According to Robertson, Lockitron applied to Kickstarter during a time when the crowdfunding site was fielding a rash of complaints and negative press about funded projects that failed to deliver promised products. The negative response ultimately forced Kickstarter to revise their guidelines so that backers were better protected. ”We applied to Kickstarter on a Wednesday, ‘Kickstarter Is Not a Store‘ landed on Thursday and by Friday we were rejected,” Robertson wrote in a post on TechCrunch today. — Inc.
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