Tag: small business

Equity Crowdfunding 101: What Is Equity Crowdfunding?

It’s been just a few short months since we launched equity crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Through our joint venture with MicroVentures, First Democracy VC, anyone can invest in startups and innovative companies for potential financial returns. But what exactly IS equity crowdfunding? This fairly new industry is growing quickly following the passing of Title III of … read more

Bronx’s only bookstore, diversity in TV, and more exciting change

In a sea of dismal news, it’s always nice when something good happens. This is one good thing, and so is our amazing campaign for the IRC. Newegg created a dedicated landing page for Indiegogo products to give them the attention they deserve, and Arrow decided to do $75,000 of flash funding for certified campaigners. … 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

This Entrepreneur Used Crowdfunding To Start The Global Cat Cafe Movement

“Crowdfunding really added an extra dimension to the startup process. I felt like everyone was so excited and they’d really invested in me. Some people gave lots of money but others had just given me so much support and enthusiasm and encouragement. I think that really motivated me.” Lauren Pears is the founder and creator … read more

Cocktails and Crowdfunding: How Two Entrepreneurs Opened the First Female Distillery in D.C.

“Think of everything realized, decided and solved over a great cocktail.” If you talk about something long enough, the time eventually comes to quit dreaming and put it into action.  Republic Restorative founders, Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner talked about their love of bourbon and dreamed of opening a distillery for five years. They finally realized … read more