I support a number of innovation projects over at Kickstarter, some are UK based but many are USA ones, I know from personal experience how tough it is to get an idea turned into a business, and then up and running making sales and employing people, you need luck, lots of hard work and good people to help.
Also for the first time I am fund raising for one of my own business interests, its a professional publishing site called Brasskangaroo. We hope to raise £35,000 via kickstarter to develop original content and actively build high quality backlinks, this is my first funding campaign so I have no idea how successful or otherwise it is likely to be. Any way Brasskangaroo on Kickstarter can be found here.
I will report back in a couple of months time and let you all know how it went!