Kickstarter Officially Opens to Crowdfunding Campaign Creators in Scandinavia & Ireland

Last month, CEO of Kickstarter, Yancy Strickler announced the exciting news that the crowdfunding giant would be opening its platform to Scandinavia and Ireland startups.

Kickstarter Logo BlackKickstarter’s team wrote, “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative populations. From to LEGO to Röyksopp to The Seventh Seal to James Joyce, these countries have contributed some amazing stuff to our world. We can’t wait to see what’s next!

“Starting now, people in Scandinavia and Ireland can start building their projects here. On October 21, those projects can be launched to the public. We’ll send an email that day letting everyone know when exactly they can click the launch button.”

Startups from DenmarkNorwaySweden and Ireland can launch projects in any of Kickstarter’s 15 creative categories, and be backed in local currency. This makes Kickstarter is now available to creators in a total of ten countries, which include the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

The Independent previously reported that Irish campaign organizers have begun building their own online pitches and is now able to accept funding. All funds raised will be denominated in euros but investors are not limited to Ireland; funding can come from anywhere in the world.

I am backer on kickstarterAlthough Irish organizers were already able to launch campaigns on the platform, Kickstarter’s spokesperson, Julie Wood, revealed that the new process will be much easier. “Right now if you live in Ireland, you can only launch if you can find a business partner in one of the six countries in which the service is currently available; it’s actually not that easy but people have managed to do it.

Sharing his thoughts about the platform opening its door to Ireland, Strickler noted, “The Irish cultural scene has always been incredibly vibrant, and we can’t wait to see what amazing, ingenious and unique ideas will now be part of the Kickstarter universe.”

Check out the newly launched projects in each new country:

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