'Polca' is the name of a new crowdfunding app for friends that makes it easy to collaboratively raise funds for projects, events, trips or group purchases. With the app, users are able to set up a campaign that only one's friends may contribute to.
Polca is a new creation from Japanese crowdfunding site Campfire, which aims to leverage the power of social media for collecting funds from friends. Users on Polca are able to set up a project, add promotional images, set a goal, as well as list rewards for backers and a deadline. Then, users are able to share their campaigns across social sites such as Facebook, Line, Instagram and Twitter.
Although there are plenty of opportunities for people to launch their ideas and causes on Internet-wide crowdfunding platforms, Polca is an app that offers a similar experience on a much more intimate scale.