My team and I were considering using Kickstarter to keep my IT startup running until the service is launched and turning a profit through ads (I've been funding it out of pocket / from savings) but since we're related to social media they wouldn't allow it even though we're not a social media network ourselves, I contacted them for clarification before posting anything. Igg makes no such exclusion though.
I already found and contributed to some really interesting things there but they seem a lot smaller than Kickstarter so I guess we'll have to work a lot harder to promote. Probably going to do it though.
Any other startup stories?