Manufacturer Gets Exclusive Access To New Crowdfunding Campaigns

Arrow Electronics has been given exclusive access to new tech crowdfunding campaigns at Indiegogo to see if the products can be adopted for Arrow’s portfolio.

If so, Arrow is not only providing access to Arrow’s prototyping tools, design process reviews, discounts on hardware and useful advice, but has promised to donate up to a total of $1,000,000 to between 20 and 50 campaigns. Arrow had a prior relationship with Indiegogo with a smaller donation promise.

This is an example of how an established company gets to “scout” advancements that they can take advantage of, something also being done in Silicon Valley by some of the more sophisticated VCs.


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I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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