Is Crowdfunding Making Science Sexy?
Date: June 04, 2014
In a time when research funding opportunities seem to be few and far between, researchers are seeking alternative ways to bring their science to life, such as Experiment, a company that uses a crowdfunding business model and platform. Co-founder Denny Luan explains in a recent interview that “it just didn’t make sense that legitimate researchers with hugely innovative ideas struggled so much to get those ideas off the ground. At the same time, we were frustrated that there were no ways for members of the general public to directly connect with real scientific research. … Everyone on our team is a scientist or comes from that world, so we know what it’s like. Our sole focus is to help scientists share the moment of discovery by building a platform we would want to use.” Read the interview and learn more about how Experiment began here.