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Kickstarter eyes Down Under, but is it just playing catch-up?

Kickstarter eyes Down Under, but is it just playing catch-up?

Kickstarter, fresh off its launch in Canada, is promising to come to New Zealand and Australia “soon.” Experts say it’s natural for the crowdfunding platform to go global, especially since rivals are already there. Kickstarter is growing more international, almost by the day. The platform officially expanded to Canada at the beginning of the week, and is now promising to head Down Under “soon.” The crowdfunding portal has put up a page on its site saying “Australia. New Zealand. Soon.” The promise to Australia and New Zealand comes amid a larger push to go international for the site, which launched in the United Kingdom late last year and…

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Kickstarter Is Adding Australia And New Zealand To Its Crowdfunding Network

Kickstarter Is Adding Australia And New Zealand To Its Crowdfunding Network

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is expanding its platform to two markets Down Under. It is opening up its network to Australia and New Zealand-based projects “in the very near future,” the company says, drumming up interest two days after the site opened its doors to Canada, and comes some months after it went to its first market outside the U.S., the United Kingdom. Kickstarter originally noted it would move into Australia and New Zealand in August. The move is an important one for Kickstarter, which is one of the more popular platforms but competes against sites like Indiegogo, which positions itself as “international” by nature. Kickstarter,…

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