Friends of TED write in to tell us about Kickstarter, a new crowd-enabled funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, bloggers, explorers and more.
No investment, no loans, just people supporting projects for all kinds of reasons … artistic, altruistic, commercial, whatever. We’ve had tremendous success so far (only 1 month live), and it keeps getting better.
A fun example of Kickstarter’s potential is illustrated by this video by DIY musician Allison Weiss’ chats with a fan in Australia who put her funding over the top (She reached her $2,000 funding goal in 10 hours! and now has almost $5k).
Read all about it here.