Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico Comments on Tech Crunch Hardware Crowd Funding Article

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Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowdfunding website ClickStartMe and founder of charity crowd funding site Crowd It Forward says that the use of crowd-funding has opened new doors for the best minds of our time to begin a new era of innovation in computer hardware.

Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico

Crowdfunding Expert Kendall Almerico

The days of needing venture capitalists or angel investors to be innovative and bring things to market are over thanks to crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowdfunding website http://www.ClickStartMe.com and founder of charity crowd funding site http://www.CrowdItForward.com, says that a recent Tech Crunch article on the use of crowd-funding is correct saying it has opened new doors for the best minds of our time to begin a new era of innovation in computer hardware.

“The days of needing venture capitalists or angel investors to be innovative and bring things to market are over thanks to crowdfunding,” crowdfunding expert Almerico says. “Consumers like to buy amazing new products that they can touch, feel, hold, and show off. Crowdfunding allows consumers to have a direct role in getting these products to market.”

Almerico points out that until recently, new products were invented, produced, and shipped solely if the financial investors saw profitability. With crowdfunding, new products can prove market demand first and innovators can create products that people actually want and support, keeping customers the primary concern with profit coming later.

Almerico explains how crowdfunding has expanded what an innovator can do to meet their potential. “Truly amazing innovators can come from all walks of life, but for the past decade, these innovators had to learn how to code software or build apps to get good ideas to market due to manufacturing cost restraints and the difficulty finding funding. Crowdfunding has opened the door so that a consumer can spend that $5.00 to support a tangible invention instead of a new App, or their $50 to pre-purchase a physical innovation instead of a new computer game.”

About Kendall Almerico
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico is the CEO of ClickStartMe, the crowd funding site that provides individuals and businesses with an easy-to-use website to raise funds through online crowd-funding and the founder of charity crowd funding site http://www.CrowdItForward.com that performs "Random Acts of Crowdfunding." Almerico is a nationally recognized crowdfunding expert and has been interviewed internationally on the topic, appeared on national talk radio programs discussing crowdfunding, and has been quoted in major news sources including USA Today, Huffington Post and the New York Daily News. Almerico is available for interviews and speaking engagements by contacting media at clickstartme.com or by calling 813.410.4658.

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/15/tandem-hardware/.

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