Dear musicians, makers, movers, and shakers: With your help, we’re redefining entrepreneurship—shifting it from being a privilege to a right, and to rooting it first in passion and fairness and self-determination. Because every inventive idea should have its shot, and every creative entrepreneur should have their moment. When there’s more freedom in the funding of ideas, there’s simply more freedom, period.
Our mission is simple: anyone with creativity and passion should be able to seize their own success and change the world. To make that happen, we’re removing the barriers that creators face in bringing their projects to life and empowering our community to discover and elevate great projects all around the world. We know building something from scratch is hard, so we’ve got your back at every step. Awesome campaign strategists, retail partnerships, campaign and marketplace support—all are at the ready to help you bring your idea to life.
"Indiegogo challenges the top-down model by affording artists the opportunity to make their case directly to the public. It's profoundly empowering."
"I've contributed to more than 80 film campaigns on Indiegogo because real creativity comes from smaller, independent productions and crowdfunding gives me the opportunity to be involved."
"My dream in life is to make the world a better place. Enabling people to raise capital using Indiegogo is my way of fulfilling that dream."
When creative people work together, amazing things happen. Danae Ringelmann grew up seeing her parents struggle to get small business loans. In his spare time, Eric Schell attempted to help a Chicago theater company get funding. Slava Rubin fundraised for a cure for Myeloma, the disease that killed his father. They came together because they found a fundamental flaw in the system: for centuries, access to funding had been controlled by a select few. Your crazy, cool, genius ideas were getting stuck.
Danae, Eric, and Slava founded Indiegogo in 2008 to shift the power into your hands—to empower creative, entrepreneurial people everywhere to bring their ideas to life. We can’t wait to see what you create next.