Successfully Funded

Episode 120 - Sheerly Genius

An episode of Successfully Funded

By Jeff Wenzel
In each episode of Successfully Funded, Jeff "fuzzy" Wenzel 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 Scott Thrift (Today), Alan Teng (Linkbook Pro), Ray Wu (Wynd), John Reumerman (Woodiehub), Edorado Carlotti (War
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Episode 157 - Leagueswype
In episode 157 I got to talk with Darius Grandberry from the Startengine campaign Leagueswype. Leagueswype is the ultimate way to commission season-long fantasy play. It is a debit card with a personality and a mobile wallet perfect for the fantasy sports community. Users can collect, store, and transfer money in an efficient and secure manner via instantaneous transfers to and from linked credit or debit card accounts. However, aside from offering a quick, easy, and secure solution for transferring funds, the application also provides a suite of features that streamlines the user’s fantasy sports experience. Instead of keeping track of multiple sites, players can manage all of their leagues on one easy-to-use platform by integrating Leagueswype with their favorite fantasy sites. It’s a convenient way to manage all rosters and wallets. The platform also provides users a way to engage with their peers via direct messaging and message board features. Who doesn’t need an easy way to talk a little smack? Furthermore, fantasy players can access up to date and relevant sports related news, with the source and subject of content tailored to their preferences for a customized experience. Finally, users can save money and score discounts by taking advantage of offerings made exclusively to them. All of this in a secure environment across web and mobile devices. Check out their equity crowdfunding campaign today.
September 19, 2019
Episode 156 - Vegan Fine Foods
In episode 156, I got to talk with Steven Smith from the company Vegan Fine Foods. VFF opened their flagship store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March 2018, but the journey began long before that. It started in May, 1997. After years in graduate school, Steven gained a lot of weight and his health was failing. That led to the decision to take control of his health, cleanse his system, and get back on track. It led to the decision to change from a fast-food, meat-based diet to a plant-based, vegan diet.
August 22, 2019
Episode 155 - TBJ Gourmet
In episode 155 I got to sit down and talk with Michael Oraschewsky Chief Executive Boar @ TBJ Gourmet. TBJ's trendsetting and award-winning products are sold direct to consumers online and through a network of 5 Event Sales Representatives, on QVC, in 5,500 retail food stores including Walmart, Acme, and Shop-rite and served in 1,000 restaurants. Totally bootstrapped, they went from $100k Year 1 revenue to just under $1 million in Year 5. Right now they are raising capital to fuel the fire following our proven roadmap: testing new products, restaurants to drive product awareness, retail for the win. Check out their Wefunder equity crowdfunding campaign.
August 2, 2019
Episode 154 - Optimus
In episode 154, I got to talk with OPTIMUS project creator Yi Zhang about their premium luggage now on Kickstarter. Optimus luggage is durable, timeless and at the lowest possible price. 
May 24, 2019
Episode 153 - TIMIO
In Episode 153 I got to talk with Basile Fattal from the successful Kickstarter campaign, TIMIO. TIMIO is an educational audio and music player that uses magnetic discs to unlock a library of curated content, from nursery rhymes and lullabies to fairy tales and vocabulary, all in 5 different languages: ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN and DUTCH. TIMIO consists of two parts: the Portable Digital Audio Player and the Interactive Content Discs that activate the content on the Digital Audio Player.  Unlike other kids' audio players on the market, TIMIO is interactive.      Not only does it allow children to select the content they’d like to play, but with the vocabulary discs, TIMIO will also quiz the child to find an item. Children are more engaged and this interactivity reinforces the learning process.    
April 2, 2019
Episode 152 - INUBOX
In episode 152 I got to talk with the creators of INUBOX. INUBOX captures, processes & contains liquid and solid dog waste in a hygienic way. After each use, it releases a treat for your dog’s training. Our patented process prevents bad odors & delivers an eco-friendly sealed bag for disposal. INUBOX is THE next step for your smart home.
March 27, 2019
Episode 151 - World Tree
In episode 151 - I got to talk with Wendy Burton, CEO of World Tree.  Wendy, is unabashed in her commitment to the three P’s: Planet, People, and Profit. Otherwise known as “The Tree Lady” Wendy has spent the last 17 years promoting the economic and environmental benefits of the Empress Splendor tree. Wendy, as a self-confessed tree-hugger, is living proof that it is possible to combine business savvy with a passion for improving the environment. She believes that everyone can make a difference and that one of the most powerful ways to do that is through investing. The World Tree Carbon Offset Program is a sustainable timber investment based on the Empress Splendor tree, the fastest growing tree in the world. Empress trees provide valuable hardwood lumber within just 10 years. They also absorb 11 times more carbon than any other tree. Participants in the program both offset their carbon footprint and share in the profits, if any, of the sale of the lumber. World Tree investments are available in Canada and the USA.
March 22, 2019
Episode 150 - Carter Malloy
In episode 150 I got to talk with creator Carter Malloy about his new equity crowdfunding platform,  Acretrader. AcreTrader was created with a simple mission: provide investors direct access to the highly attractive asset class of farmland. Before AcreTrader, an investor’s options were extremely limited in gaining exposure to this alternative asset, and what few options there were carried the burden of high fees, limited or no liquidity (often 10+ years of capital commitment) and/or no control over portfolio composition.
March 19, 2019
Episode 149 - Straton Legera Watch
In episode 149 - I got to talk with Kyle Schut from the successful Kickstarter Straton Legera Watch. Straton Watch Co. ® was established in 2015 by watch and car enthusiast Kyle. Combining his passions, he created a brand which has successfully launched four Kickstarter campaigns to date for various Straton watches and delivered more than 6000 watches worldwide. Kyle is proud to present his latest retro creation the "Legera". The Legera Standard and Legera Bullhead is available with two movement options for each of the cases, either the Swiss Made Valjoux 7750 Automatic for the Legera Bullhead, and  Valjoux 7753 Automatic for the Legera Standard. The Quartz versions will house the Seiko/TMI VK67 meca-quartz for the Legera Bullhead and Seiko/TMI VK63 meca-quartz for the Legera Standard. Why have we chosen both Automatic and Quartz movements? Some customers prefer Automatic movement and some prefer a Quartz movement, price is a decision factor.
March 15, 2019
Episode 148 - Dango Modular Watches
In Episode 148, I got to talk with the creators of Dango Modular Watches. The watches have been in development for over one year and they wanted to create a collection that compliments and completes their everyday gear. When they decided to enter the market, they wanted to do it their way, with every detail unique to the vision and built from ground zero. Introducing the TREK, a field watch, DIVE, a sport watch that accompanies you on every adventure, and CHRONO, an automotive inspired chronograph watch. Check out their Kickstarter.
March 12, 2019
Episode 147 - Alison Buehler
In episode 147 I got to talk with Alison Buehler about her successful Kickstarter campaign, Relatable Chapter Book Series for Diverse Developing Readers. Only 15% of African American 4th graders in Mississippi scored at the proficient reading level on the National Literacy Exam last year. That number is unacceptable. Children become fluent readers by DEVOURING early chapter book series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, or Magic Tree House.  There are virtually NO popular chapter book series written by African American authors. Only 7% of all children's books are authored by African American, Native American, and Hispanic Americans combined. How likely are kids to love reading if they never encounter a character they can relate to? Take a moment to listen to our amazing conversation to learn more about this successful Kickstarter campaign.
March 5, 2019
Episode 146 - Jonboy Meyers
In episode 146- I got to talk with artist Jonboy Meyers. Jonboy is currently running a successful Kickstarter campaign for his new volume 2 Sketchbook. Jonboy is, an Illustrator and Concept Designer for Toys, Video Games, Comic Books, Film and Animation.  Some of his current works are Concept and Design For Riot Games' LEAGUE OF LEGENDS Property, Rebooting SPAWN with Todd McFarlane, Rebooting TEEN TITANS for DC Comics, and Rebooting INHUMANS with Al Ewing for Marvel Comics. For more information check out his work here:
February 20, 2019
Episode 145 - Mark Roderick
In episode 145, I got to talk with corporate and securities lawyer, Mark Roderick. Since the JOBS Act of 2012, Mark has spent all of his time in the Crowdfunding space and today is one of the leading Crowdfunding and Fintech lawyers in the United States. To learn more about Mark, go to his website Mr. Roderick represents dozens of portals and other participants in the Crowdfunding industry, providing both technical knowledge and industry expertise. Mr. Roderick has spent more than 30 years representing entrepreneurs and their businesses in a wide variety of transactions, including: Counseling entrepreneurs through the formation, development, and growth of their businesses Raising money through private placements and venture capital Buying, selling, and investing in businesses Planning business transactions to minimize corporate and individual taxes Preparing Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, and Operating Agreements Protecting business goodwill through restrictive covenant (non-compete) agreements Compensating key employees using options and restricted stock Technology licensing and development
February 14, 2019
Episode 144 - Pharos Watches
In episode 144 - I got to talk with Alex Davis from the successful Kickstarter project, Pharos Watches. Pharos Watches is proud to announce the Sentinel Collection consisting of two models: the full lume Sentinel and sunburst Sentinel B.  The uniqueness of the Sentinel and Sentinel B is evident in the crown (which is lumed), lug curvature, and steel case finished with a variety of polished grooves and brushed notches. The defining feature of the Sentinel Collection is the usage of Swiss SuperLuminova in the dial and crown of each watch.  Inspired by the Pharos of Alexandria, their logo depicts four beams of light emanating downward from a central lighthouse. Additionally, the abundant lume in both the Sentinel and Sentinel B emits a glow reminiscent of the light that shines from a lighthouse. An accurate depiction of the Lighthouse of Alexandria is also engraved on each case back. For more information go to their Kickstarter today.   
February 12, 2019
In episode 143 - I got to talk with Jordan Draper from the Kickstarter campaign TOKYO SERIES TABLETOP GAMES. What is the TOKYO SERIES?? 12 unique games about life in Tokyo that can be played stand alone or mixed together! You can learn more about the series on his website, and read about the first three games that were on Kickstarter here. 
February 5, 2019
Episode 142 - Radiant Pain Relief
In episode 142 I got the chance to talk with Brendon Lundberg from Radiant Pain Relief about their upcoming Reg A+ Crowdfunding campaign. Radiant Pain Relief Centres offer a unique and progressive treatment for chronic pain, which helps retrain the brain and restore it back to a more normal, healthy perception of pain. We have treated hundreds of patients with nearly every type of chronic pain imaginable. On average, our patients experience an 84% reduction in pain, and more than 90% of our patients conclude therapy with a pain score of zero or near zero. By combining a highly refined care model with a novel FDA-cleared device known as Scrambler Therapy® we’re changing the way chronic pain is treated. Our patient-centered model uses this state of the art medical technology, which is non-invasive, non-drug based, safe and highly effective at significantly reducing, or completely eliminating, pain with lasting relief. This technology, along with a unique care and cost model, make our approach the most effective and appealing way to treat chronic pain.
January 29, 2019
Episode 55 - Maslow
Episode 55 is here! In this episode, I got to talk with Tom Beckett from the successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Maslow.
December 8, 2018
Episode 122 - Succulent Dragons
In Episode 122 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Stephanie Law from the Kickstarter campaign Succulent Dragons.
December 7, 2018
Episode 141 - UrmO
In episode 141, I got to talk with Sebastian Signer from the Kickstarter campaign, UrmO, UrmO is a ultra-light, foldable urban electric vehicle. Since 2016, UrmO has been developing a revolution in urban mobility, the foldable, self-balancing scooter. It's time to make a step into the future of mobility. Check out their campaign today - FYI: We had a tiny hiccup in the recording for about 1 minute. Don't freak out :)
October 25, 2018
Episode 140 - Wool Cross X
In this episode, I got to talk with Marcus and Romana from the Kickstarter campaign Wool Cross X. The Wool Cross X by Giesswein is the world’s first high-performance sport shoe with a 100% Merino wool lining. Designed with micro-grip technology and temperature regulating fabric, the Wool Cross X is sure to keep your feet happy on all of life’s trails.
October 2, 2018
Episode 139 - Machina Arcana
In episode 139, I got to talk with Juraj Bilic from the game Machina Arcana. Machina Arcana is a cooperative steampunk horror game for 1-4 players. Players take on the role of explorers thrown into dreadful halls, scratching for survival and progressing through the chapters from one of many horror stories. Even if they manage to stay alive till the end of the story, they will face a special mini game at the finale of each scenario. The unique environment, interactive inventory, combat mechanics and tactical diversity are all enveloped in an integral storytelling experience that provides both total immersion in the world and full replay value. But beware! A horde of unique and terrifying monsters are bent on destroying your party. If that isn’t enough, Horror itself disrupts and hinders any remaining hope in these comfortless chambers. Learn More -…/45…/machina-arcana-from-beyond
September 24, 2018
Episode 138 - Dale of Merchants
Episode 138 is in the books! Today I got to talk with Sami Laakso from the board game, Dale of Merchants. Dale of Merchants is a stand-alone deck building game and a storage solution for the DoM series. Great for fans and newcomers alike. Check out our converasation about what it takes to launch a successful board game on Kickstarter. Click he link to learn more -
September 13, 2018
Episode 137 - Gage and Tollner
In Episode 137, I got to talk with St John Frizell, Founder, Gage and Tollner. St. John and his partners are running a Wefunder campaign to help restore and reinvent this classic Brooklyn restaurant. GAGE & TOLLNER will feature a 70-seat dining room, a 40-seat bar area, two combinable private dining rooms that can seat up to 60, and a separate 30-seat tropical cocktail bar upstairs — the Sunken Harbor Club. The menu will be inspired by the original oyster and chophouse, but driven by fresh, local ingredients and the way people eat now. Our guests will be Downtown Brooklyn’s new and established residents, local professionals, patrons of the arts, and tourists from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and beyond. Check out their equity crowdfunding campaign today on Wefunder.
September 10, 2018
Episode 136 - Whyld River
In Episode 136, I got to talk with Rachel Bauman from the Kickstarter campaign, Whyld River's DoggyBag. From nights under the stars to last minute road trips The DoggyBag is meant to go everywhere with you. Just like your best friend. If you got a 4-legged best friend then back this campaign today:
September 6, 2018
Episode 135 - Thomas Fluharty
On Episode 135 of Successfully Funded, I get to talk with art wizard, Thomas Fluharty about The Prismacolor 901 Indigo Bleu Series Book on Kickstarter.
August 31, 2018
Episode 134 - Prova
In episode 135 of Successfully Funded, I got the chance to talk with Cameron Schiller from the #Kickstarter, Prova.
August 17, 2018
Episode 133 - Spyra One
In episode 133, I got to talk with Sebastian Walter from the awesome Kickstarter campaign, Spyra One.
August 13, 2018
Episode 132 - The Light Seer's Tarot
Episode 132 - I got the chance to interview Chris-Anne Donnelly about her Kickstarter campaign, The Light Seer's Tarot.
June 28, 2018
Episode 131 - Ovis
In episode 131, I got to talk with the founder of ForwardX Robotics about their Indiegogo campaign, Ovis.
June 14, 2018
Episode 130 - Dr.W
Today is episode 130 of Successfully Funded. My guest is Reinder Woudstra from the successful Kickstarter, DR.W.
May 31, 2018
Episode 129 - Darwin's Choice
In episode 129 I got to talk with Sam and Marc from the Kickstarter campaign, Darwin's Choice.
May 23, 2018
Episode 128 - Tropic
In episode 128 - I got to chat with Alberto Espinós about his #Kickstarter campaign, Tropic - The Ultimate Travel Shoe.
May 9, 2018
Episode 127 - BentoStack
Episode 128 - I got to talk with Mike Smart from the Indiegogo campaign, BentoStack
May 7, 2018
Episode 125 - Idolcam
In episode 125 - I talked with Jason Lam about his newest creation, Idolcam. The Pocketable 4k Gimbal Camera!
May 1, 2018
Episode 124 - HEROCLIP
Episode 124 - Mina Yoo from Heroclip and I got the chance to talk about her company and her successful Indiegogo campaign.
April 25, 2018
Episode 123 - Cogeo
Over the last 60 days or so, the team at Woodshed Agency has been working behind the scenes on a new partnership deal to help to expand our possibilities. Today, we are excited to announce that Woodshed Agency and Cogeo have decided to partner to help companies achieve their growth goals at an even more significant capacity.
April 10, 2018
Episode 121 - The Thinking Egg
In Episode 121, I got to talk with project creator Oscar Bonilla Jr about his campaign, The Thinking Egg.
March 9, 2018
Episode 120 - Sheerly Genius
In Episode 120, I got to talk with Katherine Homuth from the Kickstarter, Sheerly Genius.
February 27, 2018
Episode 119 - Broken Bananah
In episode 119, I get to talk with Ross Asdourian about his new book, Broken Bananah: Comedy, Life, and Sex ...Without a Penis.
February 12, 2018
Episode 118 - Mycroft Mark II
In this episode of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Joshua Montgomery about his Kickstarter campaign called, MyCroft Mark II.
February 1, 2018
Episode 117- G.I. Joe
Ep 117 G.I. JOE - I got to talk with Carson Mataxis about his Kickstarter, Collecting the art of G.I. Joe: Volumes 5 and 6 (1990-1994).
January 16, 2018
Episode 116 - Somnox
Episode 116 - Somnox. I got to talk with Julian Jagtenberg from the company Somnox, world's first sleep robot to improve your sleep.
December 4, 2017
Episode 115 - Ethereal Timepieces
In Episode 115, I got to talk with Jimin Kim about his #Kickstarter campaign, Ethereal Timepieces.
November 30, 2017
Episode 114 - Neofit Roller
Episode 114 features Seb Kipman from the successful Kickstarter campaign, Neofit Roller.
November 2, 2017
Episode 113 - MELLA
In episode 113, I got to talk with Stephanie from the company Little Hippo about her successful #Kickstarter campaign, MELLA.
October 19, 2017
Episode 112 - Embr Wave
In episode 112 - I got to sit down and talk with Sam Shames from the Kickstarter campaign, Embr Wave.
October 12, 2017
Episode 111 - Simple Happy Kitchen
Episode 111 - Simple Happy Kitchen. I got the chance to talk with Ziv Meltzer about his successful Kickstarter campaign.
October 5, 2017
Episode 110 - Adore
In episode 110, I get personal with Saeed Azimi from the successful Kickstarter campaign, Adore.
September 28, 2017
Episode 109 - Riptide R1
Here we go! Let's talk about the electric skateboard. In episode 109, I got to talk with Eric Birkemeier from the company Riptide.
September 21, 2017
Episode 108 - The Milton Shoe Company
In episode 108 I got the chance to talk with Milton Fonseca from the company Milton Shoe Company about his successful Kickstarter campaign.
September 12, 2017
Episode 107 - You Suck At Piano
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano? Well, Episode 107 is going to be perfect for you. I got to talk with Dr. Joel Pierson about his new piano book, You Suck at Piano.
August 31, 2017
Episode 106 - Race For The Top
In episode 106, I got to talk with Aaron Heimes from Race For The Top. Race For The Top is a reality series that highlights the people and businesses that use crowdfunding to make their dreams a reality.
August 28, 2017
Episode 105 - Specdrums
In episode 105, I got to talk with Steven Dourmashkin from Specdrums about his successful Kickstarter campaign.
August 25, 2017
Episode 104 - Tersa Steam
Episode 104. Charlie Warden and I got a chance to talk about his successful Indiegogo campaign, Tersa Steam.
August 17, 2017
Episode 103 - Raw Materials V.1
Episode 103 features a wonderful conversation with Eliza Ivanova from the successful Kickstarter Raw Materials v.1.
August 14, 2017
Episode 102 - Toc19
In episode 102 - I talked with Will Monaghan from Toc19 about his successful Kickstarter campaign for his brand of watches.
August 10, 2017
Episode 101 - Sandman Doppler
Episode 101 - Sandman Doppler. Let's talk about the dreaded, getting up in the morning. Is there anything worse? Well, Alex from Palo Alto Innovation has a new tool to make waking up and going bed less of a hassle. Introducing.... Sandman Doppler: The World's Best Alarm Clock
August 7, 2017
Episode 100 - Airpaq
We did it! We made it to one hundred episodes! On today's episode, I got to virtually sit down and talk with Adrian Goosses from the Kickstarter campaign, Airpaq.
August 2, 2017
Episode 99 - Volterman
Episode 99 - Volterman. Sona Mirzoyan from Volterman stopped by the virtual studio to talk about the very successful smart wallet that is, VOLTERMAN!
July 26, 2017
Episode 98 - Premium Undies Made from Discarded Fishing Nets
Let's take a trip to Finland. In Episode 98 I got to talk with Tommi Lahde from the company, The Other Danish Guy. Tommi has made The World's First Underwear Made from Regenerated Ocean Plastics.
July 19, 2017
Episode 97 - FlexSafe Plus
In episode 97, I get down and dirty with Rob Peck talking about getting your valuables safe and sound using the new product from Aquavault: FlexSafe Plus.
July 14, 2017
Episode 96 - Rebel Girls 2
Episode 96 is a hot one! I got to talk with one of the co-creators Elena from the amazing book, Rebel Girls.
July 12, 2017
Episode 95 - KADO
Episode 95 - Yariv Ganor is solving a problem we have all faced. The dreaded move the couch to plug in your charger. In this episode, we are going to talk about how Yariv has solved this annoying issue.
July 10, 2017
Episode 94 - Keen Bean
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! On episode 94 I got to talk with Johnny Kien from Keen Bean about his successful Kickstarter campaign for Baby Food Redefined.
July 5, 2017
Episode 93 - Baserock
Episode 93 - Baserock creator Gannon Daynes and I jumped on to Zencastr to chat about his current Kickstarter campaign.
June 28, 2017
Episode 92 - Vacanza
Episode 92 consists of Ambrose Wong from Vacanza and me talking business shirts and keeping them wrinkle free.
June 28, 2017
Episode 91 - Wearhaus Beam
Richie Zeng from Wearhaus Beam decided to jump online to talk about his new Kickstarter that is already Successfully Funded. Which means, episode 91 is in the books.
June 21, 2017
Episode 90 - Rozebuds
Wireless Earphones with a Fashion Twist... well that's an interesting idea. Join me on Episode 90 of Successfully Funded because we are going to talk with Bev Stoch about how she is bringing these earphones to market.
June 15, 2017
Episode 89 - Michael Mindes
Episode 89 - Michael Mindes and I sat down to talk last week to talk about his company Tasty Minstrel Games which he founded in early 2009.
June 12, 2017
Episode 88 - Flex-Eboard
Episode 88 - I got to with talk with Robert Simpson from the Kickstarter campaign Flex-Eboard. The Flex-Eboard is an Electric Longboard with Interchangeable Rough Stuff Wheels and a Fully Flexible Deck for the Smoothest Ride.
June 8, 2017
Episode 87 - PLIQO
Can you imagine never traveling in a suit again? Patrick Tatham has the answer to that question in Episode 87 of Successfully Funded.
June 1, 2017
Episode 86 - Mu Tag
Episode 86 - Mu tag. Lang Mei and I got to talk about his successful Kickstarter campaign to stop loss prevention that just ended.
May 15, 2017
Episode 85 - K POP Sauce
Ready for The Ultimate Korean Chili Sauce! In episode 85 of Successfully Funded I got to talk condiments with one of KPOP founders, Mike Kim.
May 11, 2017
Episode 84 - Städler Outdoor Oven
Do not listen to this episode if you are hungry! In episode 84, I got to talk with Pieter Städler about his new pizza oven that he launched on Kickstarter.
May 8, 2017
Episode 83 - Dual Bowls
Episode 83 is done and ready for consumption. I got the chance to talk with entrepreneur, Kawther Alsaffar from the Kickstarter project, Dual Bowls.
May 4, 2017
Episode 82 - Q-Shirts
Episode 82 - Q-Shirts is on tape! Or, on a hard drive on a cloud somewhere in the world. :) In this episode, I got to talk with Mathias Stefanoni from the company Uztzu about his successful Kickstarter for his new line of T-Shirts.
April 27, 2017
Episode 81 - Hybern8
Tired of your dog not sleeping in their bed? Then check out Hybern8. In episode 81, I got to talk with Jackie and Jenny about how they started their company Petoji.
April 20, 2017
Episode 80 - Color
80 episodes! Wow, time is flying by. In this episode, I got to talk with Amanda Norman about her new children's book, COLOR. COLOR is a high-quality board book for kids of all ages.
April 17, 2017
Episode 79 - Reckless Deck
What should I create? That's a great question, and Clark Huggins from Reckless Deck has the best answer. In episode 79, I got to talk with Clark about how he created the Reckless Deck and how he picked himself up after a failed first attempt on Kickstarter.
April 13, 2017
Episode 78 - 878 Vikings
Episode 78 - On today's episode I talked with Gunter Eickert and Uwe Eickert from Academy Games. Currently, on Kickstarter, their game Vikings 878 is over $400k on a $20k goal. Wow!
April 10, 2017
Episode 77 - The JÜL
Guess who's on the podcast? Wafiq Ali from Power Practical. Now, why is he appearing in this episode? Well, their campaign for the JÜL is over $120k on Kickstarter with over 20 days to go.
April 6, 2017
Episode 76 - BERG
In episode 76, I talked with Paal Friele Grung about his project, BERG. BREG watches are designed to last while still looking sleek and styled.
April 3, 2017
Episode 75 - DiverCity
Episode 75 features Maxime Tardif from the successfully funded game, DiverCity. DiverCity is a balanced cooperative game where every decision matters, and where information sharing is key.
March 30, 2017
Episode 74 - Necroboomicon
BOOM! That's right; it's episode 74 MuthaF****! In this episode, I get to talk with Sean McCoy and Alan Gerding from the company Tuesday Knight Games. Allan and Sean just finished up their Kickstarter for Necroboomicon, an extension pack for their game Two Rooms and a Boom.
March 27, 2017
Episode 73 - Lead Quizzes
In Ep 73, I got 20 mins to talk with Paul Lewon about how we are using Lead Quizzes to get people's attention.
March 20, 2017
Episode 72 - MÜV Chair
Tired of sitting in that crappy office chair for 7-8 hours a day? Well in episode 72 I got to talk with Matthew Jarchow from Zero5 Innovations about their new product, MÜV chair.
March 6, 2017
Episode 71 - Think Like a Detective
Ep. 71. If you are a project creator then you need to think like a detective.
March 2, 2017
Episode 70 - Halfsies Dice
Ep. 70 - Halfsies Dice. In this episode, I got the opportunity to talk with John Wrot from Gate Keeper Games. John is creating 10 all new Halfsies Dice sets through photography and unity.
February 27, 2017
Episode 69 - Ping
Ep. 69 - Ping. Ping is one of those products that you'll wonder how you lived without it before. Ping is the world's smallest, longest range, longest battery life global (GPS) locator for kids, pets, bikes, drones, luggage or anything important that moves and is currently over $600k on Indiegogo.
February 23, 2017
Episode 68 - Should I Buy Likes on Facebook
Episode 68 - Should I Buy Likes on Facebook. The answer is, of course not. Yet, people still do it every day.
February 16, 2017
Episode 67 - Does it matter what my launch date is?
Episode 67 - So, does it matter what your launch date is for your Kickstarter campaign? Of course, it does. Check out this quick hitter episode as I tell you what to look for, so you don't launch at the wrong time of year.
February 14, 2017
Episode 66 - NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution
Literally, everything you've ever wanted to know about vintage NES video games is in Episode 66. Jeffrey Wittenhagen is a wild man who has gone down the Nintendo Oddities & the Homebrew world to tell us all what we are missing.
February 13, 2017
Episode 65 - Scollar Mini
Episode 65 is here, and today I'm talking with Lisa Tamayo from the successful Kickstarter campaign, Scollar Mini.
February 9, 2017
Episode 64 - The Art of Asking
Episode 64. Are you asking for money from backers the right way?
February 7, 2017
Episode 63 - Wyrmwood
In Episode 63, I got to talk with Eric Dupuis from Wyrmwood about his GM Screen that will change the way you play your favorite roleplaying games. It is the only screen you'll ever need.
February 6, 2017
Episode 62 - Did Being Featured By Kickstarter Help?
Episode 62 - Did Being Featured By Kickstarter Help?
February 2, 2017
Episode 61 - KIWETIN
In this episode, I got the chance to talk with Gary Paitre from the successfully funded Kickstarter KIWETIN.
January 30, 2017
Episode 60 - Tortuga 1667
Ep.60. Travis Hancock set out to mix Pirates of the Carrabien and table top games. Since he's 1534% over his goal, I'd say he's done a fantastic job.
January 26, 2017
Episode 59 - LiquidPiston
Ep. 59 - LiquidPiston. It has been over 80 years without any major changes to the combustible engine. Well, that is all about to change thanks to Alexander Shkolnik and his Dad.
January 23, 2017
Episode 58 - Labfresh
Episode 58 - Labfresh. What do you do after you sell your first successful startup? You obviously start a new company and then launch a Kickstarter. That's what Kasper Brandi Petersen did with his new company Labfresh.
January 19, 2017
Episode 57 - Grypmat
Episode 57 - Grypmat is here and it's 2017. I'm crazy excited to kick off the New Year with this interview of Tom Burden from The Grypmat. As a special bonus, I also got to chat with Dmitry Dragilev from the amazing PR outreach tool, JUSTREACH.IO.
January 16, 2017
Episode 56 - Buzzies
Episode 56 is here and this time we are talking about alleviate stress and anxiety with neuroscience wearables. I got the chance to talk with Vicki Mayo about her successfully funded Kickstarter campaign about how her company Buzzies, with help alleviate stress and improve performance by overriding the fight or flight mechanism.
December 15, 2016
Episode 54 - Woodie Specs
Episode 54 is an amazing journey through tree cutters and technical issues but in the end, it came out to be a fantastic conversation. Shawn Blaze is the founder of Woodie Specs and he is currently running a successfully funded campaign for a new band of Handcrafted High-End Stainless Steel Watch with Natural Wood.
December 12, 2016
Episode 53 - The Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains
It's a double header Thursday for the podcast. In this episode, I was able to talk with Jeff Morrow from Slugfest Games about their successful Kickstarter campaign; The Red Dragon Inn 6: Villains
December 8, 2016
Episode 52 - Chronos 1.4 High-speed Camera
Episode 52 is hot off the digital press. In this episode, I got the chance to talk with David Kronstein from the very successful Kickstarter, Chronos 1.4 High-speed Camera.
December 8, 2016
Episode 51 - EVELO
Can you image the world with no cars? EVELO is on a mission to change and update transportation by putting electric bikes directly into the hands of its customers.
December 5, 2016
Episode 50 - Foundr
Holy Cow! I am super excited. Episode 50 is here, and I get the incredible opportunity to interview Nathan Chan, CEO of Foundr magazine about his successful Kickstarter campaign for his new book. Lessons From The Greatest Entrepreneurs Today.
December 1, 2016
Episode 49 - FRETX
Episode 49 is here! I got the chance to talk with Fede from FRETX last week for the podcast.
November 28, 2016
Episode 48 - Lil' Bunny Sue Roux
Episode 48 is here! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! In this episode, I talked with Marc and Rachel from the Kickstarter campaign Lil' Bunny Sue Roux on Two.
November 24, 2016
Episode 47 - Foldylock Compact
In this episode, I get the chance to talk with Ilan Mor from the successfully funded Kickstarter, Foldylock Compact. The Foldylock Compact is a premium folding bike lock features the perfect MIX between protection, weight, and design.
November 21, 2016
Episode 46 - Mythic Battles
Have you ever wanted to become an Olympian God and fight beside the greatest heroes and monsters to ever live? Well, now's your chance! In this episode, I got the chance to talk with Leonidas Vesperini one of the creators of the board game Mythic Battles: Pantheon.
November 18, 2016
Episode 45 - SinStella
In episode 45, I got the chance to talk with Gio Purtscher from the Successfully Funded Indiegogo campaign, SinStella.
November 16, 2016
Episode 44 - The Apothecary
After some technical difficulties, I was able to have a lovely chat with Alexander Chin from the Kickstarter campaign; The World's First Color Changing Decks - The Apothecary.
November 14, 2016
Episode 43 - City of Mist
The election hangover is still going on and there is no Advil for this headache. In this episode, I got the chance to talk with Amít Moshe from the Kickstarter, City of Mist, a noir RPG of modern-day legends.
November 10, 2016
Episode 42 - Wayuu Backpack
In this episode, the emotions are incredibly high after the United States has chosen to elect Donald Trump as president. I tried my hardest to keep those emotions in check, but after re-listening to my interview with Daniela Castellanos from Wayuu Backpack I just couldn't hold back anymore.
November 9, 2016
Episode 41 - Yoee Baby
Jillian Lakritz decided to change career paths a few years ago to focus solely on her first product, Yoee Baby. Yoee Baby is a developmental toy that takes its cues from science and helps parents play, connect and bond with their babies.
November 7, 2016
Episode 40 - MaestroConference
It's Episode 40! Man, Time is flying by this year. In this episode, I got the chance to talk with Brian Burt from MaestroConference. MaestroConference is currently doing an equity crowdfunding campaign and we dived into all of the emotions a company has while in the middle of the campaign.
November 3, 2016
Episode 39 - Nathan Rose
In this episode I got the chance to talk to Nathan Rose from the new book, Equity Crowdfunding: The Complete Guide For Startups and Growing Companies.
October 31, 2016
Episode 38 - UberStax Color Expansion
David Papp is currently running his second Kickstarter campaign for his project ÜberStax. This time though his raising funds for a color expansion edition.
October 27, 2016
Episode 37 - Dynamite Nurse - Anime Card Game
Bonus Episode: In this episode, I got the chance to talk with Cherise Wilson from the board game Dynamite Nurse - Anime Card Game.
October 25, 2016
Episode 36 - SBricks Plus
Imagine you just finished building the most amazing Lego city in the history of Lego building, but you wanted something more.... Well, the SBricks Plus is here to make that dream a reality.
October 24, 2016
Episode 35 - Scars Unseen
I have a confession to make..... I have failed twice with two different startups. Since high school, I have fallen into the startup/entrepreneur lifestyle. Working odd hours, never having a weekend off, making my family crazy with some of my decisions. In this episode, Paul Lewon from Woodshed Agency flips the book and interviews Shawn Neal and me about our failed businesses.
October 20, 2016
Episode 34 - Hops and Grain
Josh Hare from Hops & Grain Brewery decided to turn to equity crowdfunding to help this company expand into a second location. In this conversation, Josh and I discuss what it took to become successfully funded on the Wefunder platform.
October 17, 2016
Episode 33 - I.C.U. - The Interactive Horror Game Show
Keenan 'Criken' Mosimann has a huge following on Youtube, and when he decided to ask his subscribers for support for his Kickstarter project, this is what happen.
October 13, 2016
Episode 32 - Vetpronto
Equity crowdfunding is the hot new trendy buzzword around the crowdfunding community, so I decided to talk to someone who is running an active campaign. Meet Joe Waltman, CEO of VetPronto.
October 10, 2016
Episode 31 - Brennen Reece
It's the craziest thing in the world to feel like you are interviewing yourself. That's exactly what happened to me when I sat down with Brennen Reece, author of the book, Productivity for the Depressive Polymath.
October 6, 2016
Episode 30 - Dr. Squatch Shampoo and Conditioner
In this episode, I got a chance to talk to Jack Haldrup from the company Dr. Squatch about his successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for 100% natural, NPA certified shampoo & conditioner for men.
October 3, 2016
Episode 29 - Siege of the Citadel
Chris Birch from Cabinet & Modiphius was given a major task. The task was to reboot the 90's classic board game Siege of the Citadel and modify it for today's gaming standards.
September 29, 2016
Episode 28 - Stilla Motion
In this episode, I got the chance to sit down with startup entrepreneur Elin Elkehag from the Indiegogo campaign Stilla Motion. Stilla Motion is a pocket-sized security system designed to give you piece of mind with your bag, door, stroller, or bike by giving you instant alerts if something moves when it shouldn’t.
September 26, 2016
Episode 27 - Kill the King
In this episode, I talked with Petter Schanke Olsen who is a first-time board game designer about his successful crowdfunding campaign; Kill the King.
September 22, 2016
Episode 26 - Tools
In this episode, I decided to layout all of the tools that the Woodshed Agency uses for our crowdfunding campaigns as well as our social media and marketing strategies.
September 19, 2016
Episode 25 - Tiny Epic Galaxies
How do you go from being a server to running a series of uber-successful board games on Kickstarter? In this episode, I got the chance to sit down and talk to Michael Coe from Gamelyn Games to discuss his current Kickstarter; Tiny Epic Galaxies.
September 15, 2016
Episode 24 - The Turtle Hat
It's time for you to come out of your shell. Huh? Yeah, it's time for your to come out of your shell. In this episode, I talked with Lynn Johnson from The Turtle Hat.
September 13, 2016
Episode 23 - Crowdfunding is the Currency of Social Media
Crowdfunding is the currency of social media and in this episode Paul Lewon (COO of Woodshed Agency) and I discuss just how important a strong social presence helps your campaign.
September 8, 2016
Episode 22 - Slow Dance
For all those who love mystery, beauty, and wonder then this episode is for you. Jeff Leiberman has taken the stale old picture frame and revolutionized it to fit into our modern world.
September 5, 2016
Episode 21 - Mammoth Bar
Can a company make organic food bars made without all the weird stuff and get the funding to grow from Kickstarter?
September 1, 2016
Episode 20 - Baby ¡Babas!
A man and his dog set out to tell a great children's story. The story of Baby ¡Babas! has three parts - the beginning and end of the book take place in present day Austin, TX as old lady Babas and her Boy take the reader on a reading dog visit to tell their story to a group of children...
August 29, 2016
Episode 19 - Kachula 2.0
What happens to your company when the mega retail stores won't get creative with your products? What happens when you see your company of 6 years starts to go under? You re-focus and turn to Kickstarter.
August 25, 2016
Episode 18 - Tenkara
Daniel Galhardo introduced tenkara to people around the world by founding Tenkara USA, and now he's talking to me about his successful crowdfunding campaign.
August 22, 2016
Episode 17 - Greater Alexander
Sometimes someone is just a pure artists down to the core. In this episode, I get the chance to talk to Greater Alexander about life, humility, crowdfunding and respect for one's self.
August 18, 2016
Episode 16 - Men's Premium Jeans
In this episode, I have a very candid conversation with Kabir Seth from Scale Denim about their active Kickstarter campaign called Men's Premium Jeans.
August 15, 2016
Episode 15 - Hashtag
In this episode, I talk with Paul Lewon, COO from the Woodshed Agency about how and when to use a #Hashtag strategy for your crowdfunding campaign or your digital marketing plan.
August 11, 2016
Episode 14 - SoulKix
How do you go from being homeless to creating a successful custom printing shoe company to eventually creating a Kickstarter campaign hoping to expand your product line? Well, that's exactly what Mason Davis from SoulKix did.
August 8, 2016
Episode 13 - Perfect Fitting Wireless Earbuds
How do you get your Kickstarter campaign to fund in 36 minutes? Instead of me telling you, let's listen to Shaun Alexander from ELWN tell you how they did it
August 4, 2016
What could be better than modernist design flair and roadside car culture, fused and distilled in wood toy form? Nothing.
August 1, 2016
Episode 11 - Klos Guitars
Adam Klosowiak and his brother Ian are creating the hottest, newest musical instrument for the traveling musicians, Carbon Fiber Guitars.
July 28, 2016
Episode 10 - CREEM Day 18
Follow us as we take you inside our minds as we talk about what is happening each day during our active campaign for Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
July 25, 2016
Episode 9 - Warage Card Game
In this episode, Jeff and Shawn from the Woodshed Agency step out of their comfort zone to talk about board games.
July 19, 2016
Episode 8 - Woodiehub
Tired of hiding your power supplies? If that answer is "Yes", then this episode is for you. The Woodshed Team talks to John Reumerman about their awesome new project that's successfully funded.
July 15, 2016
Episode 7 - CREEM WEEK 1
The Woodshed Agency team is one week into the Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine Kickstarter. How is the campaign doing? Listen to find out.
July 14, 2016
Episode 6 - CREEM Day 5
Follow us as we take you inside our minds as we talk about what is happening each day during our active campaign for Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
July 12, 2016
Episode 5 - CREEM Day 2/3
Follow us as we take you inside our minds as we talk about what is happening each day during our active campaign for Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
July 9, 2016
Episode 4 - CREEM Day 1
Follow us as we take you inside our minds as we talk about what is happening each day during our active campaign for Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine.
July 7, 2016
Episode 3 - Wynd
In this episode, the Woodshed Agency team talks with Ray Wu from the successfully funded Kickstarter: Wynd - The smartest air purifier for your personal space. Find out how Ray took his idea for a clean air space from his trips to Beijing into a Kickstarter campaign that has raised more than $300,000 at this moment. We also get to hear about Shawn Neal's crazy neighbor Mary and his very itching dog; Toby. Sit back and enjoy Episode 3 of Successfully Funded - Wynd.
June 30, 2016
Episode 2 - Linkbook Pro
Do you struggle with cell phone reception and never having a charged battery? If you answered that question with a "Yes!" then you definitely need to check out this amazing Kickstarter from creator Alan Teng. Alan and his team have created a smartphone case that charges your phone as well as boost your reception so that way you never drop a call. In our interview, we break down the struggles of marketing a product to the USA if you are a foreign company. We also talk about when is it the right time to run a longer Kickstarter campaign.
June 27, 2016
Episode 1 - Today
This week the Woodshed Team talked to Scott Thrift from the successfully funded Kickstarter campaign: Today. As of me writing this episode summary his campaign is 973% over his goal. In our conversation, we break down the origins of Today and how Scott got his idea to this point in life. We talk about strategies used to fund his campaign and the ups and downs of manufacturing a product in the U.S.A. After our conversation, we speak of another successfully funded campaign from 2013, a documentary called "The Wrecking Crew." If you haven't watched this story about the LA studio musicians from the 60's, 70's and 80's go on Netflix and watch this story.
June 23, 2016
What's the best thing you've backed from Kickstarter? Shawn likes a dog park; Paul loved a game, and Jeff bought a book. In this teaser episode listen to the boys break down the process they went through from seeing the mentioned above projects to taking out their wallets and backing. (NOTE: This is trailer episode. Make sure you tune this Thursday to hear episode one of the Successfully Funded Podcast featuring the Scott Thrift from the Kickstarter Campaign Today.)
June 21, 2016
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