In some other blog posts the coming weeks, I will publish more details, just to help folks who are interested in understanding this fenomenum.
It's all about financial commitments, taking risks regarding new, to be developed, products. So the question is now what is Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that supports people, companies or startups in trying to get financial funding for the development, creation, production of products or prototypes based on ideas of all kinds, covering arts, culture and technology. As they say it" "From concepts to reality".
The Kickstarter community brings together the people with ideas looking for funding to develop them to real things and those people who are interested and willing to pledge some money to make this possible.
From their website I copied the following statement.
Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.
Their mission is as follows:
We built Kickstarter to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. That’s why, in 2015, we became a Benefit Corporation. Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that are obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on society, not only shareholders. Radically, positive impact on society becomes part of a Benefit Corporation’s legally defined goals.Just visit their website, read, enjoy and amaze!!
Don't forget to go to visit their latest news site under the Happening tab.