August 27, 2013

Get Ready! Kickstarter is Coming to Australia and New Zealand

Kickstarter AussieIn late June, Kickstarter announced that their crowdsourcing platform was coming to Canada -- campaigns for which will be able to launch in September. Continuing their expansion across the globe, Kickstarter announced yesterday on Twitter that campaigns will soon be open to Australia and New Zealand -based projects. When will Australians and New Zealanders be able to get their Kickstarer campaigns underway? They haven't specified an exact date, opting for a more vague, but exciting, "in the very near future." Continue reading for more info.

Kickstarter broke the news yesterday to great positivity from fans. Twitter followers sounded off expressing their excitement, as well as questions as to how long they'd have to wait to get started on their campaigns. Kickstarter remained vague about the launch, but promised that it'd be "very soon."

In similar fashion to the announcement of Kickstarter Canada, the website for Kickstarter Australia is up, but leaves everything to the imagination. Visit the site, share your email address and let them know what kind of project you're wanting to launch, and Kickstarter will let you know when it's all ready.

Kickstarter Aussie tweet

Artists, inventors, and all sorts of creatives are excited about the inclusion of not only Australia and New Zealand, but Canada as well. Canadian creators can start building their campaigns now, but will have to wait until September 9th to launch them.

The more countries added to the Kickstarter roster the better. I know I speak for all when I say that we can't wait to see the projects that will come from our friends in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!

Link: Kickstarter Australia

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In NZ we have a couple of Kickstarter type websites already, I used one to raise funds for a hot rod film, but think the well known Kickstarter brand will help funders feel a bit more confident when contributing. People were still a bit daunted by giving credit card details to an unknown site. Looking forward to it!

August 27, 2013 at 8:03PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Cal

I've contributed to a few down there in NZ, but great that the Kickstarter brand will be there. Makes it a lot easier/attractive for people.

August 27, 2013 at 8:45PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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marklondon

Australia has pozible which seems to be working out okay. Kickstarters name recognition will no doubt help them but it will be interesting to see how they go being second to market.

August 27, 2013 at 8:44PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Billy C

Great news. About time!

August 27, 2013 at 8:49PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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shaun wilson

I`m soooooooooo looking forward for Kickstarter to be available in Nauru, too...and the Ozarks and Mars, of course, but not, let`s say, a third world country like Germany...

August 28, 2013 at 4:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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mariano

I'm a bit at odds with this news, I recently started my own crowd funding endeavour on indieGoGo (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/daddy-s-little-girl--10/x/1682079) it was successful thanks to family and friends, I can't help but feel Kick Starter perhaps has the bigger audience and market share due to its X factor.

Just don't know how to feel

August 28, 2013 at 5:42AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Dale

Really happy to hear this.

I know Australia has a few crowdfunding options like pozzible but they are not as well known even in Australia as kickstarter and certainly don't have an international audience. You only have to look at what films have raised in aus on pozzible compared to kickstarter to see why this is important.

August 28, 2013 at 6:15AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Zeb Parkes

Great news! Also great to see all the Aussies & Kiwi's on the site!

August 28, 2013 at 8:07AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Mat Harvey

Mate, who do you think is making all the films these days? :-)

August 28, 2013 at 11:48AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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marklondon

Us! ANZACS!

August 29, 2013 at 10:19AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Mat Harvey

Awesome news! PJ to crowdsource dambusters?

August 28, 2013 at 3:31PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Jonny

Great news! Been wondering for a long time when they would bring it down under.

August 29, 2013 at 8:12AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Another happy cobber here.

August 29, 2013 at 11:10AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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