Category: Opinion

Empowerment in Action: Lesbians Who Tech Summit

Empowerment is one of our core values at Indiegogo: our mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible to anyone with a passion. Our platform offers tons of help to entrepreneurs looking to go from idea to reality, with our Coming Soon pages featuring upcoming campaigns, to our InDemand category and enterprise partnerships helping our customers bring … read more

10 Amazing Crowdfunding Pitch Videos 2015

Did you know that crowdfunding campaigns with pitch videos raise four times more funds than those without? A great video can not only encourage people to contribute, but serve as spreadable content that is easy for your backers to share far and wide. We recommend keeping pitch videos under 3 minutes long and making the … read more

How Indiegogo and Title III Are Eliminating Gatekeepers

This article was originally published on LinkedIn. Before we started Indiegogo in early 2008, a select group of elite gatekeepers were responsible for determining which ideas were “good” and thus deserved funding. In our personal and professional lives, my co-founders and I saw again and again that only people who had connections to venture capitalists, … read more

Beyond Wearables: Health Tech Brings Focus Back to Patients

Perhaps because it’s back-to-school time, fall is full of events whose main focus is to improve the systems we live and work in. One of the biggest challenges we have been grappling with is healthcare. Instead of receiving the care they deserve, patients are mired in a mess of insurance claims and hospital bureaucracy, and … read more

From Passion Projects to Emerging Technologies

Andrew Song, Indiegogo‘s Outreach Manager of Technology, Hardware & Design, shares how a chance encounter with entrepreneur Eric Maundu of Kijani Grows turned him into a fan and customer.  I consider myself a huge hardware/tech fanboy through and through. It all started when I was seven years old and I got a hold of my Dad’s brand new … read more