Crowdfunding : la France contribue peu au phénomène Kickstarter

Crowdfunding : la France contribue peu au phénomène Kickstarter.

CROWDFUNDING : LA FRANCE CONTRIBUE PEU AU PHÉNOMÈNE KICKSTARTER

Devenue, en près de cinq ans, une institution du financement participatif, la plate-forme Kickstarter a permis de lever plus d’un milliard de dollars de fonds… essentiellement aux États-Unis.

Ce lundi, la société américaine a sabré le champagne pour célébrer le franchissement d’un cap symbolique : celui du milliard de dollars levé sur sa plate-forme de financement participatif ouverte le 28 avril 2009. Plus de la moitié de cette somme a été injectée au cours des douze derniers mois, signe d’un phénomène qui prend de l’ampleur.

Why Kickstarter ‘can’t’ and won’t protect backers once a project is funded | Polygon

Why Kickstarter ‘can’t’ and won’t protect backers once a project is funded | Polygon.

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The company isn’t liable for damages or loss relating to « rewards or any other use of the Service, » according to the site’s Terms of Use. While it takes a five percent cut from any successful project, their official rules make it clear that they’re just the middle man. « All dealings are solely between users, » read its rules, and « Kickstarter is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between any users, or between users and any third party. »[…]

 

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Kickstarting disaster: When crowdfunding backfires

A Kickstarter pitch for an old school board game wouldn’t ordinarily make it onto the pages of Gizmag. But despite its initial success, Erik Chevalier’s campaign for The Doom That Came to Atlantic City has been such an unmitigated disaster that it serves as an essential reminder to those thinking of backing crowdfunding campaigns that they do so at their own risk.

Read more : http://www.gizmag.com/kickstater-disaster/28514/