In light of a Danish organisation turning to crowdfunding for its unusual project – to defend the earth from asteroids – Real Business decided to look into some of the other weird things people have taken to Kickstarter for.
Filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas secured $20,000 funding for his “You Can’t Escape Lithuania” production by providing a nude photographs of himself to everyone who donated more than $50.
The most successful Kickstarter projects range from board games to 3D printing pens and gyroscopes to camera tripods. We had a look at the top ten most funded UK projects on the crowdfunding platform and what made them so successful.
We spoke to Justin Kazmark, from the communications team behind crowd-funding site Kickstarter, about how to use the platform to launch new products.
Only in the UK would crowdfunding be withheld from starting a revolution of finance, as it did in the US.
Why do we need banks if we have the crowd? Investment model crowdfunding is breaking through to the UK. Will it soon be the new fuel for the engine of business growth?