We're proud to partner with ID.me to help veterans and service members gain access to contributors from across the globe who can make their ideas become a reality.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Digital identity solution-provider ID.me has announced a partnership with Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Using ID.me’s Troop ID technology, the first digital ID card for service members and veterans, veterans and military spouses who wish to raise funds on Indiegogo are now able to prove their military affiliation to potential contributors on Indiegogo while saving money through Indiegogo’s military and veteran discount.
Indiegogo is an online platform where aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to raise money can create fundraising campaigns, tell their story and solicit funds from the public in exchange for certain services or goods, such as the product idea proposed in the campaign. Curious users may also use Indiegogo to discover what others are passionate about and learn how to get involved. Indiegogo is a global platform with users in over 200 countries working together to bring new projects to life. Starting today, military members and veterans who create campaigns on Indiegogo will be able to raise funds at discounted rates provided they complete a verification process with ID.me.
"We started Indiegogo with the mission to empower as many people as possible around the world to fund the projects that matter to them," said Slava Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo. "We're proud to partner with ID.me to help veterans and service members gain access to contributors from across the globe who can make their ideas become a reality."
ID.me co-founder and CEO Blake Hall, a veteran entrepreneur in his own right, observed, “Data from the Small Business Administration shows that veterans are, on average, more likely to become entrepreneurs and that they are more likely to be successful as entrepreneurs when compared to their civilian peers. This data, juxtaposed against the high unemployment rates for Post 9-11 veterans, suggests that Indiegogo is the perfect platform to facilitate positive change for the military and veteran community.”
NIST, an agency of the Department of Commerce, recently selected ID.me for a prestigious grant in order to participate in the President’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) after reviewing ID.me’s technology. Effectively, ID.me is one of five companies in the United States with the greatest potential to increase consumer and organizational trust in digital transactions. With more than 150,000 hosted campaigns, Indiegogo is a market leader in the crowdfunding space. This partnership marks the beginning of a promising project between two innovative companies focused on reducing veteran unemployment while honoring the men and women who have served this country.
Veteran-founded and led, ID.me is the first digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For participating organizations, ID.me acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. This allows brands to ensure a consistent customer experience across offline and online channels while reducing costs and security risks associated with manual verification. For more information, visit http://www.ID.me
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit http://www.indiegogo.com.