UPDATED: Soylent Crowdfunding Campaign On Crowdhoster Fully Funded

Rob Rhinehart and his team have settled on Crowdhoster as the platform of choice for their crowdfunding campaign for Soylent. We wrote about Soylent in the past, a meal replacement drink that garnered both praise and criticism in the press.

Click here to see the campaign

CrowdHoster by CrowdtiltCrowdhoster is supported by Y Combinator graduate Crowdtilt, who recently received a $12 million round led by Andreesen Horowitz. Crowdhoster is based on Selfstarter, the DIY crowdfunding platform Lockitron famously leveraged to secure over $2.2 million in presales to date. Crowdtilt explains why they decided to weave the Selfstarter platform into their core strategy…

When we launched the Crowdtilt API in December, our goal was to empower anyone and everyone to take advantage of group payments. Hundreds of developers have reached out to start hacking away on cool apps—but hundreds more have reached out looking for a solution that doesn’t require hardcore coding expertise.

Enter Crowdhoster. Our aim is for you to launch your own custom crowdfunding site without having to touch a line of code. Inspired by WordPress, we turned to an open source project to serve as the backbone of the site code.

soylentThe choice means that Rhinehart will bear no responsibility in regards to platform fees. Crowdhoster is free short of unavoidable payment processing fees. When you’re hoping to raise tens of thousands of dollars a 5% platform fee can sting, and Soylent has already proven to be a worthy recipient of some mainstream press. Exposure shouldn’t be a problem for the Soylent campaign regardless of the platform.

UPDATE: The campaign has been fully funded in just a few hours

What if you never had to worry about food again?

For many people, on many occasions, food is a hassle, especially when trying to eat well. Suppose we had a default meal that was the nutritional equivalent of water: cheap, healthy, convenient and ubiquitous. Soylent is perfectly balanced and optimized for your body and lifestyle, meaning it automatically puts you at an optimal weight, makes you feel full, and improves your focus and cognition.

The campaign is asking $65 for a week’s supply and $230 for a month’s supply of the powder used to make the beverage.

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  • gilahacker

    They hit their $100,000 goal in under 2 hours, and show no signs of stopping. :-)

  • apalled

    this is just what the world needs is more engineers making our food as opposed to farmers and real people concerned about health. mr. rhinehart, there are so many micronutrients in raw, natural, real food that you clearly have no concept of. these components are critical to life and cannot be manufactured. you are kidding yourself that this artificial saddness that you are foisting on the ignorant will replicate some version of health. you are a horrible human being, please go away now.

    • Give me a break.

      Get real. Yes in a perfect world, all 6 billion of us would eat lots of veggies and lean meats and whole grains or paleo diets or whatever. In the real world most barely get by on rice and beans, scraps, or if you have a little money, MacDonalds. Hardly anyone gets a decent amount of all those wonderful micronutrients you speak of on a regular basis– and there isn’t enough of it to go around anyway. And you clearly didn’t hear the part about this being a supplement, not a replacement. If eating this stuff keeps the blood work looking good, the weight down, and nobody gets sick, then you should retract your statements.

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