Crowdhoster is doing for crowdfunding what WordPress did for blogging. Very smart: http://t.co/XE1dQsKbod— Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) August 21, 2013
I'm glad we chose Crowdhoster to bring Soylent from just an idea to over $1M in preorders. It's ideal: open, flexible, and accessible.— Rob Rhinehart (@robrhinehart) August 22, 2013
When people ask about building their own crowdfunding solution I point them at Crowdhoster. They have taken the work we did when we released our Lockitron crowdfunding code (Selfstarter) and turned it into the standalone solution it needs to be.Paul Gerhardt Co-Founder of Lockitron & Selfstarter
Includes funding progress bar, sharing links, and customizable content areas
Want to run more than one campaign? Go for it
Continue taking preorders even after your campaign ends
Easily set reward levels to incentivize your contributors
Integration with the Crowdtilt API provides a smooth checkout experience—we take care of payment processing for you
Easy-to-use admin area for configuring settings and uploading content on the fly
Quickly reference, communicate with, and manage your contributors from one spot
Want to truly customize your contributors' experience? Choose from a growing catalog of custom themes—or craft your own
Easily pass your campaign data to apps like BackerKit—track your contributors, handle fulfillment, and more!
When we launched the Crowdtilt API in December, our goal was to empower anyone and everyone who wanted to take advantage of crowdfunding and group payments. Hundreds of developers have reached out to start hacking away on cool apps—but hundreds more have reached out looking for another, second solution that doesn't require hardcore coding expertise. We asked ourselves a question: How could we tear down the wall of code that stands between most of us dreamers and our dreams?
Enter Crowdhoster. We allow you to launch your own custom crowdfunding page without touching a line of code. Inspired by Wordpress, we turned to an open source project to serve as the backbone of the site code. Selfstarter was the obvious choice here, thanks to the hard work of the crazy-talented Lockitron team. And from there, we formulated two more goals of our own:
For the moment, Crowdhoster is invite-only—we're getting things up and running smoothly. But we're eager to chat with folks about their ideas for crowdfunded projects.
And to the open source community: please join us in continuing to make the Crowdhoster project better and better. We're picturing analytics tools, layout themes, plugins. Sky's the limit. You can find all the code on Github.
When groups of people pool resources, amazing things happen. We see it everyday, and we've only scratched the surface of this powerful movement—so go grab an invite. And let's bring that idea of yours to life!
-The Crowdtilt Team