Gamified Crowdfunding Emerges as 2015’s Big Thing

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BidOkee says bye-bye to elitist crowdfunding mega-sites that lack innovation

BidOkee has launched the world's first gamified crowdfunding platform

BidOkee’s platform promises no same-site competition, no arbitrary time limits or excessive rules, drag-and-drop ease of construction and multiple revenue-generation points.

BidOkee.com is the world’s first gamified crowdfunding platform. The site launched January 1 and threatens to upend the massive and growing crowdfunding sector.

“We are confident we can disrupt the crowdfunding sector, which is dominated by mega-sites,” says BidOkee CEO Eyal Lichtmann. “The BidOkee model is the future of this massive and growing industry.”

BidOkee first developed the crowdfunding project to complete the BidOkee app, a game like Candy Crush that is free-to-play (F2P) but rewards players with actual, valuable prizes. The app is halfway to completion, with $2.5 million already raised and invested. The crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1.8 million to launch.

“We realized in the process of building our unique crowdfunding platform that it is superior to the sites that currently host almost all the crowdfunding campaigns in the world,” Lichtmann says. “Existing mega-sites put campaigns directly in competition with hundreds or thousands of other campaigns on the same sites.”

“Crowdfunding mega-sites are a recipe for failure,” he says. “You’re lucky if the elitist mega-sites even let you post your project and, even when they do, fewer than half of campaigns succeed. As crowdfunding continues to grow exponentially, the value mega-sites offer to users will continue to decline in direct proportion to their size.” BidOkee has launched the prototype of a crowdfunding revolution that will help far more campaigns succeed, he says.

“We intend to offer BidOkee as a ‘software as a service’ [SaaS] model. Campaigns will be able to launch stand-alone, customized, completely branded crowdfunding sites with the added value of gamified and etail components. That’s infinitely better than the existing options, which are static, impossible to brand and come with arbitrary rules, regulations and time limitations,” he says.

“Our platform also will offer the unique attraction of gamification. Backers earn loyalty rewards they can use to win real, valuable prizes, which enhance participation, retention and support. This is something no other crowdfunding platform offers.”

Beyond all this, he says, BidOkee’s platform promises no same-site competition, no arbitrary time limits or excessive rules, drag-and-drop ease of construction and multiple revenue-generation points beyond direct pledges, including ecommerce integration, sponsorships, product placement and online live auctions.

The company is aiming to complete the BidOkee app within months, then will turn the crowdfunding platform into an affordable, effective solution for crowdfunders.

“When the BidOkee campaign succeeds, we will unleash this crowdfunding revolution on the world,” Lichtmann says.

The world’s first gamified crowdfunding site is live now at http://www.BidOkee.com.

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