Quick! How much have you spent crowdfunding so far this year?
In the past, I’d fallen for the Kickstarter fad — backing projects and getting (literally) nothing in return. (Seriously, Matt, when am I gonna get that photo you promised me? I’m about ready to crowdfund a documentary about how you suck!)
People have wised up to the fact that most of these “projects” are just slush funds for some charity case — mainly because so many Kickstarter projects are so dumb.
A photo book of cats you put on a scanner? $15K so you can stare at a camera? And why do you need $20,000 to print $5 T-shirts? That just doesn’t even make any business sense for anyone!
We dug through the heaping pile that is Kickstarter and picked what we believe to be…