Ep 39: Crowdfunding and Payments with Salvador Briggman of Crowdcrux

On PayPod: The Payments Podcast, we cover all sorts of topics in payments and fintech, but on this episode we dive into something that’s given rise to an entirely new area of payments… crowdfunding. For the uninitiated, crowdfunding is defined as “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”

That simple definition hardly does crowdfunding justice, so Scott is joined by a crowdfunding expert who sheds more light on it all. Our guest is Salvador Briggman, entrepreneur, founder Crowdcrux, and host of the podcast Crowdfunding Demystified. Sal shares his passion about crowdfunding every day on his site and graciously offers some of his best insights on this episode.

Payments Industry Insights In This Episode:

  • What crowdfunding is, and what the biggest platforms are.
  • How payments are the engine that drives crowdfunding.
  • What the keys are to launching a successful crowdfunding campaign on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
  • Sal’s thoughts on the future of crowdfunding and payments technology (like cryptocurrencies).
  • With a whole bunch more!

Featured on the Show:

Payments Industry Spotlight: Crowdcrux

CrowdCrux is a crowdfunding news website and resource. They provide articles news updates that help entrepreneurs, investors, business owners, and creative types take advantage of the emerging crowdfunding industry. Founder Salvador Briggman’s number 1 goal is, “to see to it that you have all the tools and knowledge to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. It can be a headache to wrap your mind around all of the resources available and actions you need to take in order to get it off the ground. I bring all those relevant topics to you right here, in one place.”