The internet platform has provided a source of investment for over 20,000 projects since it started up in 2009, but until now has only been available to businesses registered in the United States.
The most successful project on the site to date is the Pebble smartwatch, which had over 68,000 backers and raised over $10 million, but other new designs launched via the platform include a bookmark that finds your page for you and the Luna Tik kit that converts an iPod Nano into a touch-screen watch.
Readers can get 40% off LunaTik watch kits at Dezeen Watch Store online, over the phone or at our pop-up design shop Dezeen Super Store at 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2. Go to the Dezeen Watch Store summer sale »
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