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This article was published on December 15, 2014


    Indiegogo launches Life, a fee-free crowdfunding site for personal causes

    Indiegogo launches Life, a fee-free crowdfunding site for personal causes
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    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    Crowdfunding giant Indiegogo has just launched a new service, Indiegogo Life, dedicated to campaigns raising money for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations and other life events.

    While successfully funded campaigns on Indiegogo are charged a fee of 4 percent if they use PayPal or 9 percent if they don’t, Indiegogo Life won’t charge any platform fees.

    The categories available on Indiegogo life are: medical needs, emergencies, celebrations, memorials, pets & animals, faith, sports, volunteer efforts and education. Indiegogo says the new service also features a new campaign setup process that’s faster than before and access to community building tools.

    High profile personal cause campaigns on Indiegogo include one raising funds for cancer patient Ashya King, whose story hit the headlines across the world earlier this year, and a successful effort to send Karen Klein, a bus monitor who suffered sustained bullying, on vacation.

    You can start a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo Life now. The site launched its first Android app earlier this month and began testing insurance for failed campaigns.

    Indiegogo Life [Indiegogo]