It’s been three weeks since we announced the launch of our crowdfunding campaign. Now with the support of more than 100 backers, we’re uniting to build an army of collectors; one that will be strong enough to influence how the $450 billion collectible and licensing market moves forward. To help ensure we can get there, our goal for the next two weeks is to grow to 500 backers worldwide.
Throughout the campaign so far, we’ve received two important pieces of feedback. The first is that people don’t quite understand what crowdfunding is. The second is if it would be possible to lower the minimum investment. Well I’m here to assure you that we are ready to help with both requests.
First off, what the heck is crowdfunding?
It used to be that investing in awesome projects and great teams (and potentially lots of $$$) was just for the top 1%. But now, thanks to the JOBS Act, EVERYONE gets the opportunity to own a piece of something great that they love! Equity crowdfunding allows anyone to invest in early-stage, pre-IPO companies that they believe will do great things! What this means is that when you invest in hobbyDB, you will actually own a piece of the company. And, if all goes well, have the potential to reap the rewards of the business.
The power of 500 backers
hobbyDB is the very first company in its space designed to be owned by collectors and fans!
In the past, we raised funding the more traditional route. But, when we discovered the opportunity of crowdfunding, we decided that we had to give our communities a chance to own what we are all working to build. We believe hobbyDB and its sister brands, PopPriceGuide and The Toy Peddler, get their strength from the powerful communities that are behind them. By uniting collectors and fans of all kinds, we’ll be able to become the ultimate collectible influencers and create a resource that we all love to use. We’re not quite there yet, but with the power of the community behind us, we’ll be able to build and innovate so much faster and develop the tools that the community really wants.
An important piece of helping our community become backers of hobbyDB is making sure that the minimum investment amount isn’t too high. So when some of you told us the $220 minimum wasn’t within your budgets, we heard you loud and clear. So, we lowered the $220 price point minimum to just $110.
By becoming a hobbyDB backer, you’re helping us build the ULTIMATE resource for collectors and fans worldwide. A place where you can explore, track, and most importantly, safely buy and sell collectibles. With your involvement, we’re powering a movement that unites fans across the “collector-verse”, and pays tribute to our shared passions.
Now is your chance to join collectors worldwide in disrupting the $450 billion collectible and fan merch industry. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a hobbyDB backer and our vision at our Wefunder profile.
Need more convincing?
Don’t take our word for it! Get to know some of our newest backers and shareholders and see what some of them have to say…
Also if you haven’t watched the video – check out some of our awesome hobbyDB collectors here –