The Crowdfunding API Is Here: Welcome To A New Era Of E-Commerce

When future historians look back at the evolution of the Internet, today might mean something special. Today, we watch crowdfunding break out of its holding tanks—the self-contained websites of KickstarterIndiegogoRally and others—and rush foaming across the web, spilling into the playbooks of developers, tinkerers, and global brands alike.

Taking the ax to the silo is Crowdtilt, a year-old crowdfunding company built by cofounders James Beshara, 26, and Khaled Hussein, 28. This morning, the San Francisco startup released the first full-service crowdfunding API, allowing developers to plug a customizable crowdfunding tool into any application. “Crowdfunding seems like a played-out term,” says Beshara, Crowdtilt’s CEO, “but we think it’s at the very beginning of being the next web phenomenon.”

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