Well, thank you Shaun for your comments! We appreciate having someone here sharing their story and how it did not work for them for the same reasons we pointed out: lack of Marketing.
Servant of the Lord, we also appreciate your thoughts and comments! However, Teknaut is real and we are really trying to change how the crowdfunding market works (not forgetting that it is a very new market). It is not only that "developers" or entrepreneurs do not want "to do the job." A lot of people have great ideas, but they do not have the means to pay for marketing and everything else associated with that idea. That is why crowdfunding is such a huge thing, because it makes a lot easier to get funding. However, crowdfunding is not perfect yet, and as with any market, we saw a need and we are offering something to meet that need. Also, we assume that developers do not know a whole lot about marketing, so they should really appreciate the help :)
What is the great thing about Teknaut? It is that you do not have to incur any costs upfront to make your campaign successful. You will pay us only if your game or idea gets funded. A developer who tries to run a campaign on his own in Kickstarter or Indiegogo will have to pay for marketing upfront to be able to be successful, because without marketing he/she won't be successful. ALSO, I think we were not very clear: We will do the marketing for you, not only connect you with marketing gurus. It is part of our package: we build your campaign, launch it and market it for you. The developer will of course work with us to help develop the campaign and share it with his friends and contacts, but we will put the rest.
Now, you are right: we cannot make every single game successful, and that is why you must submit your idea to our team first. A game that would never sell to the public because is boring and it lacks creativity won't get funded no matter how much marketing you put into it. But if your game is cool and fun, we will help you get funded.
Now let me share something else. We are currently trying to be disruptive. Our idea is disruptive, and there is a need for what we offer. Yes, we are very new, but we are currently working on a project. And to do so, we are bringing people to our team that do not only have experience in online and social media marketing, as well as SEO, but that have a lot of experience and contacts regarding old media, such as newspapers, talk shows, radio shows, and a whole lot more.
You must be wondering why we are offering so much. The first reason is because we see a lot of potential in this. We want to take Teknaut to the next level and we think that to do so, offering marketing is essential. But we also care. We are a star up and we know what it takes to get things going and how hard it can be. We want to help developers and people with great ideas make them real, and that is why I personally believe Teknaut can be successful.
So, truly, a developer is not really losing anything by trying to get his project funded with us. He can still keep looking for other types of funding, such as angel investors and VCs if he wishes, or even working his full-time job. He will not put any money upfront, he won't have to invest a whole lot of time other than preparing the game, and he will probably end up getting funding for his game.
As always, we love to answer your questions or your comments!