Fresh after announcing its foray into Singapore, Kickstarter is expanding to Hong Kong this month, reported the South China Morning Post, aiming to launch by the end of August. A banner greets future backers on Kickstarter’s new Hong Kong website. Two key rivals of Kickstarter already crowdfunding in HK include FringeBacker and Music Bee.
Backers have a sort of preview of future campaigns here, by viewing currently live campaigns created by Hong Kong entrepreneurs. Already available in nearly 20 countries, Kickstarter is currently available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Spain, having entered Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland last year.
To date, over 11 million people, from every continent on earth, have backed a Kickstarter project raising over $2,532,152,800, according to the platform’s stats. There have been over 110,067 successfully funded projects on the global platform.