In each episode of Successfully Funded, The founding member's of Woodshed Agency talks to and deconstruct currently successful world-class crowdfunding campaigns from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, games, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more. I like talking to and learning about success, and I bet you'll like the conversations I have.
Prior Guests Include: Woolly, Kickoff Labs, Albicchiere, Vampire: The Masquerade, and many many more.
Episode 233 - Kickbooster (Pledge Manager)
On Episode 233 of Successfully Funded, I got to reconnect with Shelby Olson from Kickbooster. This time we got to chat about Kickboosters latest tool to help creators, their brand new Pledge Manager. Kickbooster’s Pledge Manager aims to integrate with popular e-commerce platforms, Pledge Manager enables creators to pull products in from their e-commerce store and manage their backer’s pledges as they would order in their store. Creators without existing e-commerce stores can use Kickbooster’s Pledge Manager as an opportunity to set a store up and continue post-campaign sales.
“Creators, specifically repeat crowdfunding creators, don’t want to waste their time setting up products and configuring all of their settings in a pledge manager, just to have to do it all over again when they start selling their product online,” said Evgeny Gotfrid, Product Manager at Kickbooster. “This is a challenge our pledge manager aims to solve.”
Kickbooster’s Pledge Manager leverages the checkout built by parent company, Bold Commerce, to provide creators and backers with a reliable and secure transaction experience.
Pledge Manager also aims to address some of the common complaints creators have about similar products on the market. Kickbooster focuses on a performance-based pricing model, structuring its fees around the funds raised in Kickbooster instead of charging a fee based on the funds raised during the crowdfunding campaign— an approach that is notably different from competing products. The software company also excludes shipping from its fee calculation, something creators are dinged on during their campaign and after with most other pledge management solutions.
Pledge Manager has been in a closed beta for the past few months and is now open for public access. Creators can learn more and register to use the product by visiting kickbooster.me/pledgemanager.
Episode 232 - Tidbyt
On episode 232 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with the creators of the Kickstarter campaign, Tidbyt. Tidbyt is a lo-fi smart display that gives you the weather, stocks, transit, and a whole lot more. Use Tidbyt to check the weather, or when your train is arriving. Track your favorite stock tickers, or your Dogecoin holdings 🐶. Tidbyt comes in a solid walnut enclosure and looks pretty great on your desk or bookshelf. Set it up once with your phone, and it stays updated through its own Wi-Fi connection.
Episode 231 - EWILAN'S QUEST
On episode 231 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Sophie Saget from the Kickstarter campaign Ewilan’s Quest. Ewilan’s Quest will be an animated series. This means that each episode’s plot will connect with the following episode’s plot over one, two, or even three seasons.
Currently, they are in the first stage of the project, and that’s the development stage. Sophie talks about tackling the task of adapting Pierre Bottero’s work into episodes for the series, writing narrative arcs, and laying out the graphics.
Episode 230 - FORT, Magnetic Pillow Fort
On episode 230 of the Successfully Funded Podcast, I got to talk with Conor Lewis from the successfully funded Kickstarter, FORT, Magnetic Pillow Fort. Most blocks and play furniture lack the ✨ MAGIC ✨ that we wanted in our house, so Coner designed the FORT from the ground up to have all the pieces, shapes, and functionality that the modern parent needs. Best of all, it's not your couch cushions! 12 pieces and 5 shapes strike the perfect balance to help keep your kids engaged and your couch cushions intact. It won’t be long until you are building with the FORT too, I mean who doesn’t love a pillow fort?!? Also, on today's episode is a secret unreleased Sugar People cover song. So make sure you stay tuned till the end of the episode.
Episode 229 - QuenchSea Rebroadcast
On episode 229 of Successfully Funded - a rebroadcast of episode 202, complete with new intro and musical guest - I spoke with Hannah Forbes from the Indiegogo campaign, QuenchSea: Turn Seawater into Freshwater. QuenchSea is a groundbreaking, low-cost, portable, manually powered device that instantly turns seawater into drinkable freshwater. It is the world’s only low-cost portable seawater desalination device, and it is the ultimate survival tool! Check out their Indiegogo campaign today. Listen to the end for musical guest the Erers!
Episode 228 - Josh Ledgard of KickoffLabs (Rebroadcast)
Episode 228 is a rebroadcast of an episode when we talked with Josh Ledgard, founder of KickoffLabs. KickoffLabs helps you grow your audience so you can reach new customers. They believe in simple tools that create smarter campaigns to amplify your audience by delivering higher conversion rates and social engagement. Their goal is to help established businesses grow and new businesses to launch. Any dumb tool can generate a landing page for you. But running a smarter campaign with KickoffLabs creates engagement and delivers more return on investment than traditional techniques. Their campaigns leverage the combined power of conversion-focused landing pages and widgets, social media referrals for increased virality, and regular follow-up through email. Check out their awesome product here! And listen all the way to the end for musical guests Volcano and the New Radio Standard!
Awesome show. Thanks so much!
Love the different perspectives offered each week from various Kickstarter creators! Fun, informative and easy to listen to.
Great interview and podcaster
Love time with Jeff, he is amazing with his questions, quite entertaining...