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Indiegogo Expands in Canada With New Payment Options and a Celebration of Groundbreaking Campaigns at Events in Toronto and Montreal

Indiegogo Expands in Canada With New Payment Options and a Celebration of Groundbreaking Campaigns at Events in Toronto and Montreal

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06/19/2013

 
Indiegogo
June 19, 2013 07:00 ET
Indiegogo Expands in Canada With NewPayment Options and a Celebration of Groundbreaking Campaigns at Events inToronto and Montreal
 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - June 19, 2013)-
Indiegogo, the world's largest global crowdfunding platform, hasannounced a new payment option that simplifies how Canadians fundcampaigns. Indiegogo campaigners who run campaigns in Canadiandollars are now able to accept credit card payments, in addition toPayPal, and receive funds in Canadian dollars (CAD), whether thesefunds are coming in from Nova Scotia, New York or New Delhi.This feature means that funds stay as CAD and are disbursed in CAD,rather than being exchanged into USD. The end result is savings onforeign exchange, wire and bank fees and a higher potential total takehome amount for Canadian dollar campaigns on Indiegogo."Our goal as a company is to democratize funding world-wide toempower people to raise money for the projects that matter to themmost," said Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo. "As our second-largest market, we're excited to offer more robust and flexible payment options that improve the Indiegogo experience for Canadians."
 
Canadian campaigns have been featured on the site since its launch in2008 and the number of active campaigns in Canada increased by 213%in the last year over the previous year. Currently the top five most activeCanadian cities on Indiegogo are: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal,Ottawa and Calgary.Indiegogo's platform offers categories in Film, Music, Gadgets, Gaming,Community and Education among others. Recent groundbreakingCanadian campaigns include:
• Film:
Pure Pwnage Teh Movie - Raised over $211,000 to bring aninternet television series about a video game player and his brother tolife as a full-length film.
• Music:
Protest the Hero - A well-known metal band decided to takecontrol of its career and crowdfund its latest album, free of obligations torecord labels. The band raised over $341,000 from 8,361 contributors.
• Gadgets:
Matterform 3D Photon Scanner  - A record-breakingcampaign for the first affordable 3D scanner that raised over C$471,000to become the most funded international campaign ever on Indiegogo.Indiegogo also announced the launch of 
 Indiegogo City Sessions
, twoworkshop-style events to be held this summer in Toronto and Montreal.Both events will feature crowdfunding insights from Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann, first-hand tips from successful Canadiancampaigns and practical guidance on running a successful campaign-everything from how to market a campaign to common mistakes thatcampaign owners make.

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