About Mike Del Ponte

Mike Del Ponte is the Founder and CEO of Soma.

6 Mistakes That KILL Kickstarter Campaigns… and How to Avoid Them

“If you build it they will come”. The oft-quoted line from Field of Dreams seems to fit the Kickstarter narrative to a tee. Kickstarter is filled with overnight success stories–from Pebble to Ouya–who turned brilliant ideas into millions of dollars and national exposure. It’s easy to attribute their success to amazing products, the rise of crowdfunding, and a magic dose of virality. From the outside looking in, it’s never been easier to achieve one’s dream …