Book Recommendations for Crowdfunding

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Success, and Impact the World
By Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Success, and Impact the World describes how crowd-operated and exponential technologies work and how they can help business owners. A large part of the book is dedicated to crowdfunding, offering practical advice to would-be entrepreneurs about how to leverage popular crowdfunding platforms and launch million-dollar campaigns. The book also provides insight into the power of communities, showing how entrepreneurs can build up communities of individuals eager to help them realize their goals.


The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Start-Up with Equity Funding Portals
By Cliff Ennico

An expert in small business and law, Cliff Ennico is well versed in the world of equity crowdfunding. In The Crowdfunding Handbook, he shares this knowledge, outlining a clear set of do’s and don’ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners who want to fund a startup. Though much of this book focuses on equity crowdfunding of American businesses, it also offers practical advice to guide business owners in Canada, showing how to choose between the various platforms, how to set up a successful campaign, and much more.


Crowdfunding Intelligence: The No-Nonsense Guide to Raising Investment Funds on the Internet
By Chris Buckingham

Crowdfunding Intelligence provides any entrepreneur or business with the tools and information they need to launch and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. Featuring insights and advice from crowdfunding experts and from the creators of crowdfunding platforms themselves, this book shows you how crowdfunding success can be achieved and how your dream project can become a reality.


Equity Crowdfunding for Investors: A Guide to Risks, Returns, Regulations, Funding Portals, Due Diligence, and Deal Terms
By David M. Freedman and Matthew R. Nutting

Instead of focusing on how to launch crowdfunding campaigns, this book provides guidance to contributors – individuals who want to invest wisely in equity crowdfunding campaigns. The book urges excited would-be investors to take a step back and think practically about their investments. It explains how such campaigns work and details investor limits and requirements, portfolio strategy, deal terms, and much more. Readers will learn how to make informed decisions about crowdfunding and understand best practices for finding, researching, evaluating, and buying into potentially profitable startups.

Crowdfunding 101
Monday, January 15, 2018. 7–8:30PM at Aaniin Library
Thinking of funding your venture through crowdfunding? Come hear some basic tips and tricks about how to prepare a successful crowdfunding campaign from expert Khierstyn Ross. Learn what products are a good fit for crowdfunding, how to market your crowdfunding campaign, and much more!