Crowdfunding - a 2013 Business Mega-trend

Crowdfunding - a 2013 Business Mega-trend Avatar Posted by jennybhatt under Startups
From 1054 days ago
Made Hot by: Big Business Boogaloo on January 14, 2013 3:02 am
In 2012, crowdfunding for entrepreneurs / startups rose to a whole new level. This latest update from Kickstarter, 1 of today’s 700+ global crowdfunding sites/platforms, gives some food for thought. The US JOBS Act, going into effect this year, will change how small businesses raise capital.


Written by lyceum
1042 days ago

Jenny: What's your favorite type of tea? You could follow my ongoing progress at I have also set up two new sites: and

Written by jennybhatt
1042 days ago

Thanks, I'll check out your sites.

My favorite tea? Earl Grey right now, but it changes from time to time. :)

Written by lyceum
1047 days ago


"Do you see a way to leverage crowdfunding – directly or indirectly – for your business / venture / startup? If not, why not? If yes, how?"

I want to kick start my new personalized tea business with the help of crowdfunding. I want to test it on my passion and see if a hobby could turn into a small business.

"Have you invested – are you a “presumer”? How was/is your experience? What dos and don’ts would you share with other potential investors?"

I have invested in a deli snacks projects via a site called FundedByMe. I am still waiting for the snacks, but I have a good contact with person who started it.

Written by jennybhatt
1047 days ago

That's great, Lyceum. Tea is my favorite cuppa too. I'm really curious how you will get on with it - do let us know if you'll be posting your ongoing progress somewhere we can follow along.

And I was not aware of "FundeddByMe" - will check them out.

Thanks for the responses. Much appreciated.

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