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Press coverage of Donald Trump’s foray into crowdfunding with FundAnything has said Trump wants to open crowdfunding up to the masses. Which got us thinking about which crowdfunding sites have the most favorable terms for users.
Can Silicon Valley Beat Poverty with Crowdfunding? (SocialTimes)
Benevolent, a crowdfunding site that helps economically needy individuals pay for one-time items they need to work, is expanding beyond a Chicago beta into several additional markets including Detroit and Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley tech workers are well compensated, the tech industry has brought many transient workers to San Jose, where the cost of living is 50 percent higher than the national average.
Benevolent, a crowdfunding site that helps economically needy individuals buy one-time items, is expanding beyond a Chicago beta into several additional markets including Detroit and Silicon Valley.
The people have spoken: Breathometer, the smartphone breathalyzer designed to stop drunk driving, is almost here. With 19 days left to go, developer Charles Michael Yim has more than tripled his funding goal of $25,000 on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The product is expected to ship this summer, but Yim is not done raising money — he has a few new features in mind.
Mackenzie Wilson, a 9 year-old straight-A student from Stevensville, Maryland, started a Kickstarter campaign with her mom to help pay for a role-playing game coding camp through RPG maker so she can create her own game.
In the wake of the Veronica Mars movie’s dramatic success on Kickstarter last week, filmmakers are trying to raise $20,000 on the crowdfunding site to release an “Arrested Development” movie.
The South by Southwest tech festival may not be a great place for apps to break out anymore, but a couple of consumer hardware products have generated a lot of buzz and pre-orders at this year’s event.
With its release last week of a mobile app for iOS, the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter edged a bit further into the social arena.
The creators of “Posthuman,” a feature length indie teenage superhero film that is currently in production, have turned to the Internet to raise money to make the project happen. “Posthuman is a pretty cool project”—DC comics writer Sterling Gates wrote the screenplay, Marvel comics artist Javier Saltares is drawing a prequel comic book. But instead of going the popular route of using a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, they’re doing it on their own. I had the opportunity to speak with director Kyle Roberts to find out how they’re making it happen.