Robot Dog Raises $1,000,000 For Indie Film About Scooters

You’ve heard the buzz: the script was written by an AI in 0.25 seconds; filming took place over one weekend at CES in a hotel room in Las Vegas; it’s received pre-release acclaim from TechCrunch, Wired, O Magazine, Buzzfeed, The NY Times, a wall outlet, Uphill Quarterly, and TIME magazine; and it’s expected to win…

Jane Charles: Changing the World, One Film at a Time (Part 2)

Even when passion is limitless, time and energy are not. To create lasting change, idealism must be combined with realism. Impact Producer Jane Charles keeps this in mind every time she is choosing a project. “The decision about ‘what’s next’ is less about a next project, and more about what I can do to continue…

Jane Charles: Changing the World, One Film at a Time (Part 1)

With 20+ years in the film industry, producer Jane Charles has seen her share of projects come and go. “It’s a miracle when a feature film actually gets made,” she says. She got her start in the film industry producing on-set behind-the-scenes interviews, and worked her way to becoming an executive producer and then an…

A Question of Values: the Brave New World of Investing

According to the old rules of investing, only rich people could invest in the richest deals. The chance to be an early backer (and reap the biggest profits) of a promising young startup like Uber or Airbnb was limited to accredited investors only—people deemed wealthy enough by the SEC/United States government to be able to…

Deal Momentum

Money attracts money. That’s fortunate when you have it—not so fortunate when you’re on the needing-money end. To first-time entrepreneurs especially, raising funds for a new venture can seem like an impossible task. As Inc. Magazine says, “Many investors want to be early… But no one wants to be the very first.” It can seem like everyone in…

Examples of Great Crowdfunding Pitch Videos

Seed&Spark Clear statement of the historical problem. Clear narrative of a trend, and how the Seed&Spark product fits into the emerging ecosystem of on-demand multimedia generation. Excellent mix of high-def footage and stock photography. Sharp, bright, and easy to follow. Rayton Solar Starts with a personal story. Bursting graphic overlay to show off technical specs of Rayton…

Blak Box Featured in New Crowdfunding Book

Congratulations to Melinda Moore on her new book, HOW TO RAISE MONEY: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CROWDFUNDING. It’s available now for purchase and gives wonderful, pertinent insight into learning about the current trends in crowdfunding. We’re very proud that Blak Box Group is featured in the book! Thank you, Melinda!

Crowdfunding Prelaunch: YouVeeShield

The Blak Box Group is excited to announce our crowdfunding prelaunch of YouVeeShield, a thermoplastic elastomer glove that blocks 99.96% of the UV Light emitted from the UV Lamps during gel manicures & pedicures. YouVeeShield Founder Renee Albera says, “Gel Manicures are immensely popular today, but despite looking for available solutions to the UV exposure, nothing adequate currently…

Crowdfunding & What Is On The Horizon

Crowdfunding. By now, you may have heard of it, or you may know about it at a very basic level. But what it is it? Rewards. Equity. Reg A+. Title III. Influencers. Analytics. Social Media. Public Relations. There are so many moving parts that it can easily make someone’s head spin. Yet, we here at…