neighborhood, wouldn’t it be exciting if someone in England or Bangladesh loved your idea and believed in your cause. At YouveGotFunds, we believe in coloring outside the lines and thinking outside the box. If you can dream it, we can support you in making it a reality.
- Choosing The Best Platform For Your Startup (crowdfundingtimes.wordpress.com)
- Ignite Intent launches Crowdfunding platform for startups and college projects (nextbigwhat.com)
- Crowdfunding for Small Business (criccafunding.com)
- Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico On The One Year Anniversary Of The JOBS Act (virtual-strategy.com)
- CrowdIt Unveils Crowdfunding Platform to Finance America’s Dreams (crowdfundingpr.wordpress.com)
The Sundance Film Festival is currently taking place, bringing some of the most influential and talented individuals in the filmmaking industry to one place.
This year, the festival’s selection committee has chosen a number of crowdfunded films to be shown at the festival. Most of these – sixteen, to be exact – have been funded through Kickstarter, though a few got the funding by turning to other platforms.
First, the Kickstarter crop. The crowdfunding platform has released a list of films funded through its platform that are at Sundance. Fifteen films have already successfully completed their funding, while the sixteenth film, Linsanity: The Movie, has three and a half weeks to meet its $117,000 goal. So far, it looks to be on track to reach that sum. It may get a healthy boost in funding throughout the next few days, as news surfaced this morning that Jeremy Lin himself will attend the movie’s screening on the festival’s final day.
So far, though, the most-funded of Kickstarter films is Inequality for All, a documentary that looks at the widening income gap in the U.S., having brought in $83,000. In total, the fifteen films (not includingLinsanity) raised over $360,000.
Indiegogo, which launched at Sundance back in 2008, is also represented at the film festival. Perhaps most notable is the documentary Blood Brothers, which follows a tourist in India who meets a group of children infected with HIV. Not all filmmakers have used Indiegogo to actually shoot and edit their movies – the lead of the film This is Martin Bonner, for example, raised money to attend the screening.
- Sundance Report: The Crowd Consensus (turnstylenews.com)
- Ahna O’Reilly Rocks Red H&M at Sundance Film Festival (glamazondiaries.com)
- Sundance Report: Bonus Perks (turnstylenews.com)
- Sundance Preview: It’s Getting Crowd(fund)ed In Here (turnstylenews.com)
In case you hadn’t heard, 2012 was the year that crowdfunding exploded onto the scene. Sure, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub and others were around before this year, but the last 12 months saw the very concept permeate much deeper into the collective consciousness.
Numerous new platforms like WhenYouWish.com and niche platforms like Medstartr opened their doors, the JOBS Act in the US and other laws in Europe opened the door for equity crowdfunding, and donation-based campaigns began to collect seven-figure totals from the crowd.
To kick-off our year-end review of crowdfunding in 2012, our team profiled the five highest-grossing projects of the year. Lots of them have to do with gadgets and gaming, as you’ll see. I want to make it clear that these big money-makers are just a small slice of the overall crowdfunding pie, and we believe this top five reflects the fact that gamers and gadget early adopters have emerged as a kind of early “sweet spot” for donation-based crowdfunding. More about that in a massolution research report coming out soon.
It’s also important to note that there’s more exciting things happening across all crowdfunding platforms than we have time to cover. Many of them don’t bring in (or really even need) millions of dollars and don’t generate as many headlines. Rockethub, for example, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for important, science-based projects through its SciFund Challenge. Indiegogo has become the go-to place for instant fundraising in response to whatever is happening in the world, from the Connecticut school shooting to building a GoddamnTesla Museum or sending a bus monitor on a well-deserved vacation (or more likely retirement).
Read More Here
- RocketHub Ponders Its Future in Crowdfunding (boss.blogs.nytimes.com)
- 2013 and The Evolution of Crowdfunding (forbes.com)
- Crowdfunding Industry Briefing (crowdfundingtimes.wordpress.com)
- Crowdfunding Predictions for 2013 (forbes.com)
- Crowdfunding & the JOBS Act: What Does This Mean For You? (grasshopper.com)
Hollywood is preparing for what could be a tectonic shift in the way it does business: crowdfunding. While it was locally made, independent films that were the first to latch onto crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter,Indiegogo, and Gofundme, the concept has moved up the film world’s power ladder with West Hollywood production company Five by Five Media forming a strategic partnership with a crowdfunding site called EarlyShares.com, with its sights set on equity rewards for funding films.
“Commercially successful entertainment comes from talented people receiving the money they need to execute on great ideas,” said Guy Zajonc, chief executive of Five by Five Media in a statement. “People who watch are about to become the people who invest and we are talking about millions of them. Crowdfunding will fundamentally change this industry and the perfect partner for us is EarlyShares.com”
With the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has 3.6 million Twitter followers, already signed on a a “partner” in the Five by Five Media project, the potential of a crowdfunded movies becomes readily apparent, even if it won’t be fully implementable immediately.
- Cutting Edge Crowdfunding Site EarlyShares Strikes Deal With Hollywood Studio to Crowdfund Future Movie, Film, TV, Music and Other Entertainment Projects (sys-con.com)
- The Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms According To 3P (crowdfundingtimes.wordpress.com)
- Curious about Crowdfunding? (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
- 15 Of The Hottest Crowdfunding Sites Out There (businessinsider.com)