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Kickstarter Coming to the U.K. This Fall

by Killian Bell | July 10, 2012July 10, 2012 5:00 am PST

As a Brit, I’ve been able to support all those really great Kickstarter projects that we’ve seen since the crowd funding service made its debut back in 2008, but I haven’t been able to start great projects of my own (not that I have any, but that’s besides the point). But that is set to change this fall when Kickstarter makes the leap across the Atlantic and launches in the U.K.

On its official Twitter account, Kickstarter announced that “people in the U.K. will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter starting this autumn!”

This will be the first time that entrepreneurs seeking crowd funding have been able to use the Kickstarter service outside of the United States. Until now, at least one member involved in each project had to be a U.S. citizen with a U.S. address, social security number, and passport to get their project listed.

Since its debut four years ago, Kickstarter has helped fund some really incredible products, like the roll-away keyboard for iPad, and of course the Pebble smartwatch, which recently broke all Kickstarter records by attracting a staggering $3 million in funding.

[via Pocket-lint]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...