IndieGoGo Acquires Distribber: Filmmakers Win!

We just got this press release from IndieGoGo and it sounds like a great thing.  Users will now have access to the iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix distribution platform.  Exciting development indeed.

The acquisition enables a full range of project execution tools for IndieGoGo members.

Berkeley, California, March 15, 2009 – IndieGoGo (www.indiegogo.com), a fundraising platform, announced its acquisition of Distribber (www.distribber.com), a digital distribution service. This acquisition enables IndieGoGo to offer clients a full range of tools for project execution - from funding to distribution.

IndieGoGo was co-founded in 2008 by Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin, and Eric Schell. In 2009 IndieGoGo became the largest online film funding platform. In 2010 IndieGoGo extended its fundraising tools to any project raising up to $100,000 - including writing, music, social cause, technology, events, venture, and political ideas. Based on the concept of DIWO (Do It With Others), IndieGoGo offers all the tools needed to promote and fund projects via the masses. IndieGoGo encourages projects to offer VIP perks in exchange for contributions, allowing thousands of project owners to involve their fans in funding and creative efforts.

“Since 2008, IndieGoGo has powered fundraising campaigns for over 3,000 customers in 94 countries,” said Rubin, Chief of Strategy and Marketing of IndieGoGo. “Now our creative clients will have an opportunity to distribute their completed works. By adding distribution to the suite of tools that IndieGoGo offers, clients can stay with one company and receive consistency in execution and service.”

Distribber was founded in 2009 by Adam Chapnick as a digital distribution service. The innovative company currently empowers independent filmmakers with distribution opportunities, without loss of rights or back-end revenue. Distribber enables access to iTunes, and today announced new distribution partnerships with Netflix and Amazon.“IndieGoGo is known for stellar technology, outstanding service, and wide reach,” says Chapnick, founder of Distribber. “I'm incredibly excited to provide Distribber's clients access to IndieGoGo’s tools, and to give the IndieGoGo membership another way to monetize their projects.”

Distribber will continue to be based in the Los Angeles area.

If you have any questions about this acquisition, or how it may benefit your project on IndieGoGo please contact info@indiegogo.com.

About Distribber

Distribber enables media creators to distribute content on platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon. Distribber clients collect 100% of their revenue and have ongoing access to their sales and revenue statistics. Distribber is an IndieGoGo company. To learn more, visit http://www.distribber.com. The company is located in Los Angeles CA.

About IndieGoGo

IndieGoGo is a funding platform - a collaborative way to fund ideas. Anyone can join IndieGoGo, share a project idea, and raise the funds needed to execute. Since its launch in 2008, IndieGoGo's members, from over 90 countries, have successfully funded projects ranging from books to movies and events to charities. To learn more, visit http://www.indiegogo.com. The company is located in Berkeley CA and New York, NY.