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Choose the crowdfunding partner that’s with you at every step

Evaluating Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter? As you might have guessed, it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, so we’ve assembled a few of the key differences here. Let’s dive in!

If you’re on this page, we know you’re probably at the beginning of something great. An art project. A cool new product or piece of technology. A social or environmental cause. Regardless of the details of your own project, congratulations on taking the first step!

One of the first questions for anyone considering crowdfunding is surely, “Which platform should I use?” It’s an important question—your crowdfunding partner will be a big part of your life for weeks or months (or even years!) and can have a direct impact on your success.

As you weigh your options and check your boxes, consider this: Fundraising is only one step in your journey, and there’s simply no place like Indiegogo for supporting you from the earliest “aha!” moments to the nitty-gritty details of sharing your project with the world.


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Three reasons to choose Indiegogo

1. PARTNERSHIPS & SUPPORT

2. CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS

3. FLEXIBILITY & WORLDWIDE REACH

1. PARTNERSHIPS & SUPPORT

Indiegogo provides expert support and exclusive partnerships to boost your campaign

Partnerships & Support:
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Design, Prototyping and Manufacturing Partners
Through an innovative program with Arrow, you’ll have partners at your side from design to prototyping and manufacturing.
Cutting-Edge Technology from Leading Partners
From our support for Apple Pay on the web to our robust integration with Stripe, we work with leading companies so all users benefit.
Fulfillment Partners
Get fulfillment assistance from dedicated partners, including Amplifier and Brookstone.
Retail Partners
Sell your product on major e-commerce platforms through dedicated retail partners, including Amazon and Newegg.
24-7 Support from Real People
Receive round-the-clock support from our customer happiness team.

“Every single person we talked to and worked with was helpful and dedicated to our campaign: that’s remained true even 8 months after our campaign ended.”

Mina Yoo
Inventor of Qiplet

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2. CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS

Indiegogo provides pre- and post-campaign tools to take your project beyond crowdfunding

Tools:
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Pre-Campaign
Easily capture email addresses before your campaign launches.
Equity Crowdfunding*
Raise money from an engaged community of investors while maintaining company control.
InDemand + Marketplace
Continue raising money and building your community after your crowdfunding campaign is over.

“Indiegogo gave us the opportunity and access to test assumptions about who our backers are.”

Trung Pham
CEO of AXIS Gear

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3. FLEXIBILITY & WORLDWIDE REACH

Freedom to raise funding for anything and from everywhere

Flexibility & Reach:
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Multiple Funding Models
Option to keep whatever funds you raise, even if you don’t hit your goal.
Open Platform
Raise money for anything – no application or approval process.
Global Fund Distribution
Receive funds in almost every country.
Worldwide Reach
Run a crowdfunding campaign from almost any country or territory.

“Indiegogo was a great way to connect with the innovators: it would be impossible to have this community on a platform that isn’t Indiegogo.”

Nathalie van Wijkvliet
Marketing Director, Ockel Sirius

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  • A Campaign Guide to Successful Crowdfunding

    We’ll walk you through everything you need to know from starting your campaign to finishing strong

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    Expert strategies on building and maintaining early momentum on your campaigns.

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