Etsy is launching a pilot for its own crowdfunding service:
Bring new products to life with Fund on Etsy, a crowdfunding platform that lets you directly support independent designers and their growing creative businesses. Fund a campaign and you’ll join a new product’s journey from initial concept to your front door.
Fund on Etsy is launching as a US-only pilot program that will last from June 16 to August 16. We have selected a limited group of sellers to launch campaigns throughout this period and will be gathering feedback to determine our next steps.