When You Wish Starts Operations In Brazil

                  When You Wish Starts Operations In Brazil

American website for funding creative, business, and social projects launches
in Brazil.

PR Newswire

VENICE BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012

VENICE BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --When You Wish is a leading
Internet "crowdfunding" startup that combines payment processing and
publishing tools so everyone can easily raise money online for their ideas or
causes. "There are 200 million people in Brazil including a fast growing
middle class. I've spent a good deal of my life in Brazil, and I can tell you
the dream of starting up a business or funding a creative pursuit is just as
potent there as it is here in the U.S.", says Dave Harvilicz, co-founder and
CEO of When You Wish. That notion has been validated by the recent flood of
Brazilian media attention garnered by the site in such high-profile
publications as G1, Exame.com, Isto é Dinheiro and Jornal O Globo.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120814/LA56972LOGO)

Crowdfunding is revolutionizing fundraising in America by successfully funding
everything from Sundance film festival movies to the production of must-have
smartphone accessories. When You Wish has championed a concept it has coined
"Indie Capitalism." Both When You Wish and the people who use the site to
raise money are betting on duplicating that success in Brazil. For example,
Diego Porqueras raised over $160,000 in his American crowdfunding campaign for
his open-source desktop 3D printer called Bukobot. While there are several
desktop 3D printers available in the U.S., when it launches on When You Wish
Brasil, Bukobot will be the first desktop 3D printer to be available to

According to Gartner, the crowdfunding industry is expected to raise over $6.2
billion in 2013. When You Wish hopes to become the leading solution for
crowdfunding in Brazil, by offering unique features not found on any other
crowdfunding website. They've hired Rafael Chaves as Brazil country manager.
"It's an amazing platform. Not only can you donate cash to a project you can
also contribute goods or services. It's a game changer for artists,
entrepreneurs, social activists, or anyone else that does fundraising," adds

About When You Wish

Based in Venice Beach, California, and founded in February 2011,
http://www.whenyouwish.com is one of the oldest and fastest-growing
crowdfunding websites online today. The company is exploring future expansion
to other countries including Spanish-speaking Latin America, Russia, India,
and China. Its board of advisors is comprised of leaders in their respective
fields and includes: John Mackey (Whole Foods), Zelda Marzec (Los
Angeles-based investment advisor), Charlie Annenberg (Annenberg Foundation),
Drew Nicholson (Intel Corporation), and Carl Esposti (CrowdSourcing.org).

Joy Jalapit

SOURCE When You Wish

Website: http://www.whenyouwish.com
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