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Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects.
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Kickstarter is a freemium product.
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Here's what customers are saying about Kickstarter:
|Beardo||The *most** exposure and returns we have seen were directly resulting from being featured by the big fish like ‘Good Morning America’ and our Kickstarter.* - Jeff Phillips, founder of Beardo|
|Spuds||Kickstarter is an excellent platform for being able to start up a company. It allows you to create your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and both test it with a centralized audience and to get funding without investing huge amounts into production and then finding the people to sell them to. - Paul Dickey, founder of Spuds|
|Compelling Science Press||I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for a print anthology that ended up totalling ~$12,000. I plan on doing more campaigns of this type in the future. - Joe Stech, founder of Compelling Science Press|
What Companies Are Using Kickstarter?
List of customers using Kickstarter:
|2||Woodies||sunglasses business||Woodies Sunglasses are hand-made from 100% real walnut, zebra wood, rose wood, and bamboo. All wood sunglasses and wooden watches are hand-made and unique.|
|3||SEATYLOCK||bicycle accessories business||World's Best Bicycle Locks. Foldylock - A premium folding bicycle locks . Seatylock - A bicycle seat that locks your bike|
|4||The Great Fantastic||clothing line||The Great Fantastic is creating the world's comfiest products using sustainable resources and ethical manufacturing methods. Our hero product, Swoveralls, combines sweatpants and overalls into one glorious and incredibly comfy masterpiece. All Swoveralls sold on swoveralls.com are made in the USA.|
|5||Trini Pepper Sauce||hot sauce business||Trini Pepper Sauce is a Trinidad hot pepper sauce made in Raleigh, North Carolina.|
|6||Scribit||IoT startup||The world’s first write and erase robot. Scribit is a vertical plotter that can draw any content sourced from the web - and update it in real time.|
|8||Mouse Book Club||subscription box business||Literature made fun and bite sized. They go with you anywhere. Become a part of a worldwide community of Mouse Book readers.|
|9||Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment||party supply store||Game Night in a Can is the multi-generational party game for all ages and occasions. 30 different creative challenges & games of skill make for hilarious family game nights, unique dinner parties, memorable sleepovers, creative classrooms, original office gatherings, raucous birthday parties, and pretty much anything!|
|10||Paper Saver||planner business||Reuse your used paper as pages of the Paper Saver Notebook. Save paper and the environment. 100% reusable. Insert your used paper into the Paper Saver's covers to reuse the blank sides of the paper as pages of the Paper Saver Notebook. Reuse again and again for a more sustainable and zero waste lifestyle.|
Looking for an alternative to Kickstarter? We've put together a list of all Kickstarter competitors and alternatives.
List of best alternatives to Kickstarter:
|1||StartEngine||Crowdfunding platform that has helped more than 350 companies raise $175M+ from a community of over 250,000 prospective investors.||free||see all businesses using ➜|
|2||Indiegogo||Crowdfunding platform for innovations in tech and design.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|3||Patreon||An American membership platform that provides business tools for content creators to run a subscription service. It helps creators and artists earn a monthly income by providing rewards and perks to their subscribers.||****||see all businesses using ➜|
|4||Kiva||Online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|5||Crowd Control||The only post-funding solution that allows you to run your business like a business.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|6||SeedInvest (equity crowdfunding)||Venture capital and startup investing written by industry experts on the SeedInvest Team.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|7||PieShell||A new crowdfunding site dedicated to food and beverage startups.||freemium||see all businesses using ➜|
|8||CrowdEngine||Investor Management and Business Automation Solutions. An industry-leading customizable white-label solution for investment firms worldwide.||****||see all businesses using ➜|
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Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story