I really love the idea of crowdsourcing, as it completely opens the door for sozial funding of innovation and creativity. Through sozial funding or community share funding many projects can be realized, that otherwise we would never have heard of. Getting an initial funding for a creative idea often fails because of visionless and traditional bankers or greedy investors. By letting the people (crowd) directly select and fund projects they are interested in, really opens the door for bank and big investor independent community shares. This crowd decision method reminds me on my previous post on ‘The Wisdom of Crowds’.
One of the most popular Web platforms for rising crowd sourcing and funding is Kickstarter. Kickstarter really is a great platform but unfortunately it is limited to US creators, which quite limits the possibilities to get international crowd funding.
Another really good platform, which is open for international crowd sourcing and funding is indiegogo. It offers similar features and funding schemes as many other crowd funding platforms but is open for international funding.