Taxi Fabric & Loveability Dating App: A look at some popular Indian crowdfunding campaigns this summer

Crowdfunding has been enabling millions to pursue their dreams, either through their own project ideas or by supporting other projects with their time and resources. At any given point there are several thousands of projects live on a host of crowdfunding platforms around the world, with project-owners telling their story or seeking your support.

There have been many Indian projects from the technology, social and creative spaces tha have leveraged the medium of crowdfunding to realizing their goals – including in market validation and engaging with investors, customers and talents. Despite a few success stories from this region, many in India are yet to leverage the massive potential of crowdfunding.

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Here are some compelling Indian crowdfunding projects that have generated a lot of interest in the community this July.

Taxi Fabric: Find your new design canvas

This creative project seeks to provide designers an opportunity to show off their design skills using taxi seats in Mumbai as their canvas. The campaign has received around 100 backers already, and upon reaching their goal they intend to create exquisite taxi seat covers and fit one taxi each week with these designer covers.

More on this Kickstarter project

Loveability: Not just another dating app

This one-of-a-kind matchmaking app focuses on those with disabilities. At this moment around 80 million people with disabilities live in India alone and of which only a small percentage manage to find partners and get married. The team behind Loveability plans to scale fast and with support can further the app development and user-experience.

More on this Wishberry project