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Kickstarter is coming to the UK

From this Autumn
Tue Jul 10 2012, 13:18
Money From the Tap

PROJECT FUNDING exercise Kickstarter is bringing its crowd-sourcing operation to the UK.

The web site has limited its crowd-sourced fundraising to the US until now, and has supported some interesting products. If you don't know the web site, then what happens is that someone has a good idea, posts it to Kickstarter and asks for investment.

Actually, not all the ideas are great, but Kickstarter has given us some good ones, and in some cases raised a lot of money for projects. Some big earners on its web pages include an Iphone dock and a number of videogames, including point and click adventure game Double Fine Adventure.

Soon innovators and developers in the UK will be able to enjoy access to the system and exposure to investors.

"People in the UK will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter starting this autumn! More info soon! < 3 < 3 < 3," reads a short message from the group on its Twitter feed.

It is good news for developers, but there are other options available to them, and when it launches Kickstarter will push the number of crowd sourcing web sites in the UK one step closer to 50.

Kickstarter is perhaps the best well known though, and arguably the most successful. Its most popular product so far is the Pebble E-Paper Watch, which gathered over $10m in investment. µ

 

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