14 Crowdfunding Experts To Learn From

When it comes to crowdfunding, getting expert advice and learning from the best can be the difference that takes a project from unfunded to overfunded. 

There are many industry experts that can help you to achieve your goals. In today’s post, I want to tell you about fourteen of the leading thinkers in the crowdfunding industry, who they are, and where you can find them. 

  1. Jamey Stegmaier

Jamey Stegmaier has paved the way for various board game designers to launch successful campaigns on Kickstarter. As a crowdfunding enthusiast himself, he’s launched eight of his own campaigns and raised over $3 million through Kickstarter for fan favorites such as Viticulture, Euphoria and Scythe.

His book, A Crowdfunders Strategy Guide, is one of my absolute favorites to read and an incredible resource for newcomers in the tabletop industry. 

  1. Nalin Chuapetcharasopon

If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that I started this blog as a way to share the crowdfunding tips and advice I’ve used that actually works to get backers and raise funds.

I am a blogger, podcaster, YouTuber and author who has helped others raise millions on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. 

As Founder of Crush Crowdfunding and Meeple Marketing, I consistently create content to get your idea launched and funded. If you like what I write, be sure to grab a copy of the Crush Crowdfunding Blog Book to get all of the most impactful articles in one place.

  1. Jes Bailey

Founder at Crowdfund360, Jes Bailey helps social entrepreneurs bring their projects to life. Through her content, online course and in-person workshop, she has helped others raise over $3M and brings recipes for success to various startups. In her line of work she specializes in crowdfunding projects with a philanthropic lean.

  1. Khierstyn Ross

Khierstyn Ross experienced the devastation of an unfunded campaign firsthand and, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, came back the second time around to resounding success. This set her off on a path to help entrepreneurs achieve 6-figure launches for their products through Kickstarter and Shopify. She runs an active YouTube channel as well as hosts the Launch & Scale Podcast.

  1. Mark Pecota

Mark Pecota is co-founder and CEO of LaunchBoom, a thriving agency at the cutting-edge of crowdfunding. He has helped multiple entrepreneurs and products launch on crowdfunding and scale their eCommerce stores and online brands.

His book, Crowdfunded, takes you through the crowdfunding journey from start to finish and leaves no stone unturned. 

  1. Tyler James

Tyler James is the Founder of ComixLaunch and specializes in helping writers, artists and independent publishers build an engaged audience and meet their crowdfunding goals. He runs the addictive ComixLaunch podcast, which includes multiple actionable training sessions and behind-the-scenes advice from multiple crowdfunding launches. 

  1. Salvadore Briggman

If you’re thinking about crowdfunding, then you’ve probably heard of Sal. He’s the Founder of CrowdCrux, has written numerous books on crowdfunding, and hosts the Crowdfunding Demystified podcast where he interviews various successful creators. 

  1. Justin Giddings

Justin Giddings helps filmmakers get funded on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Seed & Spark. He launched and funded his own film, which propelled him to Hollywood stardom. Now he’s interested in taking what he’s learned to help others interested in the same path. 

  1. Eran Back 

Eran Back is the founder of Green Inbox. Through powerful digital advertising technology, his company has helped multiple creators fund very successful crowdfunding campaigns and achieve very high ROAS (return on ad spend). 

  1. Evan Varsamis

Evan Varsamis is the Founder and CEO of Gadget Flow, one of the top sites around the world to discover new crowdfunding products. Not only does he share very insightful knowledge on crowdfunding through articles on Forbes, he is also listed on Kickstarter as a crowdfunding expert.

  1. Iddo Steinberg

Iddo Steinberg is one of the Co-Founders of Jellop, one of the most powerful advertising agencies in the crowdfunding space. They’ve created a streamlined and effective process to help others amass hundreds of millions of dollars raised in crowdfunding.

  1. Vilius Stanislovaitis

Vilius started off his crowdfunding career by launching and funding his own book on Kickstarter. From there, he was propelled to interview other successful creators and write, Your First Kickstarter Campaign, which explains the basics of crowdfunding and audience building.

  1. Ivaylo Kalburdzhiev

Ivaylo is the Founder of Day One Funding, which helps people get funded on Launch Day. Crowdfunding is near and dear to him after he tried to launch his product and failed. From then on, he made it his mission to help others successfully launch and fund on crowdfunding. 

  1. Narek Vardanyan

As Co-Founder and CEO of The Crowdfunding Formula, Narek has helped creators raise millions of dollars on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. He runs a large marketing agency that is constantly trying new ideas (which he openly shares to readers of his email list) and building new tools like CrossProm.

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