Investment Spotlight, Fanfare, LA30

Andre LeBlanc
December 20, 2023

Fanfare is a platform for creators to get discovered, validate a product idea, open pre-orders, and fund their product releases.

They specialize in tabletop gaming products. This market is growing. The largest board game conferences like Essen bring 100K+ attendees, and 40% of Tabletop gamers buy 5-10 new games yearly.

How Fanfare works:

  • Creators make a project page on Fanfare and get feedback on their idea. They can reward fans with pre-order discounts, receive tips, and sell memberships.
  • Creators set a crowdfunding target and launch a campaign. Once they reach the funding goal, they receive an automatic payout.
  • Creators then launch the product and distribute it to their pre-order takers.
  • The creator can launch subsequent campaigns for new products to their existing audience.

The founder, George, helped creators raise millions in funding in a previous role at Kickstarter. He realized that creators wanted more options to fund multiple projects and receive funding earlier. So, he started a crowdfunding agency, YG. After launching over 140 campaigns with creators, George spun out Fanfare as a standalone platform.

George attended the fourth cohort of our Founder University 12-week program. He launched his MVP during the program and landed his first paying users. George was selected to pitch to Jason on This Week In Startups and was selected for a $25K investment on air!

George continued to update us on his progress, and we accepted him into our 30th Accelerator cohort.

Congratulations to the team on launching their public beta!

If you are a creator looking to fund your next project, visit to learn more.

And if you’re a builder-founder interested in working with us on fundraising and growth, please consider applying to the LAUNCH Accelerator!

We review applications on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply at

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