Raising Funds Using Title III with Ash Kumra, Co-Founder of Youngry - Slow Hu...
"Youngry is about celebrating the entrepreneur spirit, the life style, the journey that comes within." Are you an entrepreneur? Do you la...
Youngry™ is an entrepreneur media company who will be the ESPN for entrepreneurship. Our mission is to unite the entrepreneurship ecosystem with a democratized platform for entrepreneurship news, original video programming, and e-commerce products to help an entrepreneur become successful. The company was founded by a two time White House award winning entrepreneur, and a globally recognized entrepreneur, whose created some of the largest movements in social media today.
But most importantly – we have been in your shoes, we understand the entrepreneur hustle and even the lonely time(s). Youngry™ will be the entrepreneur movement you have always yearned for, a place for like-minded individuals with aims to empower their world can gather.
You can learn more about our founders background here: http://ashkumra.com and here: http://ankurkgarg.com. Our advisor board includes Jesse Draper, Ryan Blair, CNBC Hustles Investor Kumar Arora, Ad.pl.e from the Black Eyed Peas and more.
We did this to get our core ecosystem (entrepreneurs, investors, mentors) involved and be an early supporter in us from day one. We will use the campaign funds to help launch our content platform Youngry.com official later Fall 2016. Due to this campaign we already have a national entrepreneur list of 50,000 plus, have had numerous press/media opportunities and have entrepreneur community relationships with over 40 major hubs!
Live Video Feed With Premium Advertising:
A 24/7 online video stream (both live video and video on demand) of global entrepreneurship efforts (fireside chats, panels, pitch contests, keynote speeches, important conferences) and Youngry™ live events! We will utilize ad networks and sponsored content opportunities.
Entrepreneurship means more small businesses and competition amongst the field. This competition drives innovation, fair prices, and wages. For the past several decades though, entrepreneurship had been on the decline and the strive to build a legacy for oneself had fallen to the wayside. Fortunately the likes of Mark Zuckerburg and Elon Musk realizing their dream and vision have inspired a new generation of entrepreneurs to believe in their creations that will change the world. We are once again unafraid to dream.
And no one knows more about capturing the American Dream than Ankur K Garg. Immigrating to the States at an early age, Garg has thrived building empires for others. His latest success, Shredz, saw the company prosper from packaging supplements in-home to becoming the mogul fitness empire that they are today. He helped introduce the legitimacy of social media to business, by seeing a newly formed company reach grow from $90,000 to $5 million in just one year. Now, he’s turning his sights to realizing his own vision by supporting the launch of Youngry™.
His co-founder, Ash Kumra, is an award winning entrepreneur, author, public speaker and talk show host recognized twice by the White House as an entrepreneur making an impact. He is also an authority on entrepreneurship, social media & branding by authoring the book series "Confessions from an Entrepreneur", spoken to over 10,000 people and has been cited in 100's of articles including Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, American Express Forum, Entrepreneur Magazine, Startup America/Up Global, LA Times, OC Register, Tedx & The White House. Ash has also hosted over 100 interview with business mavens, authors, entrepreneurs and celebrities who have achieved their dreams and goals.
We have opened the ground floor to people passionate about entrepreneurship to own a piece of our democratized media platform and have their voice heard in shaping the stories that we'll be covering!
Youngry™ is for the global entrepreneur community (both our young/hungry minded audience and the mentors that help make them a success). We are seeking $50,000 to turn our vision into reality.
Use Of Fund Highlights
Editorial Content Site: We will feature mentors, contributors to provide guidance.
We will also launch our e-commerce storefront in full force so we can monetize from day one.
$500k goal and beyond
Youngry™ will begin to adapt the ESPN/Live Stream and VOD Entrepreneur Video Library portion. This will be a 24/7 and live stream and video on demand feed. Part of the capital will be going into developing and marketing this concept. Not only will there be a constant news cycle of events going around the world, but entrepreneurs will be able to go through the vast library of contributors and other great minds to learn.
We will also begin creating original content. These will be full in-depth articles, videos, and native advertisements. Initially we will be doing this for just sponsored posts but will be expanding its selection.
Letter from the Co-Founder
The most exciting thing about being a part of this venture is that I get to partner with you. With Title III, we will be participating in building a voice that is no longer controlled by the few with vested interests in pushing and promoting their own agendas. Now each of us, the hard working - never sleeping - entrepreneurs (please tell me I'm not the only one out there) will be able to let a media platform know what you want to see covered.
I am passionate about Youngry because I see its potential to transform how we share memories. My generation is entering into a time of our lives where we’re creating memorable life experiences every day. My whole dream was to provide a product that inspires the experience, captures the moment, and enables people to share them in personal way.
Ankur K Garg
Exclusive Youngry t-shirt and mention on our wall of fame.
Youngry Street Team Package (Youngry t-shirt, hat and limited edition poster & mention on wall of fame).
All previous perks and a raffle ticket to receive an exclusive perk provided by our advisors (we will pick and announce winners on a live Facebook Live chat after the campaign ends).
All previous perks and a Limited Edition Book publication through Youngry & Featured Spotlight Article.
All previous perks and a custom website from our team (5-10 pages max).
All previous perks and a Youngry Hall of Fame Package: Be on our advisory board and lend your voice in quarterly strategy and editorial planning.
We are a next generation media company celebrating entrepreneurship. We will provide news content, distribution of original video programming, and products/services to help one become a better entrepreneur and business creator.
We will fund our business primarily through an e-commerce store front selling motivational “Youngry” entrepreneur inspired clothing and premium media featuring top successful entrepreneurs (audio, e-books, video courses, live events). We have already established a partnership with one of Amazon’s top e-commerce programs Amazon Exclusives. Through this we will create a store front on Youngry.com,have Amazon assisting with sales/marketing and have already generated revenues! We also will make revenues secondary with selected ad/sponsor supported content.
First and foremost - you may lose all your money so please don't invest more than you can afford to lose.
In investing, greater risks can yield sometimes the best gains. We are projecting to be a revenue substantial generating company within our first 12 months. However there is a chance we might have to do a followup capital raise for additional sales/marketing if our projections require more time.
Also we are media company and might face economic and natural factors out of our control that could affect consumer e-commerce purchasing and advertisements/sponsor.s
We are developing our online editorial platform (text, video, audio) and have sourced 20 article contributors to start writing. We intend to have this live nearing the end of our campaign.
We are e-commerce focused as a revenue versus online advertising/sponsorship (which is traditionally the norm for digital content media companies). Specifically our business model is unique in that we continue to drive more value for our audience with both free and premium content. See below for more info on this:
We provide an online editorial platform (text, video, audio) featuring top mentors, serial entrepreneurs and influencers as contributors on topics most pertinent to help the young and hungry minded entrepreneurs succeed on Youngry.com, social media and affiliated channels.
We will take the most popular articles and entrepreneur themes and provide various e-commerce products (digital books, live events, webinars) featuring the original contributors. The contributors will participate in revenue sharing opportunities with these products and the Youngry audience will now develop a deeper relationship with the people who are helping them!
Youngry will also offer a 24/7 online video stream (both live video and video on demand) of global entrepreneurship efforts (fireside chats, panels, pitch contests, keynote speeches, important conferences) and Youngry live events. We likely will have this hosted on our Facebook page so it’s a viral social tool, keep video hosting costs down and even anticipate this to generate sponsorships.
We are one of the first media campaigns in the nation to do a Title III campaign as our first source of investment seeking.
Youngry is for the global entrepreneur community and we plan to promote success stories in many under-served markets including:
We are developing a proprietary content model as well to help us democraticlly approve early stage entreprenuer success stories. This will leverage public social media data, public company traction accolades and sectors.
In 12 to 18 months.
Investment participation: Youngry is for the global entrepreneur community (both our young/hungry minded audience and the mentors that help make them a success). We are seeking $100,000 to turn our vision into reality. We are raise money with one of the most democratic fundraising mechanisms that can allow people to support and celebrate our success together as an equity holder: Title III Equity CrowdFunding.
We are also pursuing this campaign because of our belief that title III crowd-funding can potentially inspire a new level of entrepreneurship and small business creation. This overview by the White House best summarizes it.
Early stage entrepreneur promotion: We would love to hear your story and see how we can feature your story! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Serial Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Authors & Additional Professionals: Love to collaborate with you, feature you in an article and possible develop a book! Please contact email@example.com if interested.
Youngry successfully raised $64,450 from 134 investors on October 15, 2016
Ash Kumra!Aj ThurberInvested over 1 year ago
i believe!Max ThunyakijInvested over 1 year ago
I believe learning more about the lifestyle behind entrepreneurship will open more doors for people to pursue that path; and I'd like to contribute the progress forward.Amin ImanInvested over 1 year ago
I believe in Ash and his vision for what Youngry can become.Ryan LazarusInvested over 1 year ago
I like the model - a media network + exposure platform for emerging entrepreneurs to connect and discover. FastCompany/ Inc. but with some grit. Stoked for you guys!Paula MooreInvested over 1 year ago
Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of the American economy. As a Marketing leader in companies that appealed to Entrepreneurs and helped them grow their business and now a current Entrepreneur I believe and support the cause Youngry is pursuing.Jai SinghInvested over 1 year ago
Because of young entrepreneurs need consistent motivation that is relevant based on their interest.Philip MathewInvested over 1 year ago
I believe in what you are doing for the entrepreneurial community!Joe RubinInvested over 1 year ago
Liked the pitchEric VonkInvested over 1 year ago
As a career entrepreneur, I'm excited to support a community focused on entrepreneurial pursuits. Youngry is well positioned to target this enthusiastic audience vertical and garner an incredibly loyal following. Now it's time to execute!Beckham ThomasInvested over 1 year ago
I love empowering youth and I think it is the key to global systemic change.Heidi CuppariInvested over 1 year ago
I totally appreciated Ash sponsoring Startup Weekend at MindTouch. I'm just a programmer. I'm not sure how being a part of Youngry will help me learn more as an entrepreneur, but I love what you are doing and I want to support it. :-)Adrian DrummondInvested over 1 year ago
Because I believe in the vision of the company and want to see it succeed.Ethan LevyInvested over 1 year ago
I love entrepreneurship!Robyn WardInvested over 1 year ago
I invested because I know many people who want to do more to put their mark on this world but are afraid to because they know of no one around them who have done so successfully. I am one of them. This is a tool I will love to use one day.Tolanda HallInvested over 1 year ago
I think it's a great idea to have a special forum for startups, which provides the reader with pertinent information to determine their investment interest.Jacqueline CapatulaInvested over 1 year ago
Youngry gives entrepreneurs the access to resources they may not find on their own. It is a great way to support not just one company but the entire startup ecosystem.Brion CrumInvested over 1 year ago
Not everyone has to work 9-5 for a corporation anymore.Jennifer WaigandInvested over 1 year ago
I get the concept and liked the founders stories.Robert HowardInvested over 1 year ago
I'm a young entrepreneur and I want to improve & support new media offerings.Jonathan WilliamsInvested over 1 year ago
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