Successful Kickstarters in Vancouver
Kickstarter is getting pretty hard to ignore. In 2012 alone 2,241,475 people pledged a total of $319,786,629 and successfully funded 18,109 projects. Blasting through the traditional way of raising capital for a new product or invention.
Vancouver based Eric Saligumba knows the power of Kickstarter very well. With (at the time of writing) $79,000 raised and with still 12 days still to go Saligumba’s new EVA shoes are creating a buzz online and around the world.
Mr Saligumba set the target of $20,000 to allow him to get further moulds made up to allow the CrossKix shoes to go into full production. Now he has passed this target he’ll be able to use the additional funding to produce more colors and sizes. Guess what; he now has a community of 1,428 “backers” or people interested in the project to use in customer research and development.
So not only does the project receive almost four times the required funding but he now has a loyal customer base from day one. That is the power of success on Kickstarter.
To be a success on Kickstarter it really comes down to have a good idea or product to get people inspired and back you.
Crosskix is a classic idea. We’ve all heard of Crocs and thought yeah cool idea but really lacking in style. Well improving on the design both functionally and style Mr Saligumba has been able to attract customers from all over the world that simply want a comfortable, durable and water proof shoe.
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