LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Crowdfunding®, the leading company that helps people explore new types of crowdfunding, announces the season one winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). The new online series showcased videos from both rewards-based and investment crowdfunding campaigns.
The CVAs were created by NextGen to help showcase creative crowdfunding campaigns featured on Indiegogo, Kickstarter and other leading rewards-based and investment crowdfunding platforms. This innovative program provides entrepreneurs with new ways to promote their companies to supporters and investors as well as rewards them with cash prizes. The winners will use the funds to support their business including bringing their products to market or expanding services.
The first season featured more than 100 contestants, and included a mix of tech, fashion, lifestyle, agriculture, food and beverage, travel and fitness campaigns. Over the course of six shows, these campaigns went head to head for a chance to be recognized as one of the top three campaigns as voted on by the public. The three winners of season one include:
- First place ($10,000 cash prize): Limitless Phone Case by Mous- Whether you drop your iPhone from your pocket or from 45 feet, Limitless cases will protect your phone from breaking
- Second place ($5,000 cash prize): Noria Home- The first window air conditioner designed with you in mind
- Third place ($2,500 cash prize): Farm From a Box- The start of a new tech-powered and self sustaining approach to community farming and food security
“We are thrilled with the success of the first season of the CVAs,” said NextGen Founder and CEO Aubrey Chernick. “The CVAs allowed us to highlight the creativity of over 100 crowdfunding campaigns and invite millions of viewers to watch and participate by voting for the videos that most effectively motivated viewers to learn more about the crowdfunding campaigns they were created to promote. It’s exciting to know that we were able to bring these campaigns new fans and supporters to help them succeed.”
"We really wanted to disrupt the boring phone accessory industry and push the limits,” said Mous Co-Founder James Day. “We are really glad that people got onboard with our campaign and voted for us. Thanks to the CVAs, we now have the opportunity to drive our brand and product even further."
Industry supporters of the CVAs include the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA), an organization supporting the growth of the crowdfunding marketplace, as well as the crowdfunding portals OurCrowd, SeedInvest, StartEngine, Republic and WeFunder, and media companies Crowdfund Beat and Crowdfund Insider.
Since launching in 2015, NextGen has been widely recognized as a leading resource for investment crowdfunding data and statistics, live events and online streaming content that promotes investment crowdfunding. The company will soon be announcing a program for new, entry-level and experienced investors to interact with and learn from other investors in the space. The “Crowdfunding Angel Community” will allow investors to explore the new era of investment crowdfunding through educational videos, live events, industry data provided by the “NextGen Dashboard,” and listings of all active Title III campaigns.
NextGen Crowdfunding helps people explore the new era of investment crowdfunding. With unique in-person events and live streaming video content, NextGen enables individuals to discover, research and support specific companies launching crowdfunding campaigns. NextGen’s unique Ignition Events showcase the companies and emerging businesses presenting equity crowdfunding campaigns. NextGen also provides educational content, including online webinars, boot camps and videos, to inform the public about equity crowdfunding. NextGen also provides education to, and visibility for, companies with crowdfunding campaigns. As a purpose-driven company, NextGen aims to encourage entrepreneurship and help spark a new economy. Visit http://www.nextgencrowdfunding.com.