Kickstarter to launch in the UK this fall

Jul 10, 2012
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Kickstarter to launch in the UK this fall

It seems like we're constantly hearing about interesting new Kickstarter project around here. Kickstarter has turned out to be the go to platform for independent developers seeking money to bring their dreams to life. So far, Kickstarter has only been available for developers in United States.

However, that will change this fall when Kickstarter finally launches in the UK. If you live in the UK and have an idea for product, you should start getting your ducks in a row. The news came by way of a tweet from the official Kickstarter account reading, "People in the UK will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter starting this autumn! More info soon! <3 <3 <3." Kickstarter was originally limited to the US only because that's where Amazon Payments was available.

Now that Amazon Payments is launched in the UK, it opens the door for Kickstarter to make its move. Some the coolest projects I've seen a long time have started on Kickstarter so this is good news for developers in the UK and consumers looking to put their money behind a cool product. One major reason Kickstarter has been tied to Amazon Payments has to do with the fact that it is the only payment network that allows immediate cancellation of charges if the product doesn't reach a funding goal.

[via TheVerge]


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