To be clear, the Oculus Rift won’t be the last crowd-funded success story to be bought out with a billion-dollar offer from a major player in the tech world. The Apples, Googles, and Facebooks of the world will not be shy about expressing their interest in community-funded projects in the future. The question is how, say, a Kickstarter startup can maintain a delicate balance between taking advantage of an opportunity to grow quickly while staying loyal to the original community behind it. It also raises an interesting question of whether or not Kickstarter’s backers should have financial stake in the future success of a company they sponsor. Are they entitled to anything beyond a tangible product, if that?Oculus Rift, Kickstarter, And The Delicate Line Between Growing Fast And Selling Out
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