Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are probably the largest crowdfunding platforms on the Web; raising crazy amounts of money for projects that people all across the world are working on. Usually, if you fund a project with a certain amount of money, you’ll get a finished product, once it’s complete and ready to hit the market.
However, the problem with these sites is obvious: when they become popular, you can hardly find special projects worth investing in or buying the finished product. Yes, some of them are listed as “the best” and shown on the front page, but there are so many more great ideas just hidden from the public. Outgrow.Me is here to correct that.
Outgrow.Me is, as they define themselves, a place to discover successfully funded Kickstarter & IndieGoGo projects which are currently available for purchase. So, no more searching and digging for the next great and innovative thing you’re going to buy; Outgrow.Me makes it much easier. By combining Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and giving you the option to filter out those results, Outgrow.Me becomes the ultimate search tool for crowdfunded projects.
Currently, there are only a dozen filters available: iPhone accessories, iPad accessories, pens and stylus pens, design, electronics, fun & games, fashion, photography, food, sporting equipment, bicycling, everything but apple, miscellaneous and finally – under $25. Additionally, you can filter products by their availability, so you can browse those that are orderable or the ones ready to be pre-ordered.
Once you open up a product, you’ll see its photography and (if available) its video campaign. Of course, you’ll be able to like it on Facebook and share it on Twitter as well as rate in on Outgrow.Me. If you’ll want to buy the product, there will be a link to the products’ site – which tells us that Outgrow.Me servers for the sole purpose of being a simple catalog for crowdfunded projects.
If you’re a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo member with projects that were successfully funded, you should consider geting your product listed on Outgrow.Me; they really are trying hard to catch each successful projects, but sometimes they miss a few. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your product will be listed.
In the meanwhile, take a look at Outgrow.Me – maybe you’ll find some awesome product that you’ll like – or you may just discover a whole new channel to market your products.
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