Kickstarter got back to us and, while supportive, said our project does not meet their platform’s focus. The site is stated to be built much more for creative projects and I can see why this idea isn’t really their cup of tea.
Crowdfunding has come a long way since kickstarter kicked it off. We looked at some figures and ultimately agreed it doesn’t make much sense for us to work with them, or give them 7% of the amount raised. For kickstarter projects the vast majority of traffic does not come from the site itself, international engagement is an afterthought, and it seems like a rather trivial barrier to the success of this project.
Thankfully, we were contacted by another Y Combinator team who is running a new crowdfunding platform that seems to be a much better fit for us. They will not be taking the cut that Kickstarter would have. It’s still in beta so we’re testing now but it should be up in just a few days.
More importantly, the current formulation is tastier and more filling than ever, the women testers are much happier, and talks with manufacturers are underway.