It’s pack-in day at Campus Party Europe and Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann arrives with a smile, slightly late, sunglasses on head and water bottle in hand. She’s a native Californian who left home for New York and took the first job offered, in finance. Now she’s back in San Francisco running one of the world’s leading crowdfunding platforms, which just raised $15 million of its own from Insight Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Steve Schoettler, Zynga‘s co-founder.
“There’s one campaign that’s pretty exciting,”Ringelmann says,when pushed to pick a favourite.“It just went live this week,it’s our biggest campaign to date–there’s a geek tech blogger who is fascinated by Nikola Tesla and taking it upon himself to see that a museum is founded in Tesla’s name.He’s gone on Indiegogo to raise $850,000, I think it’s up to $800,000 and it’s only been five, six days.”
To keep Indiegogo in the game globally, that $15 million Series A investment round will go towards hiring, with staff , marketing and rolling out country-specific versions of Indiegogo in different languages and currencies.
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