With less than two weeks until the world rings in the new year, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo took a look back on 2017 and its successes. The funding portal revealed in a blog post on Thursday:
“In 2017, we saw people challenging the status quo and fearlessly speaking up for what they believe in. Indiegogo was built to unify people around ideas that matter to them, and we are thrilled to provide a platform where voices are heard, ideas are launched and dreams are brought to life. Through all the change we’ve seen in 2017, our mission always stayed the same.”
Indiegogo then noted that some of its high profile successes over the years, Jibo, Mous, Eve V and Travis, have been busy delivering their projects to backers, it has continued to launch solutions that helped make the road to entrepreneurship a little less rocky, and help backers get their perks faster.
” We created our very own Entrepreneur Resource Center to provide the support and education campaigners need to succeed at every stage – from prototyping to shipping. We grew our team to connect Fortune 500 companies with their customers. We empowered backers with updated policies, ensuring their voices are heard and that Indiegogo remains a trusted platform for everyone. In line with this, backers found a place to shop for products for the holidays with the launch of our Pop-Up Store for Marketplace products. Finally, we continued to democratize access to finance by launching our first ever ICO sale – bringing cryptocurrency to the masses.”
The crowdfunding giant went on to add:
“Looking back on this year, we saw almost 2 million backers from 172 countries support a range of different ideas from bat houses to nano drones to bringing the Moomins back to the big screen. We believe this diversity is made possible by building a diverse team at Indiegogo too, so we renewed our commitment to sharing what we’re doing. We’re even taking this commitment beyond Indiegogo, because we believe that the world, and our country, is better when everyone gets a chance to succeed, whether they were born here or not. We spoke out against the travel ban and launched our first ever Indiegogo-run campaign the International Rescue Committee, and we joined the Coalition for the American Dream to protect Dreamers from deportation.”
See Indiegogo’s 2017 infographic below.