We are thrilled to announce that today Crowd Ox will be joining the BackerKit company. We are excited to combine resources as one company to give creators and backers the best possible pledge management experience, and the most powerful crowdfunding tools in the space. This will allow Crowd Ox to provide even better service and features to our customers, and we expect even more awesomeness in the future!

What does this mean for creators and backers?

In the short term, there will be no disruption to any project currently live on either platform for creators or their backers. If you have already committed to using Crowd Ox, nothing changes. Over the next year, we will continue to help creators with their onboarding, launching, and fulfillment within Crowd Ox. We will make sure every single project that launches gets to fulfill on Crowd Ox. If you were a creator planning on using Crowd Ox or BackerKit in the coming months, not to worry! We will continue to support you. Our excellent Crowd Ox staff will also be joining the BackerKit team to ensure no interruption in communication or service.

As we look toward the future, it is our number one priority to make sure we merge all the best parts of each platform to give every creator the best single experience possible. We’ll be gathering feedback on what our customers love most about Crowd Ox and how we can incorporate that into a unified platform. With the top two teams in pledge management putting their heads together, we’ll be able to combine all of our collective experience and make something incredible. We are also excited to be able to offer BackerKit’s market-leading Launch and Marketing services to Crowd Ox customers.

What does this mean for us at Crowd Ox?

Joining forces with a company that has been thinking about pledge management as much as we have allows us to focus on making the best pledge management tool out there for creators and backers. We will also continue to expand our tools beyond pledge management, and now have the best minds joined together to help us develop them.

Our story continues…

We set out six years ago to make life for creators easier. We love developing products and wanted to build something creators would love too. The inspiration for Crowd Ox came from our own experience with helping on a crowdfunding campaign in 2012. We witnessed first hand all the challenges a creator faces when managing a campaign, their backers, and jumpstarting their own business. When we first started Crowd Ox, we had no idea that this concept of a “pledge manager” would go from a little idea we thought would help a handful of creators to a vital market segment for the crowdfunded economy. We are super proud that something many thought was a nice-to-have has become an essential part of how creators bring awesome projects to their fans.

In getting to know the BackerKit team more, we realized how closely we were aligned on so many things. Our combined forces will allow us to create better software, experiences, and opportunities for creators. We realized that we both have been applying countless hours building similar tools and solving the same problems for creators. We knew if we worked together, we could more than double our efforts in building more amazing tools. Together, BackerKit + Crowd Ox represent the hands-down, definitive, best-in-class pledge manager experience for creators. Joining forces with a company as passionate about creators as we are will take us into the next chapter in our storybook. Stay tuned to see where our growth and innovation take us from here.

Thank you!

We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for putting your trust in us over the last six years and bringing us to where we are today. We come to work every day for you. Everyone on our team is driven to make campaign management better and easier for you. We remain committed to this mission as we begin this exciting new stage of our journey. To celebrate, we will be rolling out some announcements in the near future about our offerings, so please stay tuned.

Sincerest gratitude,
Aaron Hansen & Nathan Palmer
Crowd Ox Co-founders

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at hello@crowdox.com. Chandler will be able to help you with any upcoming projects or sales questions. John and the customer success team will be able help you with any existing Crowd Ox campaign questions.