Crowd funding is a grass roots method of raising capital for a developed product or business idea through friends, family and social networks. It's a platform for raising small sums of capital across a large social network of investors, often with an incentive or product in return. Crowd funding methods are inverse to more traditional methods of raising capital with few investors funding larger sums in exchange for equity or part ownership. In our case, investing in Wild things, you're investing with a direct return on your investment by purchasing a sculpture from the shop.
As a crowd fund investor, you believe in the vision, the product, the maker or all 3. You're helping entrepreneurs and small business owners get their idea off the ground and running. Your purchase or investment will first and foremost help us as we place our first production order. Increased production quantities will help us leverage greater negotiating power. In addition, your purchase will help fund the development of new products! We're in the research phase of developing a range of new sculptural objects, using natural wood and other materials as a base and Wild things sculptural lighting fixtures. Your investment will help these ideas come to life!
You believe in the crowd funding movement and investing in Wild things. Great! We're preparing to place our first production run in late March 2016 (this month!), your purchase will ship from New York in early July 2016.