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Kickstarter is coming to the UK

Arriving on 31 October
Thu Oct 11 2012, 10:11
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CROWD SOURCED FUNDING WEBSITE Kickstarter is coming to the UK on 31 October to allow Brits to ask for funding for their weird and wacky projects.

Kickstarter has already shot to fame in the US, gathering funding for projects such as the Android powered Ouya games console and the live updating Instagram photo frame Instacube.

A UK launch will allow UK residents, be they game developers, designers or technology startups, to ask for funding for their projects, with Kickstarter urging people to start developing their projects ahead of its launch at the end of this month.

"Beginning October 31, people in the United Kingdom will be able to launch their projects on Kickstarter," the company announced on Wednesday.

"Beginning today, people in the UK can get started building their projects by clicking on the 'Start a new project' button on the Start page and selecting the UK as their country. When we're ready for projects to launch on October 31, we'll send an email letting them know that they can hit the launch button whenever they're ready."

Kickstarter's UK website will work the same way as its US counterpart, although all payments will be made directly through the website rather than through Amazon Payments. Successful projects will incur a five percent fee like in the US, while unsucessful projects will not be charged. µ


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