Funding Recipients

First off, please allow me to thank John Chow for offering this opportunity to his readers and to help launch

As a result of this contest, three recipients from three different countries will receive total funding of US $3,600. These entrepreneurs all have several traits in common. They present their plans in detail and with enthusiasm, they demonstrate a willingness to think through worse case scenarios and they understand the need for patience in answering multiple rounds of questions.

Quite a few other proposals caught my attention and would have easily been worthwhile to invest in. The reasons I chose the 3 ventures that I did will be revealed in my upcoming posts on The decision was more difficult than I had initially expected but the answer was quite clear to me in the end. Without further ado, here are the three funding recipients:


Emanuele Feronato » italian geek and PROgrammer
Contribution to development and hosting of a Flash version of Sokoban with Facebook API to let users play, compare solutions, create new levels and compete for world ranking. Emanuele Feronato is a Krav Maga instructor, winner of multiple Worms Armageddon world leagues, seasoned web developer, creator of several blockbuster flash games and an authority in flash game monetization.

Cavalcade Games
Funding of hardware and working capital for development of iPhone and iPod Touch apps. Cavalcade Games follows a principle of user-friendliness, familiarity and visually easy to understand apps. Two very unique and fun applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch will be launched by mid-summer as a result of this funding.

United Kingdom
Complete funding for the development of premium WordPress themes and marketing initiatives. will offer very unique designs to tap the growing premium WordPress themes market. readers will receive a free theme and 25% off premium themes at launch. To get your free theme or to qualify for a discount, please visit and pre-register NOW.

I hope you join me in congratulating all three funding recipients. You are all invited to follow their progress on over the next 6 months. It will be a journey with ups and downs and their experiences will offer all of us great insight in starting an internet business. I have no doubt they will all succeed, the only question remains is by how much.

The fund is an experimental fund that provides capital to entrepreneurs with a good plan. Funding is provided in good faith and recipients pay back what they can. No legal work or loss of ownership. Your word is good enough. If I like it, I will fund it.

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25 thoughts on “ Funding Recipients”

  1. Juan says:

    This is amazing man! Supporting entrepreneurs with dreams. Let me check this out.

  2. Ryan McLean says:

    This is great to see.
    It is good to see that there are people out there supporting entrepreneurs who need some help getting started.

    It means that you don’t have to do the hard yards for the first year or two. You can get a micro fund and get in the market and start earning money quicker

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  3. That’s cool. It’s nice to see that it wasn’t social networks weren’t chosen. I think we already have enough of those.

  4. Kieran says:

    I’m really grateful for the opportunity given to me by Alex. Make sure you all pre-register at YummThemes for a free theme and 25% off a premium theme of your choice! 🙂

  5. If Emanuele Feronato is all that, what the hell does he need with $500.’s last blog post: Traffic: Search Engine Optimization – SEO

    1. Melody says:

      Every little bit helps I guess..

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      1. Melody says:

        Just a suggestion for cavalcade–lose the mystery meat navigation on your site….it’ll help with usability..

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        1. cavalcade says:

          Hi Melody! We were so busy making games that we had to go from having a placeholder site (we was gonna build it in May) to having the current one and the blog section in two days! Rest assured, we already have a more traditional navigation bar in the works this week.
          Whats with the ‘meat’ part of your comment? 🙂

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    2. Kind of ironic that someone with this site name/address made this comment.

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  6. BlogAngry says:

    that is great news


  7. Congrats to all the recipients. I guess I missed this round of funding.

    Maybe next time. 🙂

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  8. Giselle says:

    Congrats to all those guys, well deserved.

    Hope they use the opportunity well to set themselves and do awesomely in the future

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  9. Melody says:

    Cool, I’ve been wondering what kind of proposals would land this opportunity.

    Will any of them be tracking their results/progress on their sites?

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    1. MyMicroFund says:

      You will be able to track their progress at

    2. Alex says:

      You will be able to track their progress on

      Alex’s last blog post: Announcement: The First 3 Funding Recipients

  10. Congrats and Oustanding. Who said a Blog was not a true business? 🙂

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    1. True. A blog can be whatever you make it.

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  11. Awesome news, my sincere congrats to all the guys

  12. That´s good to see there is already some people that got the funds.

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  13. congratulations for the winners and congratulations to create more

  14. congrats on the people chosen. Hopefully it gives you the fuel necessary to drive your idea to the next level!

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  15. Lets see how successful this would turn out…especially if John stops posting about the project 🙂


  16. rick says:

    The MicroFunding project was a great idea…however, it appears that the winners were already established web ventures as opposed to providing seed money for true newbies. In any case, your money your rules..Still a nice gesture for you to part with all that coin.

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  17. That’s really good! It gives potential entrepreneurs a chance!

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    1. Michael Zhao says:

      Indeed. I agree!

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