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Papafund

Crowdfunding where backers support through votes, not money

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Rafi Imran Amjad
@rafiimran · Founder, Papafund
Hello folks! Glad to see Papafund on PH. So here's the story behind it. In Feb 2015, I was a student who was selected to attend a conference at Harvard. I didn't want to spend my limited money on aircraft fuel and my Dad (nick: Papa) wasn't ready to give me a grand. I didn't want to crowdfund and ask for money from people. All I had were a lot of friends w… See more

Discussion

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Ria Blagburn
@riaface · Founder, GrowBeyond
Papafund is a platform that allows people to submit their pitch for why they should win a $1000 prize, then other users vote for the winner. I think good use cases for this would be someone who wants to wants to travel to another country to surprise a loved one, but can't afford it - those individuals wouldn't really be able to use traditional crowdfunding s… See more
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Rafi Imran Amjad
@rafiimran · Founder, Papafund
Hello folks! Glad to see Papafund on PH. So here's the story behind it. In Feb 2015, I was a student who was selected to attend a conference at Harvard. I didn't want to spend my limited money on aircraft fuel and my Dad (nick: Papa) wasn't ready to give me a grand. I didn't want to crowdfund and ask for money from people. All I had were a lot of friends w… See more
Ben Tossell
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
So you get 150 pitches submitted for $10 = $1,500 and then you give out $1,000. Is there any other value the platform provides other than just being a voting board?
David Carpe
@passingnotes · Thinker & Layabout
charging for submissions from people who are already in need feels a bit like a regressive social tax. not a fan of pay to play contest formats, but good luck