The Good, the Bad and the Crowdfunded

Four years ago, Kickstarter was adorable. The site — which allows designers, independent artists, philanthropists and any netizen with a dream to solicit funding for projects large and small — was a promising novelty act. Ideas and money poured in. Journalists championed it. Was crowdfunding just crazy enough to work?

In hindsight, the success of Kickstarter seems inevitable.

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