Seedcastr is a new platform for startups that are seeking a small amout of money to get off the ground. It's Kickstarter meets Kiva. In a nutshell, we say it's "Crowdfunded Microloans for Startups". We are still in the early stages of deployment, and are seeking 20 startups who are interested in starting a campaign. It's like a first step for a new startup. Read the FAQs (Seedcastr.com/faq) and check out the site. We are hoping to launch the alpha phase, with 20 campaigns, in Q2 (Apr, May, Jun) of this year.
Let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested!