Crowd Supply

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Crowd Supply, Inc.[1]
Crowd Supply logo.svg
Type of site
Founder(s)Lou Doctor[2]
CEOJosh Lifton[3]

Crowd Supply is a crowdfunding platform based in Portland, Oregon.[4][5][3] The platform has claimed "over twice the success rate of Kickstarter and Indiegogo",[6] and partners with creators who utilize the service, providing mentorship resembling a business incubator.[7][8][9]

Some see Crowd Supply's close management of projects as the solution to the fulfillment failure rate on other crowdfunding platforms.[10] The site also serves as an online store for the inventories of successful campaigns.[11]

Notable projects from the platform include Andrew Huang's Novena, an open source laptop.[12]

Endorsement by Free Software Foundation[edit]

In 2015, Crowd Supply became compliant with the Free Software Foundation's Free JavaScript campaign, and was endorsed as the FSF's preferred platform for crowd-funding efforts.[13][3]


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  2. ^ "Crowd Supply: A soup to nuts Kickstarter challenger offering consulting, fulfillment, and ecommerce". 20 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Byfield, Bruce. "Crowd Supply Boosts Open Hardware » Linux Magazine".
  4. ^ Markowitz, Eric (2013-03-20). "New Crowdfunding Site Aims to Understand Manufacturing". Inc. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  5. ^ Dishman, Lydia. "Inside Crowd Supply: How the Kickstarter Challenger Plans to One Up the Crowdfunding Competition". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  6. ^ "Launch | Crowd Supply". Retrieved 2016-08-02.
  7. ^ Lehman, Don. "What You Need to Know about Crowd Supply, the New Crowdfunding Platform for Product Designers". Core77. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  8. ^ "Crowd Supply nudges up against the $1M funding round mark - Portland Business Journal". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  9. ^ "Crowd Supply raises $580K to develop 'highly-curated' version of Kickstarter". GeekWire. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  10. ^ Swanner, Nate (2015-12-09). "Crowd Supply is succeeding where Kickstarter and Indiegogo are failing miserably". The Next Web. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  11. ^ Mims, Christopher. "Why everything geeks think they know about Kickstarter is wrong". Quartz. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  12. ^ "Crowd Supply nabs $585K seed - PE Hub". PE Hub. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  13. ^ "Founder of GNU bestows blessing upon open hardware-focused crowdfunding site". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2018-10-28.