By Jeff "fuzzy" Wenzel
In each episode of Successfully Funded, Jeff "fuzzy" Wenzel from KiwiTech 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.
Prior Guests Include Woolly, Kickoff Labs, Albicchiere, Vampire: The Masquerade, and many many more.
Episode 235 - Sally Malanga, CEO of Ecco Bella
As Ecco Bella launches Boon Broth, the first vegan alternative to the $1 billion bone broth market, Sally discusses her early roots as an animal rights activist and debunks a few myths about bone broth (and describes how Boon Broth supersedes it in quality). We also outline her plans for expansion and salute her husband, on whom she tests every recipe.
May 10, 2022
Episode 234 - We're back! And Jeff has a new gig.
On Episode 234, Jeff Wenzel takes an unfamiliar position -- the guest chair -- to talk with new podcast host Doug French about his new gig as VP for Crowdfunding at KiwiTech. We discuss all that's happened over the last year, a bit of Jeff's backstory that led him to his current position, and how he counsels his rapidly expanding client base in the equity crowdfunding space. Stay tuned for more stories from inventors and iconoclasts who are launching new ventures, because investors are more commonly drawn to new opportunities when they know more about the person behind the entrepreneur. -- Got a question for Jeff and the team? Send it to https://anchor.fm/successfully-funded/message!
May 04, 2022
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.
April 13, 2021
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.
April 12, 2021
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.
April 05, 2021
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.
February 18, 2021
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!
January 26, 2021
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!
January 21, 2021
Episode 227 - Sockwa X10
In Episode 227 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Patrick Malleret about the Kickstarter Campaign, Sockwa X10 - Feel the Ground. The Sockwa X10 is a barefoot, minimalist shoe that’s designed to let your feet do what they’re meant to do. The ultra-thin 3.5mm outsole lets your feet bend and flex, giving them the exercise they need, strengthening the foot and ankle and decreasing the risk of injury. These shoes also help improve balance, overall body strength, agility, and posture! Check out their Kickstarter today!
January 18, 2021
Episode 226 - Elizabeth Erickson Rebroadcast
On this rebroadcast of a special episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Elizabeth Erickson, Associate Attorney at Quinn IP Law. Elizabeth is an associate at Quinn IP Law, where she specializes in litigation, trademarks, copyrights, brand management, and licensing agreements. She offers great advice on establishing and protecting intellectual property rights and how to fight infringement.
January 14, 2021
Episode 225 - Olive Pro: 2-in-1 Hearing Aids & Bluetooth Earbuds
On episode 225 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Teo Son about the Indiegogo campaign, Olive Pro: 2-in-1 Hearing Aids & Bluetooth Earbuds. These wireless earbuds combine brilliant speech understanding and automated background noise cancellation to bring true, ultra-crisp sound quality for better music listening, clearer conversations, and less noise. Olive Pro is tuned to capture 99.8% of sounds within the hearing range, without distortion, and offers sound modes that can be adjusted to your environment. Olive Pro also gives a personalized music experience for different levels of hearing loss. Check out the Indiegogo campaign today!
January 12, 2021
Episode 224 - Rock Sugar
On episode 224 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Kyle Sellers about the Kickstarter Campaign, EPIC New ROCK SUGAR Album! Beyond MASHUPS, Beyond COVERS... Rock Sugar takes the best and biggest pop hits of the 80's (and with the new album, pop hits all the way up to today!) and mashes them up with hard rock and heavy metal classics! Throw in the fact that it's fronted by Jess Harnell, the voice of your childhood (Animaniacs, Transformers, Crash Bandicoot, Rick and Morty), and Rock Sugar truly is a one of a kind experience! Check out the Kickstarter Campaign Today! Kyle's Domain: CrowdfundMBA.com/Jeff
December 21, 2020
Episode 223 - Zumy
On episode 223 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Mike Drez from Brightside Innovations about their Indiegogo Campaign, Zumy: Pro Studio Quality Light For Video Meetings. Zumy is the portable, clip-on light to help you look brilliant in Zoom meetings, videos, and pics. Zumy attaches directly to your laptop for more confident and clear video meetings. You're no longer tethered to your lamp or ring light. Zumy allows you to roam around the house and still have great lighting! Zoom better anywhere! Check out the Indiegogo Campaign Today!
December 17, 2020
Episode 222 - Light Speaker
On episode 222 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Martin Willers from Transparent about their Kickstarter Campaign, Light Speaker — A portable sound and light experience. The Light Speaker is a portable bluetooth speaker inspired by a traditional lantern. It has a simple and functional form. The light feels like a real flame, glowing together with your music. The Light Speaker features their signature ‘Transparent sound’ meaning it's tuned to channel the true intention of the artist. It has a big, open, omnidirectional sound delivering rich bass, stable mid tones and crisp high notes. Check out their Kickstarter Campaign Today!
December 14, 2020
Episode 221 - Biktrix Juggernaut HD Duo
On episode 221 of Successfully Funded, Shawn got to talk with Roshan Thomas from the Indiegogo Campaign, Biktrix Juggernaut HD Duo: Ultimate Range E-Bike. This is an extreme performance eBike with 1500W mid-drive motor & 2002Wh battery. Up to 35 mph & 200-mile range. With the Biktrix Juggernaut, you can go as far as you desire—and never worry about range. C-NET is quoted, “This is the e-bike that will get you to the mountain top.” Check out their Indiegogo Campaign Today!
December 04, 2020
Episode 220 - MÄNNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon
On episode 220 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Cleve Oines from the Kickstarter Campaign MÄNNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon: The Pepper Mill for Pepper Lovers. With the Pepper Cannon, you can pepper your steak in 7 cranks instead of 70. At up to 10x the output of top-rated pepper mills, the Pepper cannon produces extravagant quantities of fresh ground pepper. The Pepper Cannon is precision engineered to produce the widest range of ground pepper at the fastest speed. It's a quantum leap forward in pepper milling. Does the Pepper Cannon look like a million bucks? Of course it does. It performs even better. Check out their Kickstarter Campaign today!
November 30, 2020
Episode 219 - Stur Skillet
On episode 219 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Filip Mierzwa & Simon Köstler from the Kickstarter Campaign STUR Skillet: The German Cast-Iron Skillet - Made to Last. The STUR Skillet is your new everyday pan: replace your non-stick skillets with smoother & lighter cast iron that lasts forever. 100% made in Germany, it’s amazingly durable: The STUR Skillet is produced in Germany from one piece of cast iron. Cast with the highest precision and machined on the bottom as well as the inside, its robust material resists heat deformation and won’t leave you gripping a wobbly handle. It’s built for everyday cooking and made to last. Check out their Kickstarter Campaign Today!
November 23, 2020
Episode 218 - Traveler
On episode 218 of Successfully Funded, Shawn got to talk with Adam Leeb from the Indiegogo Campaign Traveler: Ultimate Distraction-Free Writing Tool. Say goodbye to writer's block! Traveler is the only device designed to help you focus on writing. Whether it's your novel, screenplay, or blog, write wherever you go. Traveler removes the ability to get distracted. There isn’t a web browser, email client, or even any notifications which means all that energy required to resist temptation is now freed for a more useful purpose, your writing. The effect is real, and it works. Check out their Indiegogo Campaign Today!
November 16, 2020
Episode 217 - The Classic Crime
On episode 217 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Matt MacDonald from The Classic Crime about their Kickstarter Campaign, The Classic Crime's 7th Full-Length Studio Album. The campaign for LP7 is like LP6 (Patterns in the Static) in that it begins without any songs written. The goal is the same, to invite the audience into the songwriting process! The Classic Crime is looking into 2021 with their new record. New Year. New Songs. New Stuff. Check out their Kickstarter Campaign Today!
November 13, 2020
Episode 216 - FARO
On episode 216 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Juan Garcia Mansilla from the company Unit 1 Gear about their Kickstarter campaign, FARO by UNIT 1: A Sleek, Visibility-First Smart Helmet. FARO is a smart helmet that delivers style, safety and comfort with a state-of-the-art light system, ventilation, MIPS and fall detection. Helmets aren’t exactly stylish. Unit 1 Gear set out to design an urban helmet that is safe, comfortable & ventilated but also sleek & stylish. FARO by UNIT 1 is a smart Helmet you'll actually want to wear. Check out their Kickstarter Today!
November 09, 2020
Episode 215 - Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game
On episode 215 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Brad Ellis from Wyvern Gaming about their Kickstarter campaign, Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game. Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game is a sci-fi tabletop game where you assume the role of a member of Stargate Command on a Stargate Team. The world of Stargate SG-1 is perfect for a tabletop roleplaying game. Every time you play, you can step through the gate and wind up in nearly any type of environment. Do you want to save Earth? The Galaxy? You can! Check out their Kickstarter Today!
October 29, 2020
Episode 214 - Dungeon Drop
On episode 214 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Jason Miceli from the company Phase Shift Games about their Kickstarter campaign, Dungeon Drop: Dropped Too Deep and Tavern Tales. Dungeon Drop is a dungeon crawler for 1-4 players, playable in 15 to 20 minutes. Prepare to drop deeper with an epic expansion to the premier "drop-style" tabletop game. Then complete your story with Tavern Tales! Your Epic Journey Awaits! Check out their Kickstarter Today!
October 27, 2020
Episode 213 - Cartographers Heroes
On episode 213 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Keith Matejka from the company Thunderworks Games about their Kickstarter campaign, Cartographers Heroes + 3 Map Pack Expansions. This is the stand-alone follow up to the critically acclaimed map-drawing game - Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. With 6 all-new scoring cards, 4 new ambush cards, 4 new hero cards in the explore deck, and 2 new map sheets to add variety to your Cartographers game: Cartographers Heroes offers new ways to play Cartographers! Check out their Kickstarter Today!
October 19, 2020
Episode 212 - Icon For Hire
On episode 212 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Ariel Bloomer from the rock band Icon For Hire about their Kickstarter campaign, Icon For Hire: Amorphous. Amorphous describes that feeling of finding growth in the midst of incredible discomfort and embracing the process even when it stings. While the world has been in isolation, facing tragedy and growth, Icon For Hire has been watching and creating. Listen in as we talk about releasing an album, without a record label, and in the middle of a pandemic! And while you're at it, check out their Kickstarter here!
October 12, 2020
Episode 211 - Think Tank Photo
On episode 211 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Ted Meister from the company Think Tank Photo about their Kickstarter campaign, Think Tank Photo: MindShift ROTATION CAMERA BACKPACK. How many times have you passed up a photo opportunity because you didn’t want to stop and take off your backpack to get your camera out? With the Rotation backpack, you can access your camera gear in seconds — without taking off the backpack. Simply rotate the integrated belt pack to the front of your body and BOOM! Your camera is at your fingertips. Snap the shot, slide the belt pack back in and you’re on your way! Check out their Kickstarter Today!
September 21, 2020
Episode 210 - Pure Over
On episode 210 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Etai Rahmil from the Kickstarter campaign, Pure Over: Welcome to an all glass coffee making experience. Pure Over uses a built-in glass filter which allows coffee’s rich flavor to fully develop. The process makes coffee using just glass, water and ground beans, delivering a bolder, more flavorful cup of pour over coffee. With art and design at its core, Pure Over is made to be a new staple in your at home coffee routine. Check out their Kickstarter Today!
September 14, 2020
Episode 209 - Schedge
On episode 209 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Casey Cutsail from the Kickstarter campaign, Schedge: The Smarter Way to Replace Your Windshield Wiper. Schedge reinvents the process of windshield wiper replacement with a solution that is painless for the earth, and your wallet. With easy-to-follow instructions, auto-ship refills, and a lifetime warranty on the frame, Schedge is turning a smart concept into a no-brainer. Check out their Kickstarter Today!
August 31, 2020
Episode 208 - Deeper Network
On episode 208 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with David Lin from the Indiegogo campaign, Deeper Connect Mini: World's 1st Decentralized VPN & Firewall- For life. Deeper Connect improves internet experience, protects online privacy and outperforms any traditional VPN. The design concept of Deeper Connect is plug-and-play with zero-configuration. The installation process is so simple even grandparents can do it in 5 seconds. Check out their Indiegogo campaign today!
August 13, 2020
Episode 207 - Cell
On episode 207 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Chase Larson from the Kickstarter campaign, Cell: The Expandable Wireless Charger that Cleans Your Phone. Cell is a UV Sanitizer and Wireless Charger. Remove 99.9% of germs in 60 seconds with 4 UVC LEDs while powering your electronics with 2 powerful 15W wireless charging coils. Cell will sanitize anything in 1-minute while you wirelessly charge — you’ll love using it every day. Check out their Kickstarter Today!
August 10, 2020
Episode 206 - PomaBrush
On episode 206 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Andrei Majewski from the Kickstarter campaign, PomaBrush – The Most Powerful Silicone Electric Toothbrush. Premium US Tech meets Italian Design in the coolest minimalist toothbrush. Holding PomaBrush feels right. Its soft all-silicone body is gentle to the touch. It's lightweight, perfectly balanced. Press its single button, and feel the most powerful silicone electric toothbrush spring to life. PomaBrush is the toothbrush YOU want to use. Check out their Kickstarter Today!
August 06, 2020
Episode 205 - CutiePi Tablet
On episode 205 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Phoebus Torralba from the Kickstarter campaign, CutiePi Tablet - Raspberry Pi, Untethered. The CutiePi is an ultra portable Raspberry Pi creation kit, in a convenient and affordable tablet package. Plus, the CutiePi tablet is 100% open source and hackable. At just 12mm thin, CutiePi is probably the thinnest Pi tablet in the world! Liberate your Pi project from the desk, and start creating wherever an idea strikes you. Check out their Kickstarter Today!
August 03, 2020
Episode 204 - FunKey S
On episode 204 of Successfully Funded, Shawn got to talk with Vincent Buso from the Kickstarter campaign, FunKey S. FunKey S is the the world's smallest foldable handheld console. Ultra-compact, foldable, powerful and comfortable, the FunKey S is the perfect handheld for playing retrogames anywhere, anytime! The FunKey S is tiny enough to fit on your keychain, while powerful and comfortable enough to let you play thousands of retro games. Back the Kickstarter Campaign today!
July 30, 2020
Episode 203 - Nu Grip 4 in 1
On episode 203 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Richard Jolley from the Indiegogo campaign, Nu Grip 4 in 1. Nu Grip 4 in 1 is the World's First Floating Tripod for your Action Camera and Smartphone from the company NuBEAR. Nu Grip is The Ultimate Travel Tripod for your GoPro, DJI and Smartphone. It has a versatile grip and stable tripod, that extends to 22.25 inches / 565mm and it floats in water! It's innovative patent-pending tripod system allows you to capture hands-free underwater shots. Back the Indiegogo campaign today!
July 27, 2020
Episode 202 - QuenchSea
On episode 202 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk 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.
July 16, 2020
Episode 201 - Origami Bottle
On episode 201 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Radina Popova from the Kickstarter campaign, Origami Bottle. Origami Bottle is the new space saving bottle from the company DiFOLD. DiFOLD Origami Bottle is the most compact, stable and elegant collapsible bottle AND it is also kickstarting a bigger REUSE REFOLD REVOLUTION! It is the flagship product that comes out of our collapsible design technology and opens up a whole new foldable reusable world! Back the Kickstarter Today!
July 13, 2020
Episode 200 - Best of Successfully Funded
We’ve made it to 200 episodes! On this episode, we look back on the past 100 episodes and listen in on the conversations Jeff and Shawn have had with our most successful campaigns, along with a few special guests. Enjoy the ride as we take a trip down memory lane!
July 06, 2020
Episode 199 - Instafloss
On episode 199 of Successfully Funded, Shawn Neal got to talk with Eli Packouz from the Kickstarter campaign, Instafloss - The 10 Second Floss That Will Make You Smile. Instafloss is a multi-jet water flosser delivering an amazingly comfortable and effective flossing experience in only 10 seconds. With Instafloss, you get both the most convenient and the most effective cleaning possible. Check out their Kickstarter today.
July 02, 2020
Episode 198 - M1 Caliber
On episode 198 of Successfully Funded, Shawn Neal got to talk with Christian Reed from the Kickstarter campaign, M1 Caliber | A Better Way to Measure. The M1 Caliber measuring device eliminates the need to measure and mark materials, significantly lowering your time to make cuts from your list, increasing safety by keeping everything measurement-related in a centralized location, and is hassle-free allowing you to measure even without your tape measure and marking pencil handy. The M1's simplicity, intuitiveness, and usefulness makes you wonder "how does this not exist already?" Check out their Kickstarter today.
June 29, 2020
Episode 197 - Roadie 3
On episode 197 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Sam Force from the Kickstarter campaign, Roadie 3. Roadie 3 is the companies new flagship automatic instrument tuner. It helps you find your sound fast with quicker rotation and enhanced accuracy to keep your tunings consistently dead-on. Roadie 3 is built with carefully tooled and proprietary audio algorithms. Its next-generation vibration detection delivers improved tuning accuracy and enhanced noise immunity. Back the Kickstarter Today!
June 18, 2020
Episode 196 - Jammy EVO
On episode 196 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Oleg Domansky from the Kickstarter campaign, Jammy EVO. With Jammy EVO, you’ll finally get a creative tool to translate your guitar skills into playing any instrument there is, compatible with your computer and mobile devices. Jammy EVO’s multi-channel MIDI output will allow you to assign different instruments to each string. How about playing drums on the lower E, dropping a bass line on A and D, then adding piano to the mix on G, B, and higher E without even having to switch among the instruments? As a guitar player, I can tell you Jammy EVO is truly revolutionary. Check out their Kickstarter today!
June 15, 2020
Episode 195 - Ohsnap Grip
On episode 195 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Dale Backus from the Kickstarter campaign, Ohsnap Grip. Ohsnap is a powerful grip, stand, and magnet wrapped inside a super-thin frame, now compatible with snapcharge: our magnetic wireless charger! It makes life with your phone happy, productive, and care-free without the ugly bulk. Ohsnap works for all phones and finger sizes, and is easily adhered to the back of your phone in less than 20 seconds. Check out their Kickstarter Today.
June 11, 2020
Episode 194 - Loftie
On episode 194 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Matthew Hassett, CEO, of the company Loftie. Loftie is a brand dedicated to creating a better tech-life balance for people everywhere. Because technology is only as good as the way it makes us feel, Loftie designed an alarm clock that makes you feel optimally rested, relaxed, and refreshed. Happy. And now, with a little help from you, their out to retake slumberland. One good night's sleep at a time. Check out Loftie on Indiegogo Today.
June 08, 2020
Episode 193 - Coffin Comics
On episode 193 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Brian Pulido, founder, and publisher of Coffin Comics. Coffin Comics, the outlaw independent comics label that publishes the "Coffinverse" line of graphic novels including Lady Death, La Muerta, Hellwitch, and other heavy metal-inspired supernatural comic books and merchandise. In the ’90s, Pulido was the publisher of Chaos! Comics where he created and wrote the Chaos! Universe, including Evil Ernie, Purgatori, and others. Additionally, he has published or written A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Megadeth, Insane Clown Posse, WWE, and many more. He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board, has received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Defender of Liberty Award and Comic-Con International’s Inkpot Award for contributions to the comic arts. Pulido has read Marvel’s Captain America monthly without fail since July 1974. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Francisca and dogs Ember and Max. For more info, visit: www.LadyDeathUniverse.com
June 04, 2020
Episode 192 - The Book of Cultures
On Episode 192 of Successfully Funded, I got the chance to talk with Evi Triantafyllides from the Kickstarter campaign, The Book of Cultures. "The Book of Cultures" is a picture book with 30 fictional stories featuring characters (buddies) from different countries. The stories are lovingly created to introduce children to the wonders of our world and encourage them to embrace diverse perspectives. A magical, educational experience for young readers to discover the differences that make our planet so special, but also to uncover the similarities we often overlook. Learn more about this amazing children's book by clicking here.
June 01, 2020
Episode 191 - Marek Cieśla
On episode 191 of Successfully Funded, I got the chance to talk with Kickstarter agency owner, Marek Cieśla. Marek is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience. He graduated from MBA Oxford Brooks, Westminster College of Computer, Kilburn College. Marek is the founder of the MIMIGroup agency, which deals with consulting for startups in terms of product launches. According to the data provided by PARP - 4 out of 10 projects from Poland that collected the largest funding were carried out by MIMIGroup. If you have questions about crowdfunding feel free to reach out to Marek email@example.com
May 28, 2020
Episode 190 - offGrid
On episode 190 I got the chance to talk with Michael Beim from the Kickstarter campaign, offGrid. °Grid (offGrid), is a palm-sized MIDI/OSC controller that lets you make music anywhere. °Grid gives your apps the natural feel of a traditional instrument using motion, gesture, touch, and velocity-sensitivity. Make beats, play keys, launch clips - °Grid fits any style and skill level. It’s instantly compatible with all of your existing devices - just pair & play. Check out their Kickstarter today!
May 25, 2020
Episode 189 - Hitch
On episode 189 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Sky Gilbar and David Silerander from the Kickstarter campaign, Hitch. Hitch is the first full-size water bottle with a removable barista-approved cup hidden inside. The bottle and cup are full sizes (18oz bottle / 12oz cup), double-walled, vacuum insulated, stainless steel, leak-proof, and BPA free. With a bottle, you'll love, and a cup that's always with you, go zero waste and carry better. Become a Backer Today. Show Notes - https://www.woodshed.agency/podcast Music - https://open.spotify.com/artist/19d7d9AnxzGlETn7StImdN?si=SGUrsBx2RjuHcM7E0JMUFg Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqriApSF_5w&list=PLFAjEty4qTFXB-oWk6N-xT4KoBNdKxtce
May 21, 2020
Episode 188 - AiT Smart One
On episode 188 - I got to talk with Tamás Marczali from the company AiT Smart One. Simply put, AiT Smart One is a GameChanger smart desk. It's an app-controlled - height-adjusting, fully customizable design with many built-in features. The application compiles office-friendly personalized fitness and stress relief exercises, to help you achieve your GOALS and to help you relax while at work. It informs you of the air quality of the room and tells you when it’s time to open a window. Currently AiT Smart One is open for pre-order over on Indiegogo. As of today, they have raised over $285k for their product. Learn more by using this link https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ait-smart-one-the-gamechanger-smart-desk#/ Disclaimer: During the intro recording of the episode we had some technical hiccups and a weird buzzing sound showed up. We are working through the tech issues to make sure this doesn't happen again for future episodes.
May 18, 2020
Episode 187 - Ekster Key Holder
On episode 187 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with Olivier Momma from the Kickstarter campaign, Ekster Key Holder. The Ekster Key Holder is a minimalist solution that keeps all your keys organized, secure, and easy to access. The Ekster Key Holder organizes all your keys in a compact, silent stack, which you can flip through with just one hand. Say goodbye to keys jingling in your pockets, or jabbing you in the leg. To learn more about their Kickstarter, visit - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eksterwallets/ekster-key-holder-say-goodbye-to-lost-keys-and-clutter?
May 14, 2020
Episode 186 - Popcom
Episode 186 of Successfully Funded is a special one. We're launching a new series of episodes that focus on investment crowdfunding and offerings hosted by me, Woodshed Agency Co-Founder Shawn Neal. In this episode, I got the chance to talk with Popcom Founder and CEO Dawn Dickson where we discuss her second Reg CF Offering on Start Engine. Self-service and automation are the future of retail. PopCom is at the forefront with an automated retail technology platform for vending machines and kiosks that allows retailers to engage and understand customers, sell more products, and learn from big data. Listen to this interview to learn more. Show Notes: Start Engine: https://www.startengine.com/popcom Hand Sanitizer from Detroit Bus Company: https://thedetroitbus.com Music from the episode: https://open.spotify.com/artist/19d7d9AnxzGlETn7StImdN?si=6YcCVWR4SH6Elrm7qPLazQ
May 13, 2020
Episode 185 - CalfPRO
On episode 185 of Successfully Funded, I got the chance to talk with David Barouche from the successfully funded Kickstarter, CalfPro. CalfPRO® is the world’s first leveraged calf stretching device. It holds your heel in the perfect position to maximize your stretch safely, easily, and effectively. Unlike other calf stretches and devices, the CalfPRO® doesn’t bend the toes backward, supports your heel, provides a firm, non-slip base, gives unprecedented leverage, and can be used with shoes, socks, or barefoot when you need it most! Listen to this interview to learn more. Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/calfpro/calfpro?ref=6r62vo&token=e67991ca Show Notes - https://www.woodshed.agency/successfully-funded/episode-185-calfpro Music - https://open.spotify.com/artist/19d7d9AnxzGlETn7StImdN?si=Uc5tu0z_QD2fFm8M1oqFGQ
May 11, 2020
Episode 184 - The NatureDry Jacket by Woolly
On episode 184 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk with James Kelly from the Kickstarter campaign, NatureDry Jacket. The mission for Woolly? More wool. Less plastic. Next comes NatureDry: the 100% merino all-weather jacket. Woolly is making a plastic-free performance outdoors jacket a reality. Woolly has been in the wool business for 8 years. Their complete line of high blend premium merino clothing in everyday styles at reasonable prices is designed to make a full wool life possible. Thousands of repeat customers and Kickstarter backers have already joined us in our mission to ditch synthetics for high-performance all-natural wool, join the flock! Check out their Kickstarter today!
May 07, 2020
Episode 183 - The NEO
On episode 183 I got to talk with Sergio Landau from the Kickstarter campaign The Neo. The NEO makes delicious, in-home espresso easily and affordably. We designed this product knowing that Moka pots, many pod machines, and other in-home brewers claim to make espresso, but really only provide you with a cup of strong coffee, unless you want to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The NEO is a simple, environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and fun product, all while producing delicious espresso. Learn more by visiting their Kickstarter.
May 04, 2020
Episode 182 - Crave Natural: A New Era of Breakfast
On episode 182 of Successfully Funded, I got to talk crowdfunding with Lin Jiang from the Kickstarter, Crave Natural. Crave Natural is inspired by traditional Asian recipes, they offer low-sugar, high-protein, high-fiber oats in unique flavors and purpose-driven benefits to help you achieve your wellness goals through some delicious oats. Crave Natural offers low-sugar, high-protein, high-fiber oatmeal with four distinct flavors and purpose-driven benefits - energy, glow, calm, and focus. Every Crave Natural flavor starts with a base of organic gluten-free oats, almonds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds. This base provides a complete protein profile and a hearty texture. Learn More - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/linjiang/crave-natural-a-new-era-of-breakfast
April 30, 2020
Episode 181 - The Griffon's Saddlebag
On episode 181 of Successfully Funded I got the chance to talk with Griffin Macaulay from the very successful Kickstarter, The Griffon's Saddlebag. The Griffon's Saddlebag is a hobby-turned-career passion project that releases new magic items (and other content) for 5th edition every day. Griffin’s daily content is released on Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit, and is made possible by the support of his community through Patreon and Kickstarter. This 200+ page book is a compendium of every item made in the Saddlebag's first year, including 365 game-ready, illustrated magic items, 12 new character subclasses, 2 new settings, and an evil villain that can be easily added into your favorite ongoing campaigns. This content is written and designed following the existing standards and precedents set by the official 5e materials to make it easier to read and integrate into your games. Check out the Kickstarter page today!
April 27, 2020
Episode 180 - Nomad Kitchen
On Episode 180 of Successfully Funded, I got the chance to talk with Sam Gross from the campaign, Nomad Kitchen. The Nomad Kitchen gives you a compact removable kitchen system, great for everyone from the hardcore adventurer to the casual weekend warrior. Beyond wilderness exploration, the Nomad Kitchen’s uses extend to tailgating, festivals, and emergency preparedness. After selecting to place the box on the driver side or passenger side and lifting the box into your trunk you just need to open and loosen the ratchet straps, clip the front strap hooks to the cargo tie-down anchor, and ratchet them until they are snug. Sound pretty awesome to me! To learn more visit their Indiegogo page.
April 23, 2020
Episode 179 - Clicbot
On this episode of Successfully Funded, I got to Zoom chat with Ruxin Wang from the Kickstarter project, Clicbot. So what is this project all about? Clicbot is your family’s newest friend. He listens, he thinks, and he even reacts. His personality is contagious, and his playful design makes him even more lovable. More than that, he’s an engaging teacher that knows how to make learning fun. Clicbot’s character and personality were designed by Carlos Baena, an award-winning designer. Clicbot’s personality adjusts depending on how you build and code him- each setup (and there are more than 1000 setups) has its own unique combination of use cases, ensuring that Clicbot is forever-engaging and always fun. Their Kickstarter raised over 600K and had more than 1600+ backers. This campaign truly was Successfully Funded. Check out the project now on Indiegogo InDemand.
April 20, 2020
Episode 178 - KickoffLabs
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talked with John Ledgard, Founder of KickoffLabs. KickoffLabs helps you go beyond landing pages. Quickly and easily setup giveaways, sweepstakes, and product launches where fans earn points and rewards for referring friends and promoting your brand. Check out the webpage here!
April 16, 2020
Episode 177 - Bucqle!
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk to Daan van der Lecq, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Bucqle! Bucqle is the world’s most innovative accessory to tighten your pants and skirts to the perfect fit around the waist and is therefore the modern replacement of your belt. Bucqle is not only ultra slim and way smaller than a belt, it is also hardly visible and creates a neat look. Check out the Bucqle Kickstarter to learn more!
April 13, 2020
Episode 176 - CODEX SILENDA
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk to Brady Whitney, Inventor, Designer, and Writer of CODEX SILENDA. Codex Silenda is a five-page book that features five intricate puzzles. Each page features a unique puzzle that requires the user/reader to unlock the corresponding bolts in order to progress to the next page. As you progress through the book, a story engraved on to the back of each page begins to develop. The story follows the adventure of an apprentice of Leonardo Da Vinci as the student stumbles onto Vinci’s latest invention, the Codex. Unfortunately, the wooden book is an enchanted trap that captures any thieves or snoopy apprentices, forcing them to have to solve it’s 5 mysterious puzzles in order to escape. You, the puzzler must now help the Apprentice solve the puzzles before the Master can return to the shop and fire the Apprentice for his trespass. Check out the Kickstarter to get yourself a Codex!
April 06, 2020
Episode 175 - Kickbooster
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Shelby Olson, Marketing Strategist at Kickbooster. Kickbooster creates crowdfunding tools that help project creators raise more, and manage less. Affiliate marketing (sometimes called referral marketing or influencer marketing) is a sales and marketing strategy where you, the creator, encourage your backers, media partners, and brand advocates to refer their network to your crowdfunding campaign in exchange for a reward when that referral leads to a pledge. Kickbooster helps creators run and manage their affiliate, referral, and influencer marketing programs all in one integrated platform. Their platform allows you to focus on building relationships with brand ambassadors, while they take care of the tracking, validating, reporting and commission management. Take a look at their website if you’d like to learn more!
April 02, 2020
Episode 174 - Dooeys
In this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk to Jordan Clark, the Founder of Dooeys Slippers. Tired of having to choose between wearing unsupportive slippers or comfortable outdoor shoes in your home? Meet Dooeys slipshoes ™ - the perfect cross between a slipper and a shoe that are ready for everything you do at home. Dooeys provide the coziness of a slipper with the all-day comfort and style of outdoor shoes, and they're made from sustainable materials that are about to revolutionize the fashion industry. Uppers made from supple vegan apple leather and recycled polyester vegan suede are durable and lightweight. The fluffy, fibrous lining is made from eucalyptus tree fibers, and is naturally moisture-wicking, breathable and super soft. Sugarcane EVA soles combine with cork or coconut husk insoles to give you ample arch support, shock absorption and cushioning. We believe in creating the change we want to see. That's why we've chosen sustainable materials that can usher in systemic improvements to the fashion industry. Our materials not only offer great performance, but are also better for the planet. Wherever possible, we use textiles with a low production footprint, and otherwise we choose recycled materials. Check out the Dooeys Kickstarter to learn more!
March 30, 2020
Episode 173 - HUNU
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk to Vince Dickson, the founder of HUNU: The Coffee Cup that Fits in Your Pocket. They started out with one very clear thought. Single use cups are convenient. Reusable cups are not. How can someone change that? By designing a cup that fits in your pocket as easily as your phone or keys ensuring that its always with you when you need it. Silicone is very non porous meaning that it is incredibly easy to clean. If you are out and about during the day a simple rinse out with water or even a wipe with a napkin will often be enough. At the end of the day using some dish soap in the sink or taking the lid and band off and popping everything in the dishwasher works great. It had to be compact enough to comfortably carry around in a pocket all day. It had to be sturdy enough to safely hold a hot drink. It had to be made using the highest quality food grade materials. It had to look good and be light and durable. Check out their kickstarter if you want to learn more!
March 26, 2020
Episode 172 - Hapbee
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Scott Vennell, the Co-Founder of Hapbee. Hapbee ("Happy") is the world's first wearable that lets you feel calm, alert, focused, relaxed or sleepy on command - all with just a few taps on your smartphone. This unique product allows you to experience the feelings and sensations you desire almost instantly, without ingesting any harmful substance or chemical, while having the ability to return to your normal baseline state within a matter of minutes. Using patented technology and proprietary software, Hapbee sends predictable, low-wavelength electromagnetic signals throughout your body, emulating your favorite feelings and sensations, without the use of potentially harmful substances and chemicals. You're in total control thanks to Hapbee's unique SignalMap functionality. Since Hapbee's different signals are mapped to specific feelings, you have complete control of which feeling or sensation you'd like to prompt with just a couple taps from your smartphone! Most importantly, Hapbee does not require potent chemicals to evoke the feelings and emotions you desire. Hapbee puts you in complete control of the emotions or feelings you want – when you want them - giving you complete control of your state and empowering you to become more mindful of how you feel on a daily basis This kind of awareness in itself is a powerful movement toward living a better life. Check out their Indiegogo if you’d like a Hapbee yourself!
March 23, 2020
Episode 171 - Vampire: The Masquerade
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk to Gary Paitre, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Vampire: The Masquerade Chapters. Vampire: The Masquerade – CHAPTERS is a campaign game which includes, as part of the rich narrative and story arc, many immersive scenarios that adapt to your playing style. Depending on your approach and decisions, you will impact the story and experience a custom adventure. As an “RPG in a box”, you will experience advanced dialogue possibilities, deep investigation sequences, and powerful combats. No game master required! Choose your character, make your decisions, gain experience points and level-up over time. The game is a mature and visceral experience based on several branching mechanisms. Your decisions in the game may have consequences (good or bad); the difference is thin in the World of Darkness. All along the campaign, your Status and Masquerade level will be tracked, influencing the course of your experience. Fully replayable, the story can be played again from different angles, with new characters and different choices. Check out the kickstarter if you’d like to experience this game yourself!
March 19, 2020
Episode 170 - Elizabeth Erickson
On this special episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Elizabeth Erickson, Associate Attorney at Quinn IP Law. Elizabeth is an associate at Quinn IP Law where she specializes in litigation, trademarks, copyrights, brand management, and licensing agreements. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, Cum Laude, where she was involved in an array of organizations, such as Moot Court, Trial Team, the American Inns of Court, the Student Bar Association, the Board of Advocates, and the Intellectual property Law Society where she served as President for two years. In undergrad, she received a degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University. James Madison College has a reputation as a nationally acclaimed international scholars program. While there, she took classes in policy analysis, rhetoric, and micro-, macro-, as well as international levels of economics courses, which further helped me establish concrete career objectives. If you are looking to obtain intellectual property rights, need help policing your intellectual property, or fighting infringement, feel free to reach out to Elizabeth or schedule an appointment to discuss your individual needs: 248.280.9300. Ext. 140.
March 16, 2020
Episode 169 - Cthulhu is Hard to Spell
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Russell Nohelty, the creator of the Cthulhu is Hard to Spell series. Do you love Lovecraft? Have you read or even considered reading the first volume of Cthulhu is Hard to Spell? Do you want to dive into the world of Lovecraft’s gods and monsters? If so the second volume of Cthulhu is Hard to Spell features everything amazing from the first volume, with even more Lovecrafty goodness. These books are a love letter to Lovecraft fans of all kinds, from those that obsess about Cthulhu, to the ones that never want to leave Arkham, to the ones that keep a copy of the Necronomicon under their pillow, and everyone in between. Whether you are a casual fan or a rabid one, this series has got you covered. The second volume features stories by Paul Jenkins (Spider-Man) and Tony Donley (Grimm’s Fairy Tales), Ray-Anthony Height (Wakandaverse), Christian Gossett in his first comic book art duties since The Red Star years ago, and a fantastic cover by Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim). In total, over 70+ creators contributed 38 incredible stories to this 160-page hardcover collection, and the results are pretty mind blowing. Want to read this for yourself? Hop over to the kickstarter to get yourself a copy!
March 12, 2020
Episode 168- The Heretic
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Allysha Lavino, the author of the book The Heretic. The Heretic is a full-length epic novel complete with: Real to-scale treasure map Historical photos & illustrations Codes for YOU to find Everything you need to solve the Mystery Explore the mysteries of history and the science of magic in this epic adventure through the Languedoc of Southwest France. Follow the clues, discover the research, and embark on YOUR own personal quest. Cultural anthropologist Lily Ann Harper is on a quest for facts, when mysterious Sir Anthony Leclair invites her to Rennes-le-Château. As he teasingly reveals secrets of the ancient past, Lily is thrust back through history. Awakened by a power she can't explain, she struggles to understand the proof Sir Anthony has found. An ancient power flows through the land, but this Wisdom has always been a deadly heresy. To overcome an age-old enemy, Lily must embrace the magic of the ancestors and find her place in the Pattern. Check out The Heretic Kickstarter to learn more about this exciting narrative! “THE HERETIC” ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/The-Heretic/dp/194046885X JOIN THE HERETICS: www.allyshalavino.com/the-Heretic SACRED MYSTERY TOURS: www.sacredmysterytours.com SOCIALS: www.facebook.com/allyshalavinoauthor www.twitter.com/allyshalavino www.instagram.com/allyshalavino
March 09, 2020
Episode 167 - Witchblade Hardcover
On our new episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Matt Hawkins on the release of Witchblade Hardcover Volume One. In November 1995, one of the most iconic comic book characters made her debut. The saga lives on in this recollection of the first issues of the original Witchblade series, including Tales of The Witchblade. They are celebrating 25 years of Witchblade with this Kickstarter exclusive dust jacket, and every copy will be signed by Witchblade co-creator & Top Cow founder: Marc Silvestri. The hardcover includes Witchblade #1-19, THE DARKNESS #9 & 10, and TALES OF THE Witchblade #1/2, 1, 2, & 3. Not only does this honor the character but legendary artists and writers that told the first stories: Michael Turner, Brian Haberlin, David Wohl, Marc Silvestri, and Christina Z! Take a look at the Witchblade kickstarter if you’d like a copy of the book yourself!
February 27, 2020
Episode 166 - PARKS Expansion
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Matt Aiken, founder of Keymaster Games and PARKS Expansion: Nightfall + PARKS Memories. In 2019, 9,781 backers brought PARKS, a board game that celebrates the US national parks, to life. PARKS is a collaboration with the Fifty-Nine Parks Print series, featuring art from over 30 artists, that brings the wonder of the US National Parks to life around a table with friend and family. In this campaign, you can pre-order a copy of PARKS along with the new expansion, Nightfall, and the new standalone matching game, Parks Memories. The national parks exist to preserve many wonders of nature, but they also harbor some of the darkest skies and clearest views of the stars. This is the reason you might hear the saying “Half the Park is after Dark.” It is the inspiration for PARKS Expansion: Nightfall. Nightfall offers a whole new year of hiking for PARKS lovers to explore. It includes 24 new Park cards that reward instant actions when visited, a new Year deck along with ways to obtain new Year Cards while hiking, plus the introduction of Camping, which grants powerful once per season actions to those hikers that do not dally on the trail. Check out their kickstarter to learn more!
February 24, 2020
Episode 165 - Circular Smart Ring
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Amaury Kosman, the CEO of Circular Smart Ring | Sleep, Energy, Performance, Evolved. On the outside, Circular is sleek, seamless, and discreet. On the inside, it’s powered by advanced mechanical customization and intuitive AI. When it comes to user experience, they’ve made no compromises. The result? A seamless experience that works for you day & night. Circular never sleeps, but you’ll sleep better. That’s because what Circular does best is synthesize and analyze your body signals (night and day!) for unique recommendations and advanced wellness correlations to improve your well-being. With Circular, you can learn about the effect of your sleep on your daily performance and the effect of your activities on the quality of your sleep and your future wellness. Get real-time, personalized recommendations. Control your ring, visualize your progress, meet (and compete with!) your wellness community, and get impactful recommendations through the Circular app. Check out the Circular Smart Ring Kickstarter to learn more!
February 17, 2020
Episode 164 - Pop Up Funk
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk to Rosston Meyer on Jim Mahfood’s Pop Up Funk books. From ‘Pop Life’ to ‘Grrl Scouts’ to ‘Thrilling,’ beloved comic artist and illustrator Jim Mahfood’s most well-known artwork has been transformed into Pop Up Funk - a three dimensional explosion of art from the dark master of psychedelic groove. Pop Up Funk is a beautifully illustrated pop up art book, paper engineered and published by Poposition Press. The book features artist Jim Mahfood's unique style in a three dimensional pop up format. Pop Up Funk includes six pop up spreads each measuring 11" x 17" when open: Funky Beats, Sir?, Grrl Scouts, Pure Gonzo, Everybody Loves Tank Girl, Pop Life and Thrilling. Check out their kickstarter if you want to hop on the psychedelic craze!
February 13, 2020
Episode 163 - Halftoys Babies
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, Ray Flor the founder of LearnPlay shares their innovative sensory children’s toy called Halftoys Babies. For those of you who haven't heard of Halftoys, these are collectible toys made to provide tactile, audible, and visual satisfaction. Halftoys are magnetic puzzle toys you can see inside and out. Enter sensory paradise by tinkering with their removable puzzle skeleton and snapping their magnetic shells on and off. Fidget to your heart's content with these adorable toys! These impossibly cute Baby Dinos and Animals are the perfect gift for both kids and adults, and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. To keep up to date on their progress, take a peek at their Kickstarter!
February 10, 2020
Episode 162 - Albicchiere
On the newest episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Douglas Beltran, the Vice President of Albicchiere: Smart Wine Preservation & Dispenser. Albi allows you to open and change between your favorite wines without worrying about the opening date or wasting a bottle just for one glass of wine. This new technology allows you to drink it for up to 6 months from the opening date, 8x times longer than other systems. With Albi, you can buy a preservation system and a little cellar at the lowest cost on the market. You can set your preferred temperature for each individual bottle of wine or follow the recommendations of the wineries by simply using the Albi app. Albicchiere uses NFC technology that automatically recognizes the wine inside and will bring it to the ideal serving temperature for that specific type of wine, be it 4°C - 20°C (39.2°F - 68°F). Now your wine can truly be enjoyed as it was intended to be. Albi is the easiest way to get your wine to its’ optimum temperature. To learn more, take a look at Albicchiere’s Kickstarter for more information!
February 06, 2020
Episode 161 - PranaCure Breathers
This time around on the Successfully Funded Podcast, we spoke with Nadia Hopkins, founder of PranaCure Breathers. Breathing is a way we return to the moment, and when we’re in the moment we feel more peaceful, focused and self-aware. Think of all the stress, anxiety and overwhelm happening in the world. The Breather is an aromatherapy inhaler that is fun and easy to use. When you choose one and breathe deeply, you get a dose of healing herbs. These aren’t just any herbs – only the highest quality, sustainably sourced organic plant essences. The designed three therapeutic formulas in combinations make breathing easy even easier. They last up to 3 months of regular use! Take a look at the PranaCure Kickstarter if you’re interested in more information!
February 03, 2020
Episode 160 - TiGr® Bike Lock
On this episode of the Successfully Funded Podcast, we talk with Jim Loughlin, Co-Creator of the TiGr® BLUE High Carbon Steel Strong and Light Bike Lock. The flexible steel bow is easy to wrap around the things you want to secure: bike frame (and a wheel whenever possible) to a bike rack. The clip attaches to the bike just like a bottle cage, easy. It holds the lock snug while you ride. Being lightweight and hard to cut, the TiGr® Bike Lock is a durable and safe option for keeping your bike secure. Find more information on the TiGr® KickStarter page.
January 27, 2020
Episode 159 - KamiBaby
To kick off the new year for the Successfully Funded Podcast, we spoke to Yamin, the VP of Sales and Marketing of KamiBaby: All-in-One Smart Monitor for Babies. When your baby or toddler has a good night’s sleep, you can too! Ever wonder if your baby is breathing while they are sleeping? Worry no more, thanks to KamiBaby, you can view your baby’s breathing through proprietary image processing and AI techniques, to see a magnified visual of your baby’s breathing. You can view it live from your Kami App anytime, anywhere! KamiBaby is more than a baby monitor. Using the latest AI and Edge computing technologies, parents will be able to see their baby's breathing amplified, making the parenting experience easier. Every parent with KamiBaby can keep track of their baby or toddler, receive relevant alerts, and have an extra pair of eyes to help make parenting a little bit easier within those precious first few years. KamiBaby is your all-in-one intelligent companion for your baby or toddler. Check out KamiBaby’s Indiegogo page!
January 21, 2020
Episode 158 - REBO Smart Bottle
Successfully Funded is back with a brand new season and guests to talk with! On episode 158, I got to speak with Pierandrea Quarta, the founder and CEO of REBO Smart Bottle. REBO Smart Bottle is one of the most important organizations that collect ocean plastic waste in multiple developing countries. They support clean-ups in Haiti, Philippines and Indonesia, in order to tackle some of the biggest sources of plastic waste that pollute our oceans. REBO is good for you as well as the environment. It helps keep you healthy because: It tracks the water you drink based on a preset drinking goal. It builds a customized hydration plan according to your physical activity by synchronizing with the most widespread apps on the market. It reminds you to stay hydrated by lighting up. It allows you to easily input the water that you drink outside of REBO. It lets you share the positive impact you are making on the planet with your friends. Check out their Indiegogo if you’d like to learn more about REBO and the positive impact you can help make!
December 19, 2019
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 02, 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 02, 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 05, 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: https://www.instagram.com/jonboy007007/
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 www.CrowdfundAttny.com 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
Episode 143 - TOKYO SERIES TABLETOP GAMES
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 jordandraper.com, and read about the first three games that were on Kickstarter here.
February 05, 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 08, 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 07, 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 - https://my-urmo.com/en/ 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 02, 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 - https://www.kickstarter.com/…/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 - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/660227025/dale-of-merchants-collection
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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1296486938/whyld-rivers-doggybag-a-premium-sleeping-bag-for-y
September 06, 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 09, 2018
Episode 127 - BentoStack
Episode 128 - I got to talk with Mike Smart from the Indiegogo campaign, BentoStack
May 07, 2018
Episode 125 - Idolcam
In episode 125 - I talked with Jason Lam about his newest creation, Idolcam. The Pocketable 4k Gimbal Camera!
May 01, 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 09, 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 01, 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 04, 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 02, 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 05, 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 07, 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 02, 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 05, 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 08, 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 01, 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 08, 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 04, 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 06, 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 03, 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 06, 2017
Episode 71 - Think Like a Detective
Ep. 71. If you are a project creator then you need to think like a detective.
March 02, 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 09, 2017
Episode 64 - The Art of Asking
Episode 64. Are you asking for money from backers the right way?
February 07, 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 06, 2017
Episode 62 - Did Being Featured By Kickstarter Help?
Episode 62 - Did Being Featured By Kickstarter Help?
February 02, 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 08, 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 08, 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 05, 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 01, 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 09, 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 07, 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 03, 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 06, 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 03, 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 08, 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 05, 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 01, 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 08, 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 04, 2016
Episode 12 - AWESOME WOOD TOYS
What could be better than modernist design flair and roadside car culture, fused and distilled in wood toy form? Nothing.
August 01, 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 09, 2016
Episode 4 - CREEM Day 1
July 07, 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