[open-science] Science Crowd Funding

Cindy Wu cindy at microryza.com
Wed Apr 10 19:00:15 UTC 2013

Hey Tom, i just want to clarify that microryza is not crowdfunded. Wefunder's just shows the amounts we've raised offline. We used traditional methods to fund microryza a combination of investment and grants.

Although, crowdfunding is an interesting option for Startups and I am a fan of Wefunder.


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On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Tom Morris <tfmorris at gmail.com> wrote:

> It'll be interesting to see how many of these crowdfunding sites the market
> can support and whether we really need a different one for each little
> niche.  Both Microryza  <https://wefunder.com/microryza> ($162,000) and The
> Open Science Space
> <http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-open-science-space--2?website_name=opensciencespace>
> ($40)
> are themselves crowdfunded, so why not just use a generic platform like
> Kickstarter or IndieAGoGo for science/research too?  I smell consolidation
> in the wind.
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Cindy Wu <cindy at microryza.com> wrote:
>> I'm one of the founders of microryza
> "Magic School Bus + Bill Nye the Science Guy + NOVA special + National
> Geographic = Microryza"
> Darn!  I was hoping that was going to turn out to be a cool acronym instead
> of just a string of words.
> Tom
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