If one wins everybody wins
Ideas that can be crowdfunded are only limited by our imagination. It is our enthusiasm and commitment in promoting the campaign among people that might be interested in supporting us that turn these projects into reality.
Several sectors are very successful at crowdfunding: music recording, book publishing, social good, animal protection, independent breweries... You name it.
Crowdfunding was brought to Portugal in the summer of 2011. Since then, hundreds of success cases have raised millions of euros. Some of them are highlighted here but you can check them all out. You'll notice very cool videos in some, attractive perks in others, proof of a good promotion in even others but most of all lots of passion and dedication in all of them.
Records, concerts, documentaries
Portuguese band Blasted Mechanism raised funds to record their 8th album and create their new set of suits.
Raised: 8172 euros
Brigada Victor Jara
Portuguese musicians Brigada Victor Jara have produced 10 records in their lifetime. This campaign helped them launch a special set that includes all of them to celebrate 40 years of existence.
Raised: 23 643 euros
Big Band Junior
Funds raised were used to record a CD from Jazz band Big Band Junior. The surplus was donated to the Portuguese organization Charcot Marie Tooth.
Raised: 5742 euros
After a storm damaged the station's equipment, Super FM was able to broadcast again thanks to the generosity of its loyal listeners.
Raised: 6575 euros
Poetry, literature, gastronomy
Bruno Aleixo is a very peculiar comedian in Portugal and was able to publish his recipes book, based on a famous TV episode.
Raised: 7475 euros
Dog Mendonça and Pizza Boy
"The adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy" is a comic trilogy, written by Filipe Melo and later adapted to a video game.
Raised: 6645 euros
Livros de Ontem
Livros de Ontem publisher, in partnership with PPL, has created a new way to publish in Portugal using crowdfunding.
Raised: +40 000 euros
Photographic series "Floresta Negra" was born in 2012 when John Gallo captured pictures of burnt forest, focusing on the heritage that will be left to future generations.
Raised: 980 euros
Social good, environment, animal protection
This restaurant's staff are almost exclusively refugees that use their cooking skills to connect them and their customers to their home town.
Raised: 23 025 euros
These lockers are located around the city and are assigned to homeless people to help them keep their belongings safe. This is the first step towards a more stable life.
Raised: 5 370 euros
The funds raised were used to purchase a wild area that will be preserved and protected by Montis organization.
Raised: 16 750 euros
The Cavalo Azul organization, that helps families with any sort of disability, raised 24 thousand euros to purchase a new mini-van.
Raised: 24 637 euros