Los Angeles-based crowdfunding website ( http://www.whenyouwish.com) is gaining national and international attention after launching with unique features and closing a significant round of angel investment. When You Wish was created eighteen months ago based on core principles of openness and financial freedom, unlike existing crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter that began with a primary focus on centrally-approved art and film projects.
"The spirit of radically revolutionizing the way human aspiration and creativity is funded was embedded in our company's DNA from day one," said Dave Harvilicz, co-founder and CEO. "Whether those aspirations are creative, economic, or humanitarian, we champion bringing the power of capital to all people, and applaud progressive advances, like the JOBS Act, which promote the democratizing power of crowdsourcing."
"It's one of the first features we're rolling out that will dramatically expand the tools people have to reach their fundraising goals. Some people have called it 'Crowdfunding meets eBay,'" said Andy Martinez, CTO of When You Wish.
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