Indiegogo: 12 Things to Know About the Crowdfunding Website

Indiegogo was founded with a focus on films

What exactly is Indiegogo? Luckily, InvestorPlace has an answer to that question.

Indiegogo: 12 Things to Know About the Crowdfunding Website
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Let’s take a look at what Indiegogo is below.

  • Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform that lets users raise funds from people online.
  • The company was founded in 2008 and has held more than 800,000 successful funding campaigns since then.
  • It also has over 9 million backers, those that fund projects, from 235 countries.
  • Funding projects can include a variety of different types, such as specialty devices, games, comics and more.
  • That includes being the website responsible for the funding of Super Troopers 2 with the help of 54,531 backers.
  • In this regard, Indiegogo is similar to fellow crowd-funding website Kickstarter.
  • The creation of the website was due to co-founders Danae Ringelmann, Eric Schell, and Slava Rubin wanting to create a new way to fund projects.
  • This stemmed from Danae Ringelmann’s desire to work with independent film directors.
  • That saw Indiegogo launch during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
  • At that time, the website was more focused on funding films but did expand out to other projects.
  • The most successful campaign on the website, as of this writing, was for Mate X, which raised $17.6 million.
  • Mate X is a foldable e-bike that attracted a total of 31,275 backers during its campaign.

Anyone wanting to know more about Indiegogo can check out its website and see what projects are currently trending among backers.

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