Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Kickstarter says:
“Kickstarter is a home for everything from films, games and music to art, design and technology.
We spend our time making Kickstarter a little bit better every day, answering questions from backers and creators, and finding new projects to share. If a project is successfully funded, we apply a 5 per cent fee to the funds collected.
Each project is independently created. The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects.
Together, creators and backers make projects happen. Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money.
Creators keep 100 per cent ownership of their work. Backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not to profit financially. Instead, project creators offer rewards to thank backers for their support.
Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We believe that creative projects make for a better world, and we’re thrilled to help support new ones. Building a community of backers around an idea is an amazing way to make something new.”
Learn more at www.kickstarter.com.