SF Global Movie Fest raises R5 mn on Crowdera
THE Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) in California has partnered with upcoming Silicon Valley based crowdfunding platform Crowdera to raise capital for their humungous initiative, The San Francisco Global Movie Fest. They have already raised around lakh and are planning to raise over crore on Crowdera. Crowdera intends to build a giving economy making crowd-funding that will be free for everyone, monetising the social capital to empower individuals and organisations driving social impact, social innovation and international cinema.
Founder Chet Jain says that he wants his platform to be a catalyst for global change in the giving industry, fostering an environment where fundraisers collaborate with teams, engage with corporations and influence the world to do good.
He says, “Crowdera and I are happy to be associated with social visionary and philanthropist, Dr Japra who has built FOG platform where communities collaborate for a common good.”
Adds Dr Romesh Japra, Convenor, San Francisco Global Move Fest, “We are thrilled that people from all walks of life are realising the true potential of this vision and we are delighted to associate with Crowdera.”
Crowdera curates every entry and approves campaigns based on its alignment with social impact vision and social authenticity of campaign creators. The platform, initially focussed on helping fundraisers in the United States, is geared for worldwide operations. It plans to go live in India by August 15 of this year. Crowdera also wants to help independent filmmakers in India to raise money free and deliver impact driven films.
Chet Jain started Crowdera along with co-founders Rich Matsuura and Chai Atreya. San Francisco Global Movie Festival is one of the mostawaited global film festivals and is scheduled from August 7-14.