Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group FounderMax Levchin, Affirm CEO, Yelp Chairman, PayPal Co-FounderMegan Smith, entrepreneur, VP @Google[x]Maynard Webb, Webb Investment Network Founder, Chairman of the
Board at Yahoo!, Board Member at Salesforce.com and Visa
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Reinforcing its momentum in the marketplace as the world’s largest
crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo announces new investments from some of
the most prominent names in technology and innovation including:
These investments follow Indiegogo’s recent $40 million Series B
financing round. Indiegogo will use the new investment to continue
expanding globally and improving user experience with a focus on mobile,
personalization and trust.
Slava Rubin, CEO and Co-Founder of Indiegogo said: “We launched
Indiegogo so everyone in the world would have the ability to fund their
dreams. Six years later we are very grateful to attract these incredible
operators as investors and advisors to help accelerate our vision."
Branson said: "One of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs is
access to capital. Indiegogo helps to solve that problem and empowers
anyone in the world to do well and do good.”
Additional investors announced today include:
Dan Benton, Andor Capital Management CEOTim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Founding PartnerDawn Lepore, Former Chairman and CEO ofDrugstore.comHans Morris, Nyca Partners Managing Partner, Former President of
Indiegogo’s Series B round was led by Institutional Venture Partners
(IVP) and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with additional
funding from existing investors including Insight Venture Partners, MHS
Capital, Metamorphic Ventures and ff Venture Capital.
Indiegogo launched as the first online crowdfunding platform in January
2008 with a dedication to democratize fundraising by allowing anyone,
anywhere to raise money for anything, with no gatekeepers or application
process. Indiegogo has hosted more than 200,000 campaigns, and more than
12 million people visit Indiegogo.com each month to explore, fund and
create projects and ideas they are passionate about.
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them.
As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched
from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars
being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo
community. At its core, Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to
democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative,
entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and
is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New
York. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com
and follow us at www.twitter.com/indiegogo
John Eddy, 646-660-8648