Kickstarter Honored With Technology Pioneer Nod By World Economic Forum

Kickstarter-logoThe crowdsourced social funding platform Kickstarter got new bragging rights, along with a few other hot nascent technology companies. The list included Dropbox, Palantir, CloudFlare, DoubleVerify, and Lending Club. What makes such mentions by the World Economic Forum so prestigious is that their Technology Pioneer lists includes major game changers such as Google and Mozilla.

This year’s list, the Technology Pioneer class of 2012, includes a total of 25 different companies who are going to gather in China come September for a conference in Shanghai.

Among this newly-minted elite, it’s been Kickstarter who’ve been getting much love here at NY Tech Blog. For good reason too: Kickstarter has proven itself a viable space for any type of project, social cause, or creative initiative.

As recent as July, Kickstarter had just peaked, according to that earlier post:

10,000 crowd funded projects as of Tuesday [the date here was July 23]. Quite a feat, considering it launched a mere two years ago, so the Kickstarter crowd should definitely be in a celebrating mood. Hugs and fist pumps abound, no doubt.

Of course, this doesn’t mean other NY-based companies also blessed by the WEF don’t deserve praise. DoubleVerify is another homegrown team making waves on their own terms.

Via: Betabeat