Indiegogo Selected by Apple as Only Crowdfunding Platform Participating in Apple Pay Launch
SAN FRANCISCO, October 20, 2014 – Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, announces the immediate integration of the new single touch iPhone payment system Apple Pay. Indiegogo is the only online funding platform selected to join the launch of the transformative mobile payment technology.
Apple Pay provides Indiegogo’s global customer base with a one-touch way to fund ideas that matter to them, wherever they are and whenever they want. Indiegogo also recently introduced an iPhone app that allows funders to discover and support campaigns they care about while also providing advanced on-the-go management tools for campaign owners.
“Apple Pay is the latest product improvement we are introducing that will help Indiegogo achieve our core mission of democratizing access to funding by making it as simple as possible for people to fund the ideas they care about,” said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo.
In addition to enabling people to fund campaigns with the touch of a button on their iPhones, Apple Pay also provides an added layer of safety and security through Apple’s Touch ID system that encrypts and remotely stores credit card data.
Apple Pay is available in the US on iPhone 6 ® and iPhone 6 Plus devices recently introduced by Apple. Users securely store their credit card and debit card information, enabling them to make one-touch payments safely with multiple layers of security, including the breakthrough Touch ID fingerprint-verification feature and the Secure Element chip that protects users by encrypting private data.
Indiegogo is phasing in Apple Pay beginning today, with all campaigns integrating the payment option in the coming weeks. In addition to Apple Pay, all Indiegogo campaigns will continue to accept credit cards, debit cards and ACH payments drawn directly from funders’ bank accounts.
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project – creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com and follow us at http://www.twitter.com/indiegogo and www.facebook.com/indiegogo.
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