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Working side by side with artists and creators since 2010,
with the highest success rate in the world!
7 out of 10 authors who use Verkami are professional artists or creators.
For 2/3 of authors carrying out a campaign has enabled them to increase the popularity of the project, reach new audiences and create stronger links with their public
For 82% of the creators crowdfunding was their primary financing option, because it brings much more value than traditional funding sources
76% will turn to Verkami again if they have to launch a project similar to the one financed
Doing a Verkami allows you to reach new audiences to create stronger and longer-lasting links with your community and enable your followers to enjoy a cultural consumer experience such as they have never had before.
We are a team of crowdfunding experts passionate about art and culture who work with you and advise you on designing your campaign with full guarantees. Since 2010 we have been the platform with the highest success rate in the world, with a 76% success rate in 2016!
Conecta con la mayor comunidad de amantes de la creatividad y la financiación colectiva de Europa, que a diario visita Verkami para descubrir proyectos y recompensas increíbles. ¡Juntos somos muy fuertes!
We are a constantly developing platform which offers the latest technology for editing, managing, monitoring and circulating your campaign and the best experience among the users. All with the most affordable price. The payment management will only cost you 1.5% of the total raised, which means a saving of around 4% compared with other alternatives.
Start by preparing your proposal with the mini-guide. Send it to us and we'll review it in 3-5 days.
If it suits Verkami, we will give you access to your private editing page.
You'll have all time you need for working in the definitive version of your campaign's page. We'll help and advice you on how to structure rewards, money goal…
Once everything is ready, publish your campaign at the exact day and time you want. Start your campaign!
Check the mini-guide that will help you to prepare your proposal.
Check that you are clear about all the points essential for launching a crowdfunding campaign: The budget of the project you wish to realize, the rewards you will offer, the planning of the circulation…
When everything is ready, send us your proposal!
The information you send us when submitting your proposal enables your Verkami advisor to evaluate the proposal and see whether it suits our line of creative and cultural projects.
If it suits Verkami, we will give you access to your private editing page and you will have all the time you need to get the campaign page ready with the support of your advisor: Improve rewards, draw up the description aimed at your audience, upload the campaign video and images and, when everything is ready, publish on the day and at the time you require.
At Verkami we advise on all the projects we publish in a personalized manner. The prior work we devote to preparing the campaigns with the authors so that they can publish with full guarantees of success is one of the reasons why 3 out of 4 Verkami projects obtain the funding required. In 2016 we achieved a success rate of 76%, the highest in the world!
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Using our platform and the support and personalized advice services for your campaign will only cost 6.5% + VAT, all included, of the amount collected by the project, and only in the event that it achieves its funding objective. This represents a saving of 3-4% in comparison with other crowdfunding alternatives.
Bear in mind these campaign management costs when you define your funding objective.
The 6.5% corresponds to 5% for Verkami’s services + 1.5% for the management costs for card payments.
A project we will work on to ensure it is optimally prepared, with a minimum interested community and good circulation for reaching it, is the key to success.
You can get a rough idea of how many people you will need to fund your project by taking into account that the average contribution to crowdfunding projects is about €35:
OBJECTIVE / €35 = no. of SPONSORS
In addition, the conversion rate for visits into contributions to crowdfunding projects is approximately 2%. In other words, 2 out of every 100 visits obtained ultimately make a contribution.
No. of SPONSORS x 50 = no. of visits we have to achieve
If, bearing in mind all the potential contacts and the support of other circles, collectives, groups, media and influencers, it seems feasible to obtain this number of visits to the project during the 40 days of the campaign... Go ahead! With good work your project will be carried out with crowdfunding!
At Verkami we regard crowdfunding as an exchange between the audience and the creator, in which both come out on top. The creator manages to realize his project and the audience obtains exclusive rewards at a fair and reasonable price.
Think of your audience and spend time designing great rewards related to the project you wish to fund. Special and unique ones to reward the people who will place their trust in you, for whom contributing to the campaign is the only way of achieving them.
Consider first of all what you can offer, then group things together in different packages and, finally, set an affordable price.
It has been proved that short and well-designed campaigns are more effective and that this is more than enough time to achieve very ambitious budgets, which is why we were pioneers in introducing the 40-day campaign as a maximum period.
All our campaigns are ‘all or nothing’. The projects have to achieve the objective within the 40 days. If not, the pledges will be returned to the backers, and no one is charged anything. In this way you will not be obliged to launch your project with an insufficient budget because there are backers who are waiting for their rewards.
You decide on the budget; ask for the minimum amount necessary to launch your project and deliver to your backers – you will always be able to exceed the objective!
In general, they cannot be regarded as donations, and therefore the corresponding taxes will have to be paid. From both the accounting standpoint and a fiscal perspective, the income the artist obtains must be regarded as activity-related income and, therefore, accounted for in the operating results.
The yield, namely the difference between the income obtained and the expenses necessary to carry out the activity, will be subject to direct taxation charged to the creator.
The taxation will depend on the specific legislation of the country where you are based and on your legal status as a creator, among other factors.
Pioneers of crowdfunding in Europe, we came into being in 2010 in Mataró (Barcelona) as a result of the passion for creativity, art and knowledge of a father and two sons: Joan, Adrià and Jonàs Sala – a biologist, an art historian and a doctor of physics – with the aim of helping artists and creators to realize their projects and offering a new way of experiencing and consuming culture, from Barcelona to the world.
Verkami is a neologism in Esperanto which means “lover of creation”. As of today, “doing a Verkami” has become synonymous with “doing a crowdfunding campaign” and Verkami is a worldwide reference for creative crowdfunding. We have realized our dream of having the opportunity to collaborate with artists and creators we admire, making their projects reality and discovering along the way many others who have become part of the family.
The Verkami family is now numerous, and there are more than 10 Verkamis advising, communicating, developing and programming to offer the best experience in terms of creative, committed and high-quality crowdfunding:
And many other friends and partners who accompany us on this adventure. :)
To find out more about Verkami’s history and details you can pay a visit to our Summary of the year.
You can also see what activities and talks we organize and what the press says about us in the Agenda and Press section.
Meet hundreds of authors and find out about their experiences with crowdfunding on our Blog.