Crowdfunding site Kickstarter made its Asia debut on Wednesday with launches in Singapore and Hong Kong, giving entrepreneurs in the two cities the opportunity to raise funding from global investors, AFP reports.
By late Wednesday, new projects in Hong Kong and Singapore were seeking funding on the site, including a self-watering indoor planter, invented by a 13-year-old boy, which had attracted 183 backers.
According to a statement by CEO and co-founder Yancey Strickler, “As one of the most exciting regions for emerging creative culture and innovation, we’re thrilled to begin to support creators in Asia”.
Prior to its launch in the two Asian cities, Kickstarter was in 18 markets including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and several other European countries.Risk Warning:
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