What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding seems to be a hot topic these days - you hear about it all the time, but chances are you might not know...

Kickstarter Interview with Kevlar Playing Cards 175%+ funded

Tell us how Kevlar Playing cards come about, what inspired it? Are they really bullet proof? All of my Kickstarter Projects have be inspired by...

My Experience Crowdfunding a Kids Book in Hong Kong

Last year I crowdfunded "My Hong Kong Vehicles Book" through Next Chapter Ventures. Here's what I learned. Something you need to know upfront: crowdfunding is hard...

Atom, the portable battery with a built-in power outlet on Indiegogo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2F92U27gDk] Tell us about the built-in power outlet. How did you come up with the idea? In 2014, ATOM began as a project in our...

Crowdfunding Roundup in Hong Kong April 2016 Edition

Crowdfunding is a great way for entrepreneurs to raise funds, build awareness and community around their innovation or invention. Here is a roundup of the...

Hong Kong Crowdfunding Roundup

Every month, Jumpstart will provide readers with an update on new and interesting crowdfunded campaigns to watch in Hong Kong. In this week's posts we are...

Crowdfunding Roundup in Hong Kong May 2016 Edition

Crowdfunding is a way for entrepreneurs to raise funds and build a community around their project or invention. Here is a roundup of the...

Interview with Fringebacker.com

Tell us about Fringebacker! FringeBacker is the world’s only entirely bilingual crowdfunding website, with everything in English and Chinese. It's an online platform for creative,...

Crowdfunding campaign buys private beach for the public In New Zealand

In New Zealand, 40,000 public donations helped the government buy the NZD 2 million Awaroa Inlet, which will be turned into a national park. Crowdfunding...

How to Launch Your Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

This is an excerpt from Kristen Palana’s new book, Crowdfunding Confidential: Raise Money For You and Your Cause.  It’s Fundraising Time! We’re halfway up the mountain...

Smart speaker reads emotions to play music

MOODBOX can sense your mood on any day, at any time. By keeping a diary of your moods, you can easily find out if...

4 Essentials for Crowdfunding Success

Jumpstart talked to three startups that have successfully navigated the choppy waters of crowd funding to hit their target and get the funding needed...

Why do CrowdFunding Campaigns Fail?

Crowdfunding…… it’s the very latest catchphrase that promises to “make your dream a reality.” Got a great idea? You’re in business. Whack it up on one...

Social robot teaches children a foreign language

Built by Flash Robotics, EMYS is an interactive robot capable of expressing emotion and teaching children one word of a foreign language per day. Helping...

The Maker Movement And The Rise of Crowdfunding

From where I sit, Hong Kong has already been crowned a new role and is well on its way to becoming a very important...

Crowdfunding for the Start-up Ecosystem

“I really need a platform that can allow me to reach Asian audiences…” explained Wouter van Marle at a recent SparkRaise crowdfunding meetup. Wouter’s hydroponics...

5 Unexpected Benefits of a Crowdfunding Campaign That Help You Grow

You develop an engaged audience Believe it or not, the audience you develop throughout the course of a crowdfunding campaign is the most engaged customer...

Interview with SunPort, $120,599 raised on Kickstarter (160% funded)

Tell us about SunPort! SunPort is a device that allows anyone to plug in and use solar power out of the grid, without needing to...

How to Produce a GREAT Crowdfunding Video

The purpose of a crowdfunding video is to ask people who you’ve never met to believe in something that you feel so strongly about....

Chinese dating app, Tantan, raises US$70 million in Series D funding

Known as China's Tinder, Tantan has raised US$70 million in their latest round of Series D funding. The company is looking to monetize their...