CROWDFUNDxOC: Top Startups in Southern California Wanted

CROWDFUNDx just launched in Orange County with the investors at K5 Ventures. If you’re a tech startup located in Southern California, enter online to win up to $200K upon graduating from K5 Accelerator plus investment follow-on from top OC investors, and the network of over 46,000 on Crowdfunder.

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TradeYa Closes $100K Within Days on Crowdfunder

Crowdfunder SuccessBelow is the fundraising experience of Jared Krause, CEO of TradeYa, and how he found and closed top tier investors in a very short period of time.

TradeYa is a social platform for bartering online. We’re making our official launch announcement tomorrow. Last week, we added about 10,000 new users to the platform with over 20% starting a trade on their first visit. Our team is now 10 people, mostly developers.

We’ve used a variety of crowdfunding platforms over the past year. Angel List, Gust, Seed Invest, to name a few. We ended up partnering with Crowdfunder in the end because they offered the most robust support, had the easiest platform to use, and gave us the most effective promotion, hands down. Frankly, from an efficiency of money raised perspective, there’s no competition.

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TripScope, A Travel App Startup, Wins CROWDFUNDxLA

Last week Crowdfunder and Social Media Week LA hosted the Live Pitch Event Finale for CROWDFUNDxLA, which happened as part of SMWLA’s week-long program of trending talks, events and networking. The event started off with two Investor Panels and ended with the live pitch presentations where early stage investors from Launchpad LA, Siemer Ventures, Rustic Canyon, General Catalyst and others selected the winner for CROWDFUNDxLA.  Continue reading…

CROWDFUNDxMexicoCity – Meet The Winners

If raising capital is not an easy task in the U.S., where thousands of startups get funded every year, in Mexico the path to getting funded is often a true endurance test for any entrepreneur. (See some interesting stats about the current investment landscape in Mexico here.)

That’s why we’re thrilled about CROWDFUNDxMexicoCity — our first international CROWDFUNDx Contest + Pitch Event that is accelerating investment for top startups in Mexico. The contest was launched in partnership with Crowdfunder México (our subsidiary), Jóvenes COPARMEX, and Emproyecto México. It also received the support of Endeavor, 500 Startups, NAFIN and the Entrepreneur’s Institute.

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CROWDFUNDxNYC Wraps Up New York Startup Community

Last week was the culmination of CROWDFUNDxNYC, Crowdfunder’s 4th initiative that localizes investment crowdfunding by bringing investors and the crowd together online to identify and fund the top companies in the local area.

The New York startup and social enterprise community came together for a high-impact day of education, collaboration and live pitches to the crowd from top companies from Crowdfunder’s online contest. Continue reading…

Meet the 14 CROWDIMPACT Live Presenters

CROWDIMPACT

Over the past 45 days, 150 social enterprises have registered for CROWDIMPACT and gained Followers from all over the world. Around them a community of over 900 entrepreneurs, investors and backers was built and brought together in support of fueling social impact-driven businesses.

CROWDIMPACT is a great example of a CROWDFUNDx Community, where an engaged group of top business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and community members join forces online + offline to further a common goal: accelerating entrepreneurship and small business growth.

Without further ado, check out the 14 social enterprises chosen by our partners and judges. A big congrats to all of them!

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CROWDFUNDx: Your Local Community Accelerator

What is CROWDFUNDx?

CROWDFUNDx is a powerful online + offline accelerator for local entrepreneurial ecosystems. Through a proven process, CROWDFUNDx opens up access to capital for local startups and small businesses through a free and open online-to-offline community engagement model, powered by Crowdfunder’s global social network.

Outside Silicon Valley… raising capital and connecting to a network of engaged investors is hard. CROWDFUNDx creates an online rallying point for local communities where entrepreneurs get validated by the crowd, and existing and new investors get plugged into the local ecosystem and discover and fund businesses.

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Contribution Campaign Success Story: ShopAddiKt.com

This past month, Bethany Londyn, founder of ShopAddiKt (Portland, OR) successfully completed her first contribution campaign with Crowdfunder. Her company ShopAddiKt exceeded its funding goal of $9,000. These funds will help her work out bugs in the Beta testing site, and start creating a Mobile App to expand the site’s user base.

 Check out ShopAddiKt’s campaign on Crowdfunder

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CROWDSTART Las Vegas Winner!

We love crowds. We love them online. We love ‘em offline. The one gathered at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in historic Downtown Vegas last week was nothing short of fantastic!

The crowd at CROWDSTART Las Vegas

The crowd at CROWDSTART Las Vegas

CROWDSTART Las Vegas

Hundreds of enthusiastic self-made entrepreneurs, fans, investors and business leaders packed into an overflowing room to hear 10 fledgling companies put it all on the line at the Crowdstart Las Vegas Finals.

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