Popular crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, has announced that it will now offer a platform for selling products. Founded in 2008 Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin, and Eric Schell, the site is one of the first crowdfunding sites. It allows people to request funds for an idea, charity, or start-up business.
Now the company is now going to sell products that are successfully crowdfunded.
According to the company’s CEO, Dave Mandelbrot, the company’s CEO, in a talk with Recode “When the company originally launched, the original goal was just to make it easier for founders.” “Launching the marketplace is really the last step of that to ensure that — once they have a product — that is ready for purchase.”
Simply known as Indiegogo Marketplace, it is also open to sell goods that were successfully crowdfunded elsewhere.
“You won’t find a lot of standard fare there. But you will find the latest electronic bicycle that’s trying to make transportation more efficient, or luggage that follows you around the airport,” he said, “not the average, everyday things you find on Amazon.”