First of all:

I totally believe in the idea of crowd-funding. It’s promoting real innovation by support of the masses.

Why is there no „reality“ TV-Series about this that shows people – where they could put a dime and make a cool or fun project happen?

„Call now to promote project X“

What i don’t understand is how the most insane projects can get the most funding. Aha! Fun-Ding 😉

Maybe it’s really more about fun – than promoting innovation. But i think both is very important 🙂

What is there:

There is:

TOO MUCH MONEY that investors do not know where to put

There is:

A LOT OF IDEAS – good and bad… but who is able to judge them?

What does good and bad even mean in the startup-universe?

Good = fun? = sustainable? = innovative? = return of investment in one year? = 10% interest rate?

There is:

kickstarter.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/

Wohoo! It’s multi-national now „Explore GERMAN Projects“ 😀 … just in time before i was about to launch my own kickstarting platform that would not have that problem in the first place.

https://www.kickstarter.com/germany?ref=de_backer_hero

A Platform that promotes the most INSANE of ideas on TOP.

There is:

https://www.seedmatch.de/ there is no https://www.seedmatch.com ? ARE YOU SERIOUS?

… it’s the German (Deutschebank?) copy of kickstarter… clear message: We do it better. less INSANITY, more technology.

But also 400.000€ for LUXURIOUS NUTS!? ARE YOU SURE?

THE WEBSITE IS NOT EVEN RESPONSIVE! / HAS NO MOBILE VERSION!? WTF? BAD COPY!

DON’T BE STUPID: REALLY MAKE IT BETTER! 😉

So what is needed?

1. a good, fun, innovative idea

2. a professional video (at best also fun to watch 🙂 that conveys a new fun and innovative idea of what humans could do with the right fun-ding 🙂

3. connections / Vitamin-B to angel-investors

Links:

Changers.com

https://www.seedmatch.de/funding/Changerscom


https://webinale.de/startupdesjahres/

How to startup successfully: https://protonet.info/en/blog/how-protonet-raised-4-million-in-six-days/

„You’ll need to create scenarios for how your product or service could improve people’s personal or professional lives, and present your vision of how your products will help make them better people, happier or more independent. If you have something that could cheer up your friends and strangers and get them to talk about “possibilities” and “opportunities,” you might be headed in the right direction.

And, of course, there’s always plain luck and good timing. In our case, our product solves a timely need for privacy; we had the right technology; and we found the right angel investors before we launched our crowdfunding campaigns.“

http://blog.seedmatch.de/2014/02/03/seednews-7-aktuelle-startup-neuigkeiten/

http://blog.seedmatch.de/2014/03/11/spekulationen-zu-larovo-ein-statement/