Indiegogo Life: Crowdfunding Life’s Challenges

June 30, 2015
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The Indiegogo Life model harkens back to an older era when we always helped each other out in our villages

We had a chance to catch up with Indiegogo‘s Bre DiGiammarino at the Health Tech Forum Innovation Conference in Burlingame, CA on May 27, 2015. The theme of the conference was the Common Good with speakers exploring the role of technology in the provision of healthcare services for vulnerable populations.

Bre is now co-lead of Indiegogo Life, a new division of Indiegogo, the highly successful global crowdfunding site with headquarters in San Francisco. Bre says that Indiegogo Life was formed to focus on “personal cause” crowdfunds because the growth of those types of campaigns was in the triple digits.

Indiegogo Life is a new division of the wildly popular crowdfunding site, Indiegogo. Campaigns on Indiegogo Life focus on raising money for personal causes.

Personal causes range from celebrations (weddings, anniversaries), memorials (funerals), community needs (building a water system in Rwanda) as well as healthcare. Health care campaigns are varied and includes paying deductibles; uncovered costs of care related to care (such as travel, childcare); buying up (paying for an athletic prosthetic leg instead of a regular prosthesis); and costs related to being out of work while getting care (rent, food).

In addition, Indiegogo Life is being used to raise funds for disaster relief, such as the recent Nepal earthquake. Unlike campaigns on regular Indiegogo, crowdfunds on Indiegogo Life are free of platform charges; you only have to pay the fees related to the use of credit cards or services like PayPal.

Watch the video as Co-Lead of Indiegogo Life, Bre DiGiammarino explains what they are up to. You can also read more about the interview here.

This video is under BY-ND creative commons.

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