Crowdfunding for the arts in India

Observing that a lack of money and social validation was stopping people she knew from pursuing their inventive ideas, INK Fellow Anshulika Dubey channelled her frustration into a business venture. She co-founded Wishberry, India’s leading crowdfunding platform, which supports films, apps, and other creations that might not get off the ground otherwise. In this insightful presentation, Anshulika reveals her discovery that generous givers abound in India: the problem is the courage to ask.

Recorded at INK2015, Mumbai

About the Speaker

Anshulika Dubey
Executive Director, Writers INK

Anshulika brings with her over a decade of experience in the Media and Entertainment industry. She launched her entrepreneurial venture called Wishberry in 2012, which was India's first crowdfunding platform for creative artists. In 2018, she also forayed into film production, and her Tamil film Mandela was also shortlisted among the 14 films being considered for India's entry to the Oscars in 2021. She is currently working on Writers INK, a nationwide skill-building initiative in the area of written storytelling.

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