The History of Crowdfunding Website GoGetFunding and Founder Sandip Sekhon
I had the chance to catch up with the Sandip Sekhon, the founder of crowdfunding website GoGetFunding. A website that is increasingly growing in popularity and was recently mentioned by Forbes as one of the top 6 crowdfunding sites. Here, he talks about how it all began:
As an online entrepreneur, I’m always looking at how exciting businesses can be made even better. And back in 2010 when I conceived the idea for GoGetFunding, crowdfunding was still pretty new and was just starting to take off.
Kickstarter and IndieGoGo were leading the way and although they were and still are great businesses, there were a number of things that I didn’t like and wanted to change. I didn’t like the strict rules for fund-raising on Kickstarter. I thought about all those people that must have been rejected from the site and subsequently abandoned their dreams. And with IndieGoGo, that seemed to lack the buzz of Kickstarter and I felt that the fees (9% if you don’t meet your goal) were outrageous.
After around 9 months of development, GoGetFunding was launched in December of 2011. We gradually started to gain traction and we continually evolved based on fundraiser feedback. For example, we started as an all-or-nothing crowdfunding website. However, most of the people that were raising money wanted to keep the funds regardless – and backers were happy with that too. As a result, we switched the payment process and GoGetFunding continued to grow.
Today, GoGetFunding has helped people from all over the world raise millions online. And we have big plans to ensure that this growth continues by making sure people are able to raise more money online by using our site.
GoGetFunding was launched back in December 2011 and since then has helped lots of people from all around the globe to raise money for things and ideas that they find important. Today, the site that is run by a small and passionate, has become one of the leading platforms out there.
If you’re interested in starting a fundraiser, just visit their site www.gogetfunding.com. To discover how it all works, you can go here: http://gogetfunding.com/page/how-to-fundraise . You can also pick up some fundraising ideas on the site before you start.