Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2021

Abstract

Many reward-based crowdfunding platforms encourage entrepreneurs to introduce their projects and make a personal appeal with a video clip. In this study, we investigate the impact of such a pitch video on financing outcomes. Grounded in social perception literature, we propose that effective use of nonverbal cues in a pitch video increases funding success. We coded and analyzed videos of crowdfunding campaigns and found that an entrepreneur could improve the funding outcomes by gazing less, appearing early, and reducing speech hesitations in a pitch video. We also found that smiling has no impact on funding success.

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Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2021.103528

Publication Title

Information & Management

DOI

10.1016/j.im.2021.103528

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