The Slovenia Times

Kickstarter now available directly in Slovenia


Ljubljana - Slovenian companies and individuals wanting to crowdfund their projects on the platform Kickstarter long had to rely on foreign partners to get their projects going. As of this week, the platform is directly available in Slovenia.

Slovenian projects have so far been quite successful on Kickstarter. They collected almost EUR 7 million and their success rate was 45% compared to the global average of 38%, show data from the company.

However, most of the projects were initiated by start-ups since they required significant effort and foreign partners.

Now, it will be easier for smaller and more diverse projects to seek financing since the barriers to entry are much lower, according to Heather Corcoran, the head of design and technology at Kickstarter.

"Everyone with a Slovenian bank account, an individual or a company, can now launch their project on Kickstarter," Corcoran told the STA.

Kickstarter does not have a target range for the number of projects in Slovenia but will focus on preserving the high success rate and a good user experience.

Along with Slovenia, Kickstarter this week entered Poland and Greece.


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