Indiegogo might be better than Kickstarter for crowdfunding your next hardware project


It’s pretty common to see crowdfunding campaigns for exciting gadgets fail, most often because of the difficulties and costs of manufacturing in large volumes. Indiegogo is hoping to fix that. The crowdfunding platform has inked a deal with hardware maker Arrow Electronics to support eligible projects and assist in mass production. The company says it will grant benefits packages amounting to $500,000, including its design tools, engineering experts, prototype services, manufacturing support and supply chain management. Arrow will review campaigns based on their technical feasibility, manufacturability and overall impact. Campaigns that make the cut will get a badge on their…

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