2015 — VERKAMI: 5 years of crowdfunding

Verkami is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects.

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What is crowdfunding?

We offer a simple yet powerful way for artists, creators, designers, groups and others to fund their projects collectively. Our model lets them attract patrons who are looking for a new way to get involved in a cultural experience.

How it works

A constantly evolving powerful multilingual tool, personalised advice for each and every project from experts in cultural industries, and the largest community of culture lovers in Europe. Thanks to these distinctive features, over 70% of projects on Verkami are successful – a figure unheard of on other major crowdfunding platforms.

Are you a creator?

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    You get an idea.
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    You publish your project on Verkami and get a page like this one.
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    You have 40 days to reach your funding goal.
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    The project gets funded and your patrons get great rewards.

Are you a patron?

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    Seen a project you like? Keep tabs on it on its project page
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    Choose your reward and make a pledge
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    We'll only charge your card if the project reaches its funding goal.
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    The creator sees their project come to life and you get exclusive rewards in return.

The funding model

A project is successfully funded when it raises 100% of its funding goal within 40 days. If it doesn't reach its goal within this deadline, the project hasn't been successful and all pledges are cancelled. Verkami will only charge its fee (5% of the total amount raised) if the project is successful.

Who's behind Verkami?

Verkami was set up in Mataró (Barcelona) by a father and two sons: Joan, Adrià and Jonàs Sala – a biologist, an art historian and a physicist. We’re all driven by a passion for creativity, art and research and we’re eager to help people see their projects come to life. The word 'verkami' was coined in Esperanto and means 'creation lover'.
There's more about us in Media and Festivals.

If you want more info, email us at info@verkami.com or call us on +34 931 696 555.