Kickstarter kicks off in the UK
Earlier in the year, we blogged about the creative project funding platform, Kickstarter, announcing plans to launch UK operations in Q4 of 2012. Now, we’re delighted to report Kickstarter has kept to its word, launched successfully on our shores and begun offering our savvy entrepreneurs, artists and other creative groups a platform on which to pitch for much-needed investment via crowdfunding.
The success of Kickstarter across the pond cannot be underestimated – since its launch on April 28, 2009, over 350,000,000USD has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 300,000 bright ideas.
In our opinion, the arrival of Kickstarter on our shores should be welcomed with open arms. It has the potential to coax the very best of our budding entrepreneurs out of the woodwork and provide a necessary shake-up of common perceptions about the importance of crowdfunding, to our already shell-shocked economy. Furthermore, Kickstarter allows everyday people with great ideas, who are perhaps lacking the self-assurance to commit wholly to their creative idea, to essentially â€œask the crowdâ€ to gauge the value of their start-up business or creative visions, and hopefully, obtain that all-important vote of confidence.
Now, more than ever, we need to look to fair and transparent methods of investing together to help give much-needed jumpstart to our stalled economy, where investment funds are becoming as hard to find as a credible political party. Here at The House Crowd, weâ€™re confident Kickstarter is an ideal platform from which to do this.
The House Crowd is a brand new concept in property investment which allows people to invest small amounts via crowdfunding. We are committed to breathing life into empty, rundown properties whilst giving investors great returns on their investments.