While every crowdfunding website will tell you that there's a long history of strangers pooling money together to fund ideas, the movement of funding online has beaten predictions that it would be inherently unsuccessful or overrun over by scammers. While Kickstarter has become the world's dominant leader in creative project funding, Funded By Me is holding its ground in the Scandinavian market by allowing users to take advantage of the pre-order and gift style of crowdfunding, and also by keeping projects close to home.
According to the counter of FundedByMe site, they've helped raise 834288.94 SEK (93500€) in pledges from 2658 people for 198 projects. The types of projects featured this week include financing for an album release, a book to be published, and a documentary -- standard topics seen on crowdfunding services, but definitely interesting projects from the Nordic region.
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