Well-known crowdfunding platform Kickstarter will launch in Spain from June 2 this year. The announcement was made on its official blog.
The post said: We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers, innovators, filmmakers, chefs and creators of all types! Spanish creators can start building their projects now, and launch them to the world on June 2.
To celebrate the launch, Kickstarter along with Sonar+D, an international festival focusing on creativity, technology & culture that takes place in Barcelona, will present a curated selection of projects & events in the #MadeWithKickstarter space at MarketLab. Kickstarter will also collaborate with such creators to host talks & workshops touching on all aspects of bringing a creative idea to life.
While there will be no separate Kickstarter site for Spain, Spanish projects will be part of the worldwide community of Kickstarter projects. But if users want to see only projects from Spain, they can search Kickstarter by location. Kickstarter will also be translated into Spanish to make launching & backing projects even easier.
Projects from Spain will be able to raise funds in euro. Creators can run their projects entirely in euro, said the blog post, using their local banking & business details. When projects are successfully funded, pledges will be collected in euro, too. Backers based in the US will see each project’s goal converted to USD. They’ll also see reward tiers displayed in USD, with the euro value alongside.
Spain is the 13th country Kickstarter was expanding to. The others are: the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, & France.
Already, according to figures provided by Kickstarter, over 8 million people have pledged more than 1.5 billion dollars to bring 80,000 creative projects to life, around the world. Kickstarter focuses on creative projects in 15 categories, & touts itself as “a place for making things” — it isn’t a Site for charitable donations or financial investments.
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