Services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been home to may great startups. A handful of industry-changing products have come from these crowdfunding sites. The problem is – in a way, these are just a bunch of startups throwing spaghetti at the wall (and sometimes it sticks). Anyone can go in there and crowd-fund anything… even potato salad. So what gives?
Enter CrowdedRocket, a service that is bringing a whole new way to look at crowdfunding. CrowdedRocket is selective, efficient and brings a tailored experience for both companies and funders. It won’t be a sea of startups of unknown precedence, CrowdedRocket campaigns will be chosen for their quality and promising future.
How CrowdedRocket it works
Think of Crowded Rocket as going to the tailor for a suit, as opposed to hitting up your general retailer. CrowdedRocket personalizes crowdfunding. A curated list of startups is chosen by industry leaders and influencers each month, this does include people like Myriam Joire, Julien Blin, Robert Scoble, and Yobie Benjamin.
After a startup is selected, CrowdedRocket helps them through all the steps. This includes support in creating campaigns, messaging, video services, social media and PR marketing. CrowdedRocket sets them up for success, setting itself up as an incubator (the classic way of pushing startups).
Once a startup has been successfully funded, CrowdedRocket gets them in touch with venture capitals to try and get additional funding.
CrowdedRocket is brand new and fresh! It launched today, at 10 AM Pacific. You can go check out their website and see the first startups they are hosting. This includes products like the imp computer, Hoop Tracker, ClipSmart, Moodmetric and the MyBiody Balance.
I have my eye on the imp open source computer. It looks like an interesting HTPC device. Which of this month’s CrowdedRocket campaigns is your favorite?