Until now, Kickstarter has remained confined to just North American projects, generating some eye-watering sums for new companies, including the record of $10 million (£6,433,000) for the Pebble smartwatch.
However, in a post on the @kickstarter Twitter feed yesterday (July 9), the company said: "People in the UK will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter starting this autumn! More info soon!"
GigaOM reports that the service was previously restricted to the US due to its use of Amazon Payments, which was until recently confined to American users.
Kickstarter uses Amazon's system because it allows for instant charging once a project reaches its funding target, but also cancels all donations if the proposal fails in its pledge drive.
Kickstarter declined to confirm any more details about the international launch, but it is hoped that the project will have a similar disruptive impact on the technology and creative industries as it has had in the US.
The online platform works by allowing entrepreneurs, established or not, to post a pitch for their idea on Kickstarter and then make an impassioned plea for donations from the community.
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People can pledge as much as they want, including amounts totalling up to $10,000 (£6,433), depending on how much they believe in the idea.
Instead of an equity share as in traditional investment, they are offered a reward on a sliding scale depending on their pledge, including usually some really exclusive items for the larger donations.
Alongside the Pebble watch, other US projects have had huge success using Kickstarter, such games studio Double Fine raising $3.45m for its Double Fine Adventure point-and-click game.
Double Fine started with a target of just $400,000 from the allotted 30-day funding drive, but exceeded that goal in only nine hours. Double Fine Adventure then passed $1m in 24 hours, only the second Kickstarter project to do so at the time.
Last year users pledged $100m to projects on Kickstarter and by May this year, that amount had increased to $250m. Alongside fundraising, Kickstarter has also expanded its business model to include design and technology support services.
Other crowd-source funding platforms have since evolved, but Kickstarter has gained the brand and the user base to lead the market.
Speaking to GigaOM in May, the site's co-founder Perry Chen said that he wants Kickstarter to become a business enterprise tool that anyone can use.
"You start from being something that works really well and is cool. That's what makes people want to use it. Then you ride that for a little bit, knock on wood," he said.
"Then at some point this magical thing happens where you become a utility. You're like Wikipedia. You're like craigsList. That's really where we want to take this.
"We want people to understand very simply how Kickstarter works and how they can use it. It's just a utility out there on the web."