BackerKit Acts as a Crowdfunding Pledge Manager for Startups

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 27, 2016
References: backerkit & springwise
One of the caveats of crowdfunding is if the project doesn't hit its fundraising goal, those who contribute financially don't have to pay -- but if it is successfully financed, a crowdfunding pledge manager might be necessary. This startup helps other startups fulfill shipments, collect customer data and survey backers. Backerkit is especially relevant given how many new ventures turn to platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and in an economy where increasing numbers of young people become entrepreneurs to escape unemployment and underemployment.

The crowdfunding pledge manager service would come in especially handy if a campaign went viral or did significantly better than expected and resources weren't in place to fulfill premiums once the money can in.