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SocialCam
05-08-2013, 01:57 PM
You know the crowdfunding industry is taking off when one of the biggest names in business gets involved. Well, Donald Trump has done just that. he has launched his very own crowdfunding platform which works in a similar way as Kickstarter does, except for the fact that Trump himself will be funding some of the projects entirely. In addition, he will frequently be tweeting projects he likes. If anyone can compete with the two giants of the industry, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Trump and Fundanything.com (http://fundanything.com) may be what it takes.

Trump is launching the new platform with businessman Bill Zanker, who hosted a launch event at the Trump tower this morning. Trumps said “What I’m trying to do is bring crowdfunding away from the Brooklyn hipsters and bring it to the masses.”

FundAnything.com will charge project creators a 5% fee on projects which meet their funding goal, while those projects which do not meet their goals will be charged 9%.

Here are some links about the new platform:
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/07/donald-trump-gets-into-crowdfunding/
http://allthingsd.com/20130508/donald-trump-launches-fundanything-a-kickstarter-clone-meant-to-bring-crowdfunding-to-the-masses/
http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/08/new-trump-injected-crowdfunding-site-will-not-really-make-your-dreams-come-true/
http://mashable.com/2013/05/08/donald-trump-fundanything/

smartinvestor
05-13-2013, 07:20 AM
If anyone can compete with the two giants of the industry, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Trump and Fundanything.com may be what it takes.

You'd think so, but didn't Trump get involved with some sort of MLM not too long ago that didn't seem to live up to full expectations?

startingtrends
05-20-2013, 11:01 AM
I think it has the star/celebrity power going for it and a good name in FundAnything for branding purposes but my question is other than that what does this funding portal offer that others don't? I think it has potential but I just don't currently see what differentiates this particular intermediary from what others are already providing in the industry?