Fundedflow, the new international online crowdfunding platform goes live. The self-starter crowdfunding platform aims to help startups and talent raise money online, with a focus on publishing and gaming but opened to all innovative startup entrepren
Fundedflow beta launched in late February 2014 and provides an international web based crowdfunding platform to bring talent to investment. Fundedflow uniquely uses both donations and investments model and plans to lean towards the publishing, gaming and tech space because of the founder's background, but has set no restriction to the applicants who wish to use it subject to approval.
Projects already running on the fundedflow website include the Dutch Games developer Xing Interactive. The computer games publisher and mobile games developer is currently raising US$ 100,000 for expansion. The company is already 13 years old but realised crowdfunding if done right has the potential to reach a much wider range of investors across an international marketplace. Xing Interactive already has a series of gaming titles under its belt and into market through respected distribution channels and outlets such Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Walmart, Yahoo Games, Gamestop, MediaMarkt/Saturn, Carrefour, Tesco and others. Campaign page: http://www.fundedflow.com/index.php/startups/campaign/8?layout=single
Another campaign listed on fundedflow is Raj Sharma a Delhi based first time author who is raising US$ 5,000. He has already successfully released his first book which has been published online by Partridge (A Penguin books company) and available online in Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but not in bookstores as they do not want to invest on a new author by putting physical copies in bookstores. Raj is using fundedflow to crowdfund a publishing budget in order to print and distribute his book into physical stores. Campaign page: http://www.fundedflow.com/index.php/startups/campaign/6?layout=single
Brian Cohen the Chief Publisher and Cofounder of fundedflow says publishing and games industry are big areas where there is a lot of creative talent who are shutout of contributing due to the specialised nature of the industries and the cost of entry. It's fairly easy these days to set up your own self publishing gig, but to really hard to make a dent, market yourself and get hard copies into stores is a much more arduous task. The same goes for games developers, you need access to special hardware, software and capital to market and distribute depending on the platform.
Cofounder Charles Mulberry said that the platform is open to general creativity, for example one guy in India plans to finance a pedal bicycle trip across the whole country documenting festivities and real life drama into a documentary film and videolog diary. Fundedflow advocates these creative projects as well as any innovative startup business that gets approved. Cofounder Jill Jiang also said that the idea of fundedflow is to allow anyone with a business idea to have the chance to pitch it to the world and test the idea in the market.
Founded on the principles of opportunity, transparency, choice, and action, fundedflow addresses the fundraising challenges and market inefficiencies affecting independent publishing, games production and general creativity. Fundedflow enables this process by providing startups and creative's with an open platform to pitch their projects to the world, and gives the supporters a vehicle to experience and influence their favorite projects.
For full details on the functionality of the site go to www.fundedflow.com For media interested in interviewing fundedflow founders or spokesperson please email firstname.lastname@example.org