By Erika Icon
from YNOT – After his adult-oriented projects were rejected by mainstream crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, Jack Campbell set out to start a crowdfunding platform that wouldn’t turn up its nose at sex. The result, FleshStarter.com, is expected to debut Aug. 10.
At launch, according to Campbell, the site will contain more than 30 projects seeking funds. The first 30 were submitted within 48 hours of a previous pre-launch notice.
“Our whole team is just as excited and enthusiastic as possible at the amazing initial response we are getting from across the adult, LGBT and other marginalized communities not presently served by mainstream crowdfunding sites,” said Campbell, chief executive officer of pleasure product company Ntimate Inc. “At this rate, it is clear to us that there is an enormous pool of creative talent in this sector in dire need of early funding to get their projects going. And we are happy to be able to provide a modern, robust platform that gives them access to the crowdfunding method.”
More than a year in development, FleshStarter accepts a broad range of projects —from DVDs to websites to anime and animation to naughty lingerie and adult novelties. Each project is allowed to present a pitch video, a main project image and short descriptions that are PG-rated for public viewing. To access the site’s interior and view more detailed project pages — some of which may display explicit materials — visitors must register and verify their ages.
Campbell said FleshStarter works much like mainstream market leader Kickstarter: Projects post a funding goal and offer rewards to those who pledge specific amounts. Funds are collected and disbursed only if the project’s funding goal is met or exceeded within a specified time period. The all-or-nothing method encourages participants to push their projects via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and other self-promotional and marketing strategies. The site takes a percentage of the project funds raised.
For more information or to submit a project, visit FleshStarter.com