Crowdsourced Funding for Security Startups

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 09, 2012

"I have a great idea, but no money to do anything with it!" This circumstance has to be one of the most frustrating sentiments shared by tinkerers, tweakers, and freestyle designers today. The security industry seems dominated by huge conglomerates who have rigidly planned product development roadmaps, or by small, cash strapped manufacturers unable to fund side projects. Suppose you have a "million dollar idea", but no "million dollar R&D budget". What comes next? In this note, we examine Kickstarter, a website sponsoring small scale venture capital investment.

Overview

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