New crowdfunding platform Crowdhoster may be ideal for smaller-scale editorial projects that get lost on Kickstarter


Crowdhoster’s parent Crowdtilt sort of picks up the slack for sites like Kickstarter, which have been known to offer an online home for really big organizations doing really big things (i.e. Matter, ProPublica, DecodeDC). There’s, of course, nothing wrong with having built-in audiences and the kind of editorial history/renown that all but guarantees you’ll meet your goal, but I’d imagine a number of fantastic ideas have fallen through the internet’s cracks because Kickstarter didn’t prove successful for a lower-scale project. But meeker funding goals and minimal recognition don’t mean a business goal isn’t important or that it doesn’t deserve the cash to be realized.

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