60 campaigns launched. Over $20 million raised (and counting) from 100,000 backers worldwide through crowdfunding (for 1 rock legend, 2 Oscar winning filmmakers, 3 Pentagram designers, and more).
We prepare, promote, and launch campaigns for success.
Here are some of the things we do with crowdfunding creators:
Here is a selection of some of our favorite current and past crowdfunding campaigns:
The NASA Graphics Standards Manual: Designed in 1974 by Danne & Blackburn. Rescinded in 1992. Reissued exclusively on Kickstarter
Funded Oct. 5, 2015
A 250-page exclusive book + a backer-only community for new and experienced practitioners of the Lean Startup principles.
Funded Apr. 15, 2015
Hand-cut in Switzerland from recycled truck tarps. Our first rolling travel bag: spacious when you need it, compact when you don't.
Funded Oct. 12, 2017
A complete digital fabrication system for makers everywhere: 3D print, laser, carve, plot, assemble, pick/place + more on your desktop!
Funded Nov. 10, 2015
Join me in making the world’s first feature documentary on legendary designer Dieter Rams, and in helping preserve his design archive.
Funded Jul. 22, 2016
Crowd relations services.
After launching sixty successful campaigns, clients started asking if we could handle their PR. We’re now using our expertise with crowds to offer publicity services that are as extensive as our crowdfunding services but go far beyond a 30-day campaign.
Here are some of our offerings:
–Pitch diverse story angles that stick.
–Make introductions to great partners.
–Advise on social media and branding.
–Establish the perfect timeline for a successful launch.
–Get influencers and your community excited about various launches.
A selection of our past and current crowd relations clients include:
An imprint that preserves design manuals. After raising almost $2 million through several Kickstarter campaigns, Standards Manual is now a thriving publishing company with a gorgeous studio and bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
The Miami Underline
A 10-mile linear park under Miami’s Metrorail. The Underline will serve to revitalize the Miami community, optimize available space, and enhance the city’s landscape, transportation, and culture.
An all-in-one digital fabricator that can make anything, anywhere. Makerarm goes beyond 3D printing thanks to its innovative interchangeable toolheads––which include laser cutters, a CNC mill, pen plotting, cake icing, and so much more. The project raised almost half a million dollars on Kickstarter, headed by the incomparable Zaib Husain.
An online candle company founded by two ex-Googlers. Keap’s brilliant “Scent to Home” service launched and made strides in the online and print communities. Since then, Keap has expanded and introduced a new line of subtle, earth-infused scents.
An NYC data technology startup that places data in the context of the real world. The company recently launched Enigma Public, a free platform that makes the world's broadest collection of public data open and searchable for everyone–all while providing critical context and advice.
AIGA Eye on Design
AIGA Eye on Design, a platform introducing the best new work by the world’s most exciting designers—and the issues they care about. Eye on Design is hosting their first ever conference for “a full day of creative exploration” in October 2017, announced through a gorgeous visual collaboration with designers Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffrees.
A magazine about men who date men. The publication made strides in the print world with the launch of Hello Mr. memberships, which supported the magazine, collaborators, and all donated to LGBTQ+ organizations across the country.
Speaking of Home
An incredible public art installation by artist, photographer, and social innovator Nancy Ann Coyne. The first to be installed in St. Paul’s public skyways, Speaking of Home highlights the stories of 58 immigrants from 50 different countries through large scale vintage photographs.
"Alex Daly and her team at Vann Alexandra amazed us with their talent, professionalism, and enthusiasm for our product, Makerarm. They went above and beyond to understand the potential of our disruptive technology and message it to a wide audience of media professionals, influencers, and makers around the globe. With Vann Alexandra's help, we exceeded our Kickstarter goal. We would recommend Vann Alexandra's brilliant team to anyone who wants crowdfunding success or needs to shine a spotlight on their work."
Author, The Lean Startup
"Crowdfunding expert Alex Daly and her colleagues shared their considerable knowledge about running a successful campaign and worked tirelessly around the clock to manage our strategy, communications, budget, and fulfillment. Having seen them in action, it’s no surprise that she has had such success with so many crowdfunding projects."
"At very short notice Vann Alexandra managed to produce a professional and popular Kickstarter campaign, and their management of the campaign not only ensured the success of the campaign, but also the success of Bellingcat."
"I approached Vann Alexandra to help us raise money for a documentary film. Alex and her team were instrumental in steering the Kickstarter, giving us great advice on what to include on our page and in our rewards. The campaign was a great success and we surpassed our goal. We really couldn't have done it without them, thank you Vann Alexandra!"
Founder, The Standards Manual
"The success of our campaigns have been the result of three things: important content, passion for telling a story, and the guidance from Vann Alexandra. Our vision was supported by the advice and experience from the Vann Alexandra team, who day-in and day-out were a part of the campaign process—before, during, and well after. I can say with certainty that we wouldn’t have reached the massive audience we did without their hands in our efforts."
Alex is the industry’s “Crowdsourceress,” and she loves to work on projects that make the world more beautiful and efficient. Alex has shared her expertise at top film festivals, universities, and organizations, and is in the class of 2016’s Forbes 30 under 30. She graduated from Vanderbilt where she double majored in Spanish and Philosophy, minored in film, and earned her honors thesis on Existentialism in Contemporary Drug Cinema. Alex published her first book in Spring 2017 with PublicAffairs.
Théo likes to make creative projects come to life. He previously worked as a research assistant at the University of Michigan's developmental psychology lab, a teacher for Freedom House Detroit, and volunteered for The Detroit Partnership before moving to New York City. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan where he studied Psychology and Creative Writing.
Carly is passionate about projects that make the world a more inclusive and prosperous place. Before joining Vann Alexandra, she worked as a marketing assistant at Industry Standard NY, a marketing intern at CollegeFashionista, and internationally, as a social media manager at Emilime, a knitwear startup based in Lima, Peru. Carly received her Bachelor's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University where she studied Marketing and played NCAA Divison I soccer.