We are funded! (IGG update #2)
(The following was posted to IndieGoGo as a campaign update.)
Dear Mailpile Supporters,
Thanks to your fantastic support, we are happy to announce that the project has reached its funding goals. We have raised almost $110,000 already, from over 2000 different individuals and companies!
We are profoundly grateful to you all, and can't wait until next month when we can really get to work making Mailpile the best e-mail experience we can.
Exceeding our goals with a full three weeks left of the campaign has of course raised the question: what do we do if we raise significantly more cash than planned? We have dedicated a brief blog post to discussing this topic: http://www.mailpile.is/blog/2013-08-20_Turning_Money_Into_Code.html We also want to take this opportunity to publicly thank and introduce our bigger backers to the rest of the community. It's a fantastic selection of companies and organizations: GreenQloud, Commons Machinery, FreedomBox, 1984 Hosting, WiTopia and FS Data. For more information about each one, read on!
GreenQloud and Bala Kamallakharan broke the ice when it comes to larger donations, donating $2,048 for the first PostMaster General perk. GreenQloud is an Icelandic Cloud computing software company, specializing in environmentally friendly drop-in replacements for EC2, S3 and DropBox.
Our first Icelandophile was Commons Machinery of Sweden. Their mission is experimenting with and developing new technology to make attribution of digital works easier and ideally automatic.
Eben Moglen of FreedomBox was our 2nd Icelandophile. Eben has been working tirelessly on protecting software freedom and digital consumer rights since the early 1990s, with FreedomBox being one of his latest and most exciting projects: an inexpensive home server designed to protect your privacy.
1984 Hosting bought the second Postmaster General perk. They are an Icelandic provider of affordable web hosting and virtual private servers, and are known and loved in Iceland for their free DNS hosting.
Our third Postmaster General is WiTopia, a personal virtual private network provider based out of the U.S.A.
Last but not least, our third Icelandophile (counted as two Postmaster Generals, because the Icelandophile was briefly sold out) is FS Data, also of Sweden. They are one of Sweden's oldest, largest and most popular providers of web hosting and e-mail related services.
We also have some other large backers who chose to remain anonymous: you know you are, and we thank you too!