The Campaign to Crowdfund Greece's Bailout Has Crashed Indiegogo

By Matt Novak on at

Earlier we told you about a silly crowdfunding campaign to bail out Greece. Apparently there’s been so much interest that Indiegogo’s servers have been overloaded. The campaign is currently down. No joke.

Now, it’s probably safe to assume that the reason people were visiting the site had more to do with curiosity than a strong desire to contribute. That said, the campaign had raised a shocking €407,715/£289,143 before it overwhelmed the site’s servers.

Could crowdfunding save Greece? No, I can emphatically say that it will not. Can a crowdfunding page help bolster the visibility of crowdfunding sites looking to capitalize on stunts like crowdfunding a bailout for Greece? Yes, yes it can.