Four furry projects at adult crowdfunding website Offbeatr
From Offbeatr's FAQ:
Offbeatr is a site that enables people to raise money for adult creative projects. [...] something tangible like a movie, book, game, or physical product.
Forbes magazine has a nice introductory article, and furries are already using the site.
The main steps to getting a work funded on Offbeatr are:
- Pitching to Offbeatr worker(s). If a pitch is approved by Offbeatr then...
- There is a "project idea" phase where registered users vote and give feedback to help project creators hone their project. If a project receives the minimum number of votes, the project can progress to the pledging-of-money phase.
- The project creators choose a deadline and a goal (the minimum amount of money to raise). Project supporters then pledge money.
Offbeatr's fees (20-30%) are significantly higher than its non-adult competitors, which it puts down in part to higher payment processor fees. Offbeatr also charges a listing deposit, which is lost if a project misses its $300–$30,000 goal. Funds are delivered via Dwolla or wire transfer.
Currently there seems to be four furry projects at Offbeatr. Two are in the Pledge phase:
- Inside the Candy Box (Furry Adult Comic Book) by Skidd is 57% funded, with $1,995 pledged of a $3,500 goal to be raised by September 16.
- Tendencies - An Art compilation by En Den is 6% funded, with $110 pledged of a $2000 goal to be raised by September 17.
Furoticon has a project in the voting/project-idea phase – Fantasy Sex Game: Furoticon Online – with 52% (523) of the 1010 votes needed. Onta's Unigan Caravan Print Drive is closer to success, with 194 of the 210 votes required for its smaller ($5000 vs. $25,000) goal.
Update (5 Sep): Unigan Caravan has been approved, and already has $3,920 in pledges with 28 more days to go.
Update (21 Sep): Inside the Candy Box reached goal of $2,275 on September 14 and ended September 19 with $2,390 in pledges.
Tendencies was unsuccesful and ended September 17.
Furoticon still in voting stage with 77% (786) of the 1010 votes needed.
Unigan Caravan reached goal of $5,000 on September 8, now has $6,825 in pledges with 12 more days to go.
While Offbeatr is less restrictive than the better-known funding websites, it still forbids several topics, including rape and other nonconsensual activities, incest, bestiality, underage characters, snuff and scat, as well as contests/lotteries, drugs (including alcohol), guns or financial projects. The site is currently accepting pitches from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France, Austrailia, and New Zealand.