GeekWire founder (and the Pollination Project’s first Pay it Forward Loan recipient), Nathaniel James, was recently quoted in GeekWire.

Fourth of July fireworks, brought to us by Kickstarter?

“Crowdfunding is teaching everyday people what a campaign is, how much goes into it and how easy it is to fail,” said Nathaniel James, Seattle founder of, a publication and consultancy for social giving, which includes crowd funding. “The media get really obsessed with the big famous wins — Pebble, Veronica Mars. They just gloss over the massive fail rate.

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