In reality, taking the Kickstarter approach is safer for the backers than other crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo. If the Kickstarter doesn't raise 100% of the goal dollars, the Principal gets nothing. Others allow for distribution of any and all monies raised whether the program fails or not. Personally, I'm far more concerned about the cloud storage aspect. Your, "excess stuff" is stored on Nextbit's OWN servers! How secure are these? What happens to my stuff if Nextbit goes belly-up or fails to pay the electric bill? Finally, do I have to sign MY rights to MY stuff away like other cloud storage solutions (with the exception of Dropbox)?