Funded By Me Is Your Friendly LocalCrowdfunding Platform
By Greg Anderson, January 03, 2012
While every crowdfunding website will tell youthat there's a long history of strangers poolingmoney together to fund ideas, the movement of funding online has beaten predictions that it wouldbe inherently unsuccessful or overrun over by scammers. WhileKickstarter has become the world's dominant leader in creative projectfunding,Funded By Me is holding its ground in the Scandinavian
market by allowing users to take advantage of the pre-order and giftstyle of crowdfunding, and also by keeping projects close to home.That's not to imply that Funded By Me is limited to any geographic area;international users are encouraged raise and fund through the service.But the Funded By Me has moved to the center of the Swedish andNorwegian speaking crowdfunding market by being the largest hubwhere musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs can post their projects inSwedish and Norwegian, giving other products the benefit of aninterested local network.According to the counter on their website, they've helped raise
834288.94 SEK (93500€) in pledges from 2658 people for 198 projects.
The types of projects featured this week include financing for an albumrelease, a book to be published, and a documentary -- standard topicsseen on crowdfunding services, but definitely interesting projects fromthe Nordic region.