Jul 12, 2013, 12:00 PM | Updated: 12:00 pm

Crowd-funding is the new age method for launching a startup company. Post your idea, ask for backers and if enough of them think you’re onto something, you get funding.

Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are a great way to learn about potential new products and ideas, but if they don’t get funded, the idea becomes vaporware!

In 2012, Kickstarter had nearly $320 million dollars pledged and successfully funded over 18 thousand projects.

If you love learning about new products but don’t want to bother waiting to see if they will get funded, checkout OutGrow.me.

Outgrow.me only posts the latest products that have been funded and are either available for purchase or pre-order so you don’t waste your time on startups that didn’t make the cut.

Their visual library of successfully crowd-funded ideas is a great way to see the latest in cutting edge technology and products that will make you say “why didn’t I think of that”!

It’s a really great place to find unique items for those times when you want to give a gift to that hard to shop for friend and family member.

If you love the crowd-funding movement, but don’t want to waste time on ideas that the crowd didn’t like, visit OutGrow.me

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