More than 50 people registered for the first West Side PubTalk on May 20 at the Golden Valley Brewery to learn about Crowdfunding. Ryan Frayne and Zeke Comusio with Windcatcher Technology and Mike Whitehead and Ron Khormaei wtih FINEX Cast Iron Cookware shared their lessons learned from their recent Crowdfunding experience. Windcatcher Technology raised $149,405 in 30 days, 298% of their fundraising goal, and FINEX raised $211,027 in 30 days, 844% of their fundraising goal.
The overriding message was: Crowdfunding is a lot of work! That work spans the effort done prior to the campaign, preparing a video and the other marketing preparation, then gets very intense while the campaign is active - 30 days for both companies. And then comes the challenge of tooling-... Read more