Projects on Fundit have a 73 per cent success rate, and 94 per cent of projects come from first-time creators, while 59 per cent of all pledges come from first-time funders.

Fundit, an Irish crowdfunding platform for creative ideas, has reached €3 million in pledges to 1,000 projects. Since its launch in 2011, more than 53(...)

Panti Bliss. Among the rivals Kickstarter has in Ireland is Indiegogo, recently used by filmmaker Conor Horgan to raise more than €50,000 to make a documentary about the Irish drag queen.

There was much excitement among entrepreneurs, inventors and other creative types this week when it was announced that the world’s biggest crowdfundin(...)

Kickstarter categories include film, design, music, journalism and games. Photograph: Getty Images

Kickstarter, the world’s biggest crowd-funding community, launches in Ireland today, enabling people here to seek funding for projects in 15 catego(...)

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