Welcome!

News Feed Item

Missing Link in Crowdfunding Sites Offered By CrowdIt

CrowdIt introduces business professionals as mentors and service providers as a part of the crowdfunding process

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), the first company to bring business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience, introduced its "Suits" portal as part of the continued rollout of the startup's next-generation crowdfunding platform.

CrowdIt introduces business professionals as mentors and service providers as a part of the crowdfunding process. Company CEO says it’s not just about the funding, but, learning how to execute on your business ideas that fosters success.

Crowdfunding platforms offer the ability to raise funds for all kinds of projects. But the services stop there. A good business manager knows that capital is only part of the success equation. Without networking, established connections and legitimate business experience, a fledgling business owner is unprepared for the realities of efficient and responsible management practices. What if crowdfunding platforms offered both financing opportunities and mentoring/networking capabilities? One does: CrowdIt.

"The funding event is only one piece of the success equation for people pursuing their dreams through crowdfunding," said Jason Graf, co-founder and CEO of CrowdIt. "What's been missing isn't the focus on financial help, but, 'people' assistance. Any successful small business knows that it takes a 'village' of experienced professionals in various capacities to turn a dream into a reality. That's what CrowdIt's focus is and what we've seen is lacking in today's crowdfunding sites. We are excited to be the first to provide these resources as we feel it is the most important ingredient in achieving small business success."

CrowdIt is the only crowdfunding site to incorporate business networking, mentorship opportunities and ancillary services support as critical elements of the crowdfunding experience. Accredited business professionals, from lawyers and accountants to accredited investors and consultants, can now create account profiles, similar to LinkedIn, for exclusive access and networking opportunities with project owners (Dreamers) to provide support and guidance before, during and after fundraising takes place. Starting now lawyers, accountants, consultants, accredited investors and other experienced business professionals can apply to join the CrowdIt community to connect with and support new ventures in the crowdfunding space.  Below are some of the many reasons to become a Suit on CrowdIt.com:

  • Exclusive Access to Projects (before they go live)
  • Localized Business Leads / Client Base
  • Internetwork Communication Capabilities
  • Advantageous Marketing Opportunities
  • Crowdfunding Certification Opportunities
  • Broad Dissemination of a Suit's Resources and Content
  • Credibility / Thought Leadership
  • And much more!

To apply to be a Suit on CrowdIt.com, please visit: https://www.crowdit.com/account/whats-a-suit.

CrowdIt represents an entirely new approach to crowdfunding with a clear mission – to combine business support mechanisms with fundraising opportunities by incorporating much-needed expert advice, peer review, online collaboration and business networking into the core functionality of its site. The inclusion of "Suits" into the crowdfunding ecosystem expands upon the landscape of business opportunities today, whereby creating a new online marketplace for business development.

"Providing additional functionality and support beyond funding within an online crowdfunding environment is an excellent way to bridge the gap between the fundraising initiatives of today and the goal of commercial success in the future," explained Dr. Richard Swart, director of research, Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance at UC Berkeley. "More and more business is being done via the internet every single day and there is absolutely a desire for online collaboration, networking and new ways for people to exchange ideas and services."

To learn more, please visit (http://www.crowdit.com) – and don't just dream it, CrowdIt!

Engage/Share/Tweet This:

Are you a #business pro? #CrowdIt @DontJustDreamIt adds Suits into the #crowdfunding experience! https://www.crowdit.com/account/whats-a-suit

About CrowdIt
Based in Springfield, MO, CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com) is the first company to bring business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience. Unlike first-generation crowdfunding sites, CrowdIt offers more than a place to raise capital. It is a community of Dreamers, Believers and Suits who believe in the power of an idea, passion or project. CrowdIt presents an end-to-end crowdfunding community that promotes success after funding, through networking, peer review and expert advice. A start-up, CrowdIt is privately held and backed by venture capital firm Baron VC. For more information, please visit (www.crowdit.com).

Media Contact:
Jeremy Douglas
Catapult PR-IR
303-581-7760, ext. 16
[email protected]

CrowdIt logo.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/LA94068-INFO

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130521/LA18669LOGO

SOURCE CrowdIt

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the time for a truly global DX event, to bring together the leading minds from the technology world in a conversation about Digital Transformation," he said in making the announcement.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Conference Guru has been named “Media Sponsor” of the 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to gre...
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develop...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...