Vann Alexandra Daly

Crowdfunding Expert
Founder, Vann Alexandra

Vann Alexandra Daly is a Miami-born, New York-based crowdfunding producer who gives life to art she believes in. Alex was recently named the crowdsourceress for her expertise in crowdfunding. Over the course of a year, Alex has raised millions of dollars for clients including Oscar and Emmy-nominated filmmakers and Neil Young. She has served on panels at distinguished film festivals and universities and consults Knight Foundation art grantees. In addition to her crowdfunding successes, Alex is a producer for the feature length documentary Cocaine Prison, which has received support from the Macarthur Foundation, Cannes Film Festival’s Fonds Sud Cinema, Sundance Documentary Fund, Tribeca Latin America Fund, Bertha BritDoc Journalism Award, and more. Her other films have been selected by the world’s most prestigious festivals including Sundance and Tribeca.

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Vann Alexandra Daly's Contributions
  • Is Instant Gratification Really a Bad Thing?

    The age of consumerism is a well known notion nowadays, and it breeds the idea that we have more freedom in choosing what we want and how to spend our money.  With this freedom comes a desire to have our needs met...

  • Who Decides How History Gets Recorded?

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead   After tragic events, as most recently evident in Gaza,...

  • When Did Sales Become Unsexy?

    Sleazy, ugly, and gross are all words that come to mind when the word sales comes up. The question is, why do we shy away from a process that is at the center of everything we do?  Sales, quite literally, is...

  • How Does An Idea Go Viral?

    Before hashtags and newsfeeds and even pens, paper and the press, the spread of ideas traces back to the cultural art of storytelling. This deep-seated tradition of sharing knowledge and interpreting experiences...

  • The Vast Power and Knowledge of the Crowd

    Human beings have incredible pattern-recognition abilities, which drive us to make meaningful connections across a vast array of information. Through its free exchange of information and capacity to reach a...

  • The Psychology Behind Why We Give

    You may be wondering how one person has raised almost $50,000 to make potato salad. Americans are now donating more than ever before. Recent studies have shown that we're more likely to give to one person,...

  • Collaborating Communities

    Crowdfunding has been a tool used to introduce new inventions and prototypes. Tech products specifically have benefitted by presenting a seemingly genius, fail-proof idea and crafting an all-or-nothing message:...

  • Investors vs. Backers: Crowdfunding for Equity

    Compared to many of the humble origins affiliated with campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the newly launched crowdfunding platform Investable.vc seems almost too “suit and tie” for the internet. As an...

  • How to Be a Mindful Communicator Online

    Understanding how to digitally communicate is an undeniably essential tool. There’s no opting out. So much of how we connect today, in our business and personal lives, even our dating, is via virtual messaging and...

  • We Don't Need You Anymore, Banks

    Lately I’ve been finding so many great pieces circulating that examine the worlds that collide with crowdfunding. I’ve used this column to aggregate a lot of the discussions (see even more on my Twitter),...