By Peter Knegt | Indiewire March 16, 2010 at 7:12AM
Indie GoGo, a fundraising platform, has announced its acquisition of Distribber, a digital distribution service. The acquisition essentially enables IndieGoGo to offer clients a full range of tools for project execution - from funding to distribution.
"Since 2008, IndieGoGo has powered fundraising campaigns for over 3,000 customers in 94 countries," said Slava Rubin, Chief of Strategy and Marketing of IndieGoGo, in statement. "Now our creative clients will have an opportunity to distribute their completed works. By adding distribution to the suite of tools that IndieGoGo offers, clients can stay with one company and receive consistency in execution and service."
IndieGoGo was co-founded in 2008 by Rubin, Danae Ringelmann, and Eric Schell. In 2009, IndieGoGo became the largest online film funding platform. Recently, IndieGoGo extended its fundraising tools to any project raising up to $100,000 - including writing, music, social cause, technology, events, venture, and political ideas.
Distribber was founded in 2009 by Adam Chapnick as a digital distribution service. The company currently empowers independent filmmakers with distribution opportunities, without loss of rights or back-end revenue. Distribber enables access to iTunes, and today also announced new distribution partnerships with Netflix and Amazon.
"IndieGoGo is known for stellar technology, outstanding service, and wide reach," says Chapnick, founder of Distribber, in a statement. "I'm incredibly excited to provide Distribber's clients access to IndieGoGo's tools, and to give the IndieGoGo membership another way to monetize their projects."