Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Crowdfunding

Antonette Ho

How 2 Understand Fund Economics

The following post is from Yushan Lou ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. Earlier this spring, the Blank Center was lucky to have Amy Choi’07, MS’07, Brendan Quinn M’12 and Derek Scalf from Silicon Valley Bank host a #How2Tuesday. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation…

Emily Denoble

Crowdfunding 101

Thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign? Professor Erik Noyes hosted a “Crowdfuding 101” session for the Butler Venture Accelerator to explain the basics of this fundraising strategy. While there are four types of crowdfunding (rewards, donations, equity, and lending), this discussion was focused on rewards-based crowdfunding, in which backers receive a “gift” depending on the…

Babson Hatchery

Crowdfunding Tips from Teplo

The following post is from Kazu Kawanobe M’16, founder of Load&Road, LLC, a spring 2016 hatchery business. Crowdfunding is getting popular for entrepreneurs to raise fund. If you have an awesome idea, you should definitely use it. We developed Teplo, the world 1st smart bottle for tea drinkers, and successfully raised over $73,000 with 1,200…

Antonette Ho

Crowdfunding

The following post is from Fifi Shi ’18, a Butler Venture Accelerator team member. The founders of Load & Road LLC, Kazu Kawanobe M’16 and Mayuresh Soni M’16, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator on December 3 to host a peer to peer session about crowdfunding. As this is quite a new way of fundraising, they…

Jeremy Cai

Crowdfunding 101: Before You Press “Publish”

If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past few months from setting up a crowdfunding campaign, it’s this: crowdfunding is possibly the most work-intensive way of gathering funding. And yet, ironically, it is also one of the most enjoyable – for entrepreneurs like me, day-to-day challenges present not just opportunities to meet with potential customers,…

Eugene Hui

A Brief Primer on Crowdfunding for the Entrepreneur

As demonstrated by the growth of both the amount of projects that have found funding through the crowd and the phenomenon of funded project goals that now can reach tens of millions, acquiring funding socially and collectively from individuals online is now a viable, and engaging, means to bringing ideas to reality.  Over the past…