Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have helped many startups and entrepreneurs get much needed funding for their ideas and projects. But what happens to those projects once their campaigns are completed? Without all the visibility that comes with launching a campaign on this type of site, the new products or services that have received funding can fall flat. But now a new site is attempting to put the spotlight back on those new products and startups once they’ve actually launched.
Outgrow.me is a marketplace where consumers can browse projects that were the product of a successful crowdfunding campaign. With this new site, people who helped to fund projects on sites like Kickstarter and thought “that would be a great product to own,” can actually make purchases and benefit from their investment.
Of course, you don’t have to be a funder to browse products on the site – anyone looking for new and innovative products from new startups or individuals can sift through the selection of completed projects.
From games to gadgets to books and more, the variety of products available on the site provide proof that crowdfunding can be successful. Of course, that’s not always the case, but for those that do make it, sites like Outgrow.me can help them to succeed after making it over that initial funding goal.
Users of the site can filter products by those available for immediate order or those available for pre-order. They can also search by type of product and price range.
Prospective buyers can see how much funding the project received and when the campaign was completed. If they decide to make a purchase, Outgrow.me directs them to the company’s site where they can order their new product.
For startups and entrepreneurs that are considering using sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo to fund their new products, but who might be wary since some fail to reach their funding goals, Outgrow.me can provide a place for those projects to get the visibility they need to be successful long term.