On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced that their campaign creation process is officially open to German project creators.
Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler wrote:
My name is Yancey, I’m the CEO of Kickstarter, and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you to the Kickstarter community.
Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding community for creative projects — everything from films, games, restaurants, and music to art, design, and technology. Thanks to the imagination and enthusiasm of millions of people across the globe, more than 80,000 creative projects have been successfully funded on Kickstarter since we launched in 2009.
Some of those projects were created by enterprising Germans, who worked with people in other countries to use the site before we were even fully open to Germany. They put a photo exhibit on the Berlin Wall and made cookbooks, art, films, new typefaces and even the world’s longest marble shoot! But today, we are finally here to serve the German community in a complete way — our site is in German, you can start a project in euro, and we’re throwing a great series of initial events for German creators.
We believe we are all living in a new creative golden age, where anyone with internet access can bring an idea to life. Kickstarter has played an important role in this creative renaissance: through Kickstarter, people have distributed more than $1 billion to creators, and we’ve remade patronage into an accessible, modern, and mainstream way to create and share.
To the artists, creators, and aspiring creators of Germany: Kickstarter was made for you. It was built to bring people together around your creative projects. It’s supported by a team of enthusiastic fellow artists and creators who are devoted to helping your ideas come to life.
To the fans, super-fans, and patrons of Germany: Kickstarter is powered by you. It was built to bring you together with amazing artists with great ideas. And it’s supported by a team of enthusiastic fellow fans here in Brooklyn.
We are extreme optimists on the future of creativity. We see more access and opportunity for artists and creators than any time in history. We exist to help more people bring their creative projects to life. This is what we’ve always been about and always will be about.
We can’t wait for you to be a part of it.
The countries that are already able to use Kickstarter’s crowdfunding service include U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Demark, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden.
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