29 June 2017
visit www.finastra.com

Kickstarter comes to the UK

11 October 2012  |  5362 views  |  0 Dollar note jigsaw

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter will launch in the UK at the end of the month, providing a platform for Brits to raise funds for projects.

Launched in the US in 2009, Kickstarter is a funding platform where anyone with an idea can pitch it to potential investors. Over $350 million has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people.

It is now opening up to its first market outside of America, enabling people with a UK address and bank account to start building their projects now ready to launch from 31 October.

Although UK projects will be listed in pounds sterling, they will appear with alongside their US counterparts and be open to pledges from anywhere in the world. If pitches are successfully funded, Kickstarter gets a five per cent fee.

KeywordsSOCIAL MEDIA

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

Australian and UK regulators warn on crowdfunding risks

Australian and UK regulators warn on crowdfunding risks

14 August 2012  |  6211 views  |  0 comments
MicroVentures launches venture capital-themed Facebook game

MicroVentures launches venture capital-themed Facebook game

25 July 2012  |  4213 views  |  0 comments
Crowdfunding site for entrepreneurs Symbid goes English

Crowdfunding site for entrepreneurs Symbid goes English

22 June 2011  |  5806 views  |  0 comments

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
download the report nowvisit www.events.sap.comvisit www.www.fisglobal.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
ECB preps eurozone-wide instant payments serviceECB preps eurozone-wide instant payments s...
9346 views comments | 19 tweets | 38 linkedin
ABN Amro tests wearable tech for contactless paymentsABN Amro tests wearable tech for contactle...
8982 views comments | 10 tweets | 6 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyThe EU and blockchain: taking the lead?
7730 views 0 | 8 tweets | 7 linkedin
Mastercard eyes opportunities to profit from sharing economyMastercard eyes opportunities to profit fr...
7379 views comments | 6 tweets | 6 linkedin
Body blow for PayKey as Apple orders Westpac off its turfBody blow for PayKey as Apple orders Westp...
6998 views comments | 12 tweets | 14 linkedin

Featured job

Six Figure Base + Commission + Stock Options
London

Find your next job