Medstartr To Launch After Kickstarter Rejects (Some) Health Projects

Brian Dolan | MobiHealthNews | July 10, 2012

This week health and medical-focused crowdfunding platform Medstartr plans to officially launch on Wednesday. As the name suggests, the website is following in the footsteps of the leading crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, which has helped launched at least two health-related startups that we have covered in MobiHealthNews: smartwatch maker Pebble and smartphone-enabled, inexpensive microscope developer SkyLight.

Pebble actually became the poster child for crowdfunding when it raked in more than $10 million in funds from Kickstarter earlier this year. That made Pebble the most funded project Kickstarter had ever supported. With that kind of success are other crowdfunding sites really necessary? Is there really a need for health, fitness or medical-focused ones?

You bet.