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Crowdfunding

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by Wardy, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Wardy

    Wardy Active Member

    Does anyone have any experience of any of the crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter or Crowdfunding Creativity & Innovation | Sponsume ?

    I've been asked by a potential client to be involved in their project. Anyone used them, either by pledging money or starting a project,
    or know anyone who has? I've never come across them before, they look like a good idea to help get a project off the ground if you need funds.

    Any thoughts welcome.
     
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  2. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Hi Wardy, my brother in law recently used Kickstarter to fund a musical festival in Manchester, he raised £2000 through it. I havent heard of the other examples that you mention, but Kickstarter is really great from what I've seen. I know of someone in Canada too who used Indegogo to raise money to start off a new product. They do seem a very popular tool these days but their success is obviously based on the quality of what you are asking for money for.
     
  3. Wardy

    Wardy Active Member

    Hi Dave, yeah, Indiegogo looks good too. I think I like the look of Kickstarter as it seems to be more arts-related. May even have a go myself!
     
  4. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Quite a lot of indie video games being funded by Kickstarter these days apparently.
     
  5. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I was asked to contribute some design/illustration to a project on Kickstarter but it kinda stank of speck to me so I didn't bother.
     
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    It's started annoying me that people are always asking for money for things. It's a good idea in concept. Just feels a bit "needy" sometimes.
     
  7. Wardy

    Wardy Active Member

    I don't know about 'needy', they're not just after donations. I guess the ones that do well are when the funders get something useful back,
    such as a printed book or personalised art or something.
     
  8. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Yeah, that's pretty cool when there's a return on your investment. I like the idea, I just get sick of seeing people beg.
     
  9. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    I also am getting tired of endless requests for money (my facebook timeline is full of requests for charity fundraising, sponsored runs etc) but kickstarter is different. When you start up a new campaign you have to promise your investors something in return. So for every £1 donated you get a ........, for every £5 you get a free.... and so on, so its not asking for charity, its asking for investors.
     
  10. shaunalynn

    shaunalynn Active Member

    I know a few people that used Kickstarter to fund their campaign, One Spark. You could contact the guys involved with that and see what their opinions were of it. :)
     
  11. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    and game consoles....ouya is a perfect example of this
     
  12. Squiddy

    Squiddy Guest

    I can't wait for ouya to come out! Might have to get involved in some game development for that too. Now who would have thought that you'd be able to start making games for consoles without being some enormous company!?
     
  13. Squiddy

    Squiddy Guest

    Although in saying that, it looks like Nintendo is now screwed as the "cheapest one" haha.
     

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