Category: Success Stories

Celebrating Two Months of Equity Crowdfunding from Sundance

It’s hard to believe that’s it’s only been a little over two months since we teamed up with MicroVentures to launch equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo through our portal First Democracy VC, and the last two months were even better than we expected.  Our first batch of five offering companies reached their targets by collectively raising … read more

A look back at 2016’s innovative projects

Together, our backers accomplished so much this year. You helped hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs launch their ideas. New innovations, fueled by over 2 million backers, were created around the world. Let’s look back at all that you’ve accomplished in 2016: We couldn’t have done it without our passionate community of backers. Solutions you’ve supported … read more

$1.2M in 30 days, what Roccbox learned from this success

In March, we wrote about how our community was going bananas over the Roccbox portable pizza oven. In the first 72 hours of their campaign, they raised more than $400k, averaging about $100 per minute. Their campaign wrapped up 30 days later, bringing in over $1.2M in funds. This week, we sat down with one … read more

Equity Crowdfunding: 4 weeks in, $575k+ raised

10 years ago, Indiegogo founders dreamed of launching a platform that allowed anyone to invest in and help build the companies they believed in. Now, less than a month into equity crowdfunding, all four participating companies have surpassed their initial goal, thanks to investors who’ve helped raise $575k (and counting) in equity funds. Today, we … read more

From Living Room to Amazon Launchpad: Backers Help Bring the Ockel Sirius to Life

Entrepreneur Tim Haaksma quit his solid job at Philips to start his own company. Avanca may have begun in Tim’s living room but it is now the fastest growing hardware company in Europe. The team at Avanca were united around a vision to create a mobile device with all of the computing powers of a … read more