| | 15 Lecciones

  • 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:47    |    
    The challenges of funding
    • Crowdfunding Liberty
    • The Flowhive on Indiegogo
  • 07:47    |    
    The history of funding
  • A fast-moving digital finance industry
  • 11:48    |    
    The multiple perks of crowdfunding
  • 15:12    |    
    Examples of successful crowdfunding
    • Small businesses considering expansion
    • Retailers evaluating trends
    • Individuals disrupting nonprofits
    • Venture capitalists mitigating risk
    • Banks offering crowdfunding products
    • Companies creating consumer relationships
    • Taxes crowdfunding projects
  • 31:15    |    
    The macro view: What industry are you in?
  • 33:40    |    
    Three myths of entrepreneurship
    • 1. You need a business plan
    • 2. Being an entrepreneur is linear
    • 3. Your mom will never understand what you do
  • 42:13    |    
    Questions and comments section
    • Is it ethical and sustainable that certain tech companies are valued so highly? Are we in another tech bubble?
    • How do you think alternate currencies will affect the financial market?
    • What is the difference between small funding projects and larger campaigns that have very high capital requirement, especially since individuals are notn allowed to collect equity yet?
    • What do you think about the future of equity crowdfunding?
    • How did you get your first projects and your first donors to those projects?
  • 49:27    |    
    Final remarks
  • 49:59    |    
    Final credits

MIT GSW 2015: Evolution and Future of Funding

  | 27 de marzo de 2015  | Vistas: 14

Comercio Emprendimiento Finanzas Startups

Slava Rubin, co-founder of Indiegogo, the revolutionary crowdfunding and fundraising platform, shares his take on the progression and prospects of the funding industry. Rubin describes how the concept of crowdfunding has helped overcome the persistent challenges of raising money. The idea of collecting money through a common technology is as old as Pulitzer’s campaign to fund the assembly of the statue of Liberty. Today, Indiegogo has helped businesses like the Flowhive - a simple, yet revolutionary apiculture technology- raise millions of dollars in a short amount of time.

Crowdfunding is not just about raising money, however. It is the ultimate market validation tool that allows entrepreneurs and companies to test their target, promote themselves, and create direct relationships with consumers. Crowdfunding is successful in many different capacities, from trend evaluation for product placement, to volunteer help for personal projects. It provides viability testing for business owners seeking expansion, and for venture capitalists looking to mitigate risk. For Rubin, the power of crowdfunding technology is only growing larger, soon reaching into tax distribution and government projects. This is the future of the funding industry. Are you in?


Slava Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo. Previously, he…