Invention from Kickstarter Attracts $2B from Facebook

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From Wired.com

Kickstarter Rockets Into the Mainstream

After Facebook’s $2B Oculus Buy

When Facebook acquired Oculus earlier this week, the virtual reality outfit walked away with $2 billion in cash, stock, and potential bonuses. But Facebook also bestowed a huge gift on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform that enabled Oculus in the first place. The $2-billion acquisition lent big-money credibility to Kickstarter and the many projects it helps incubate.

The Facebook deal will put the afterburners on Kickstarter, investors and entrepreneurs say, igniting a financial engine that formerly powered only the most adventurous technologists. It’s the clearest sign yet that Kickstarter has moved beyond hobbyists and is now being deeply integrated into the pipeline that funds Silicon Valley’s most prestigious startups.

http://www.wired.com/business/2014/03/oculus-a-boon-to-kickstarter/

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