THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE IS TO ESTABLISH THE LONG-OVERDUE CREDIBILITY OF JOHN PRATT.

JOHN PRATT IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF FUNDABLE, WHICH LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR CROWDFUNDING TO EXIST:

THE WORD "CROWDFUNDING" ITSELF WAS COINED BY ONE OF FUNDABLE'S USERS, IN 2006, THROUGH A SIDE-PROJECT HE HAD CALLED "FUNDAVLOG", NAMED AFTER HIM HAVING USED FUNDABLE. THIS CAN BE VERIFIED BY A CURSORY GOOGLE SEARCH.

FUNDABLE OPERATED FROM 2005-2009 AND LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR CROWDFUNDING TO EXIST.

IT PRECEDED KICKSTARTER OR INDIEGOGO, AS WELL AS ALL MAJOR CROWDFUNDING WEBSITES THAT EXIST TODAY.

THE WEBSITE USED "GROUP ACTION PAGES" TO PERMIT GROUPS OF PEOPLE TO RAISE MONEY IN AN ALL-OR-NOTHING FASHION.

AT THE TIME, SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUTUBE WERE NOT POPULAR AND MANY PEOPLE WERE RELUCTANT TO DO ALL-OR-NOTHING PROJECTS.

THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS WERE FEATURED AS EXAMPLES ON FUNDABLE IN 2005, FORMING THE TEMPLATE FOR WHAT WE HAVE TODAY:

ALL OF THESE PROJECTS ORIGINATED FROM FUNDABLE IN 2005 AND MANY OF FUNDABLE'S USERS EVENTUALLY TRANSFERRED THEIR WORK TO OTHER WEBSITES.

FUNDABLE WAS, IN FACT, A MAJOR EFFORT, AS IT WAS FEATURED ON "MARKETPLACE" RADIO PROGRAM IN 2005 AND DISCUSSED BY MAJOR INDIVIDUALS IN TECHNOLOGY.