#209: Indiegogo Co-Founder Introduces Us To Indiegogo Life
January 29, 2015 - Read the full GoodCrowdinfo article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/15QgGRl. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo, is one of the leading names in crowdfunding and she’ll be joining us live to discuss last month’s launch of Indiegogo Life. Danae explained to me in advance, “Last month, we introduced Indiegogo Life, a new service that brings the power of Indiegogo to anyone running a fundraiser for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations or other life events.” “With Indiegogo Life, we are delivering the necessary tools for families, friends, and even strangers around the world to connect and support one another . We are committed to providing a personal and authentic service for our customers to help themselves or a loved one – both financially and emotionally,” she continued. Danae says, the site is already getting traction and having impact, “Since launching Indiegogo Life, people have launched seen thousands of terrific fundraisers. Just last week, there was a fundraiser created by the man behind Humans of NY. He has raised over $850,000 to help an inspiring principal of an inner-city school in Brooklyn send her 6th grade students to Harvard.” “Our goal with Indiegogo Life is to help as many people as possible. Whether it’s a $500 fundraiser to celebrate a birthday to a $5000 fundraiser to pay for a pup’s surgery, to a $50,000 or $500,000 fundraiser to cover medical bills or send kids to Harvard, Indiegogo’s goal is to help people achieve what they need. Its not a funding contest,” she concluded. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.