Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter launches in Asia today, officially extending its service to creators in both Hong Kong and Singapore for the first time.
The platform introduced crowdfunding to a new generation of creators — from filmmakers, musicians, and authors, to artists, designers, game developers, and beyond, who use it to fund and build communities of support around projects across the creative universe.
“As one of the most exciting regions for emerging creative culture and innovation, we’re thrilled to begin to support creators in Asia,” said CEO and co-founder, Yancey Strickler.
Counting Singapore and Hong Kong, Kickstarter is officially available in 20 countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Spain.
According to the portal, more than 100,00 backers from Hong Kong and Singapore have made more than 600,000 pledges to creative projects around the world.