Category Archives: What we Think and Believe

Crowdfunding for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit work isn’t just for bleeding hearts anymore. It has evolved into its own competitive industry—thanks, in large part, to online crowdfunding.  The research firm Massolution found that crowdfunding raised $34 billion in 2015 (a 167% jump from the year … Continue reading

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Welcome to the newest addition to our team Emmanuel Onuoha!

The Launcht board would like to announce a very exciting addition to the Launcht staff, Emmanuel Onuoha who will be joining Launcht as our new General Manager. Emmanuel has worked with Launcht for a number of years as a contractor … Continue reading

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Freeman White Moves On From Launcht

I’m writing to let you all know that I need to step away from Launcht for personal family reasons. Launcht will continue to serve its clients to the utmost and will now be led by my valiant co-founder Spencer Taylor … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Whirlwind of a Crowdfunding Internship

When I accepted Freeman’s offer to join the Launcht team as an intern back in February, I had little idea what I was getting myself into. I was familiar with crowdfunding — mainly, I will admit, with the big third-party … Continue reading

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The Rise (and Fall) of Niche Crowdfunding

It all sounds pretty good in theory: local, self-hosted platforms that serve one specific niche in the overall crowdfunding market. These platforms could consolidate all of the crowdfunding traffic in their chosen community or demographic — be it cat lovers, … Continue reading

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Protecting Consumers in the Donation Crowdfunding Market

On Monday, Smithsonian published an article projecting that transparency issues in the donation crowdfunding market will eventually lead to “a big, public fallout” as donors who have been duped into contributing to misleading tech campaigns begin to hold platforms responsible. … Continue reading

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Platform-Free vs. Ad-Hoc: What’s the Difference?

When the founders of Lockitron — a keyless entry hardware system — had their project kicked off of Kickstarter in 2012, they took an uncommon route to launching their campaign: coding their own crowdfunding software. They then released that software … Continue reading

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The Rise of Platform-Free Crowdfunding

When Launcht came onto the crowdfunding scene in 2011, it provided a product that was the first of its kind: a white-label crowdfunding system that organizations could wrap their branding around and build into their existing webpages. Now, just three years … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding Exemptions

When its newly-passed legislation went live on June 1, Wisconsin became the 11th state since 2011 to pass its own intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption, allowing general solicitation of funds within state borders. These 11 states have all taken matters into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding and Craft Beer

Back in December, Michigan joined the host of states that have preempted the completion of the JOBS act by passing their own intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption, allowing non-accredited investors to invest in startups within state lines. Five months later, Tecumseh … Continue reading

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