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IgnitionDeck Enterprise: White Label Crowdfunding for the Future

by Nathan

Update! IgnitionDeck Enterprise is released in beta and currently available at a 30% off discount.   The Backstory When we launched IgnitionDeck beta two years ago, we were the only WordPress crowdfunding plugin in the market. Crowdfunding was still in its infancy, but we had a very clear vision. We wanted to build a product that would enable entrepreneurs (like…

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IgnitionDeck Reaches Orbit with 1.0

by Nathan

In the beginning, IgnitionDeck was just a concept. We wanted a simple way to accept pre-orders on our WordPress websites without having to use Kickstarter’s lengthy application process. When we finally launched, IgnitionDeck was the first and only of its kind; a new way to crowdfund without paying crazy fees or asking permission to launch. Without a middleman trying to…

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Embracing the 100% Model

by Nathan

Many months ago, we wrote extensively about our philosophy as it relates to the 100% crowdfunding model, why we didn’t like it, and why we had yet to build that option into IgnitionDeck. But things change, and as we’ve talked with many of you, we came to realize how impactful a 100% crowdfunding model could be when used appropriately. While…

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The Evolution of a Logo

by Shawn

When we had the idea for what is now IgnitionDeck, we didn’t even have a name for it yet. It was simply being called ‘WordPress Pre-Order Widget’ amongst Nathan and I. Later it graduated to ‘WordPress Crowdfunding Widget’. Once we’d begun to flesh out the idea, and realized we were going to start creating it for real – we threw…

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Welcome IgnitionDeck Beta5!

by Nathan

Now that Beta 5 has had a full-run with some of our earliest adopters, we’re finally ready to announce its readiness for production use. It’s been a long time coming. Beta 4 served us well, but we learned a lot, and received a lot of great feedback for how to improve it. And while there may be just one digit…

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500 Users – A Pivotal Milestone

by Nathan

When we launched IgnitionDeck, just 11 months ago, we did so with very mild expectations. IgnitionDeck spawned out of necessity, and while we thought that others might have similar needs, we were hesitant to bank on that. But we had to try. So on October 8th, we sent out an email to the 264 people on our notification list and…

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Why We Don’t Support the Kickstarter 100% Model (Yet)

by Nathan

If you read about the origin of IgnitionDeck, then you’ll know that we originally built ID in order to serve our own needs. We had a desire to raise money in an environment that suited us, so we built something that allowed us to do so. In essence, we wanted to build an alternative to Kickstarter so that we could…

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The Origin of IgnitionDeck

by Nathan

In late 2009, I was working on BlueRize with my friend Oleg Mokhov when we began discussing the topic of printing T-Shirts and hats to represent our cause. The problem was that we didn’t have enough cash to test new designs, and while we were aware of Kickstarter, we weren’t sure we wanted to divert our resources on a huge…

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