The two companies formalized an alliance after Indiegogo entrepreneurs have increasingly turned to Arrow and the new Arrow.com to help transition innovative ideas into successful commercial products. Solar Roadways, the project to turn roads into renewable energy sources, launched on Indiegogo and raised more than $2.2 million in funding. With Arrow's product support, the company is currently installing its first project in Idaho. JIBO, the world's first social robot for home, raised over $3 million in funding on Indiegogo. With Arrow's design engineering support and services, JIBO robots are currently making their way to homes across the globe.The new agreement makes Arrow a key component of Indiegogo's efforts to support the entire product lifecycle for entrepreneurs on the platform—from idea and funding to design, production and sales. Arrow's unique investment in digital tools, e-collaboration, and e-commerce has enabled the company to scale across a much larger customer base than a traditional brick and mortar model would allow. "We have transformed Arrow.com into a comprehensive source of electronic components, datasheets, design tools, online engineering collaboration, reference designs and how-to content on the Internet," said Anderson. "We are excited to unleash the resources of Arrow.com together with our industry leading, global, field teams, technical experts and project consulting services to a vast new audience." Over the last year, Indiegogo has introduced new services meant to support entrepreneurs beyond the crowdfunding stage of their business, including InDemand, which enables campaigns to continue accepting pre-orders after their crowdfunding efforts end, and the new Marketplace, an Indiegogo storefront for business owners to sell products that are shipping now. Collaborations with Brookstone and Amazon also help entrepreneurs on Indiegogo get their products to retail quicker than ever before. Indiegogo technology campaigns interested in participating in the new Arrow program should visit www.arrow.com/indiegogo. About Indiegogo Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people to unite around the ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life. As the world's first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project -creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo. About Arrow Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com.