Issue Funding & Rewards

A new way to crowdfund your backlog of GitHub issues

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Issue Funding Badge

Seamlessly badge issues

Promote funding on your GitHub issues without any manual overhead

  • Customize the Embed
  • Set optional funding goal
  • Target issues using the Polar label
  • Deploy the embed on issues automatically

Contributor Rewards

Reward contributors who help you fix your GitHub issues

  • Setup rewards for contributors
  • Adjust individual rewards before transferring funds
  • Boost rewards by funding the issue yourself

Crowdfunded Backlog

Automatically synced with your GitHub issues

  • A dashboard overview of your funded issues
  • Promote your funded issues on the Public Page

Rewarding contributors has never been easier

Issue Funding Badge


Mark as Completed

As soon as the issue is fixed, mark it as completed to prepare transfer of funds.


Confirm Rewards

Confirm rewards for the contributors who helped you fix the issue.


Get Paid

The funded amount is paid out & the contributors gets their reward.

From first donation to IPO

Polar offers features to scale with your needs

Products & Subscriptions

Start offering developer first products and services in minutes - paid once, monthly or annually.

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For Individuals



Access to software releases, my private GitHub repository & support in my Discord server.

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Private GitHub repository
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Issue Funding & Rewards

Crowdfunded backlog or community bounties with seamless support to split funds with contributors.

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Polar crowdfunding badge embedded on a GitHub issue


Get appreciation from your community for a great newsletter, release or ongoing development.

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Custom Integrations & SaaS

Use our API & SDK to integrate Polar across your docs, sites, apps or services.

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Powerful & built-in benefits

We're building common developer upsells so you don't have to

Private GitHub Repositories

Automate access to an unlimited amount of private GitHub repositories.

File Downloads

From e-books, source code to executibles - any file is supported up to 10GB/each.

Free & Premium Newsletters

Write a free, premium or early access newsletter in GitHub flavoured markdown.

Discord Invites & Roles

Give customers exclusive access or premium appearances and permissions.

Sponsor Promotion

Automate logotypes and offer newsletter sponsorship.

Custom Benefit

Create your own and share secret notes, e.g link to book consultation.

License keys, private packages & more to come

Supporting all use cases

From sustainable open source, sponsorware to full-fledged SaaS

Metrics dashboard in Polar

Increase sales, not overhead

Polar handles VAT, sales tax and billing so you don't have to

Sales Metrics

Professional funding, sales and subscription metrics. Your dashboard can be plotted down to each hour - let's aim high, together.

Merchant of Record

No more VAT headache - we handle the necessary taxes for you.

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Withdraw your earnings with ease. Supporting Stripe & Open Collective.

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Post in Polar

Grow community alongside transactions

Crucial for successful developer tools. So it's built-in - for free

Polar Page

Social bio links for developers. Showcase your repos, products, subscriptions, newsletter and more.

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Free & Premium Newsletters

Online- and email newsletters for your community. Write in GitHub flavoured markdown & share them with all subscribers.

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Official GitHub Option

GitHub offers first-class support for Polar Pages in FUNDING.yaml. Convert stars into community members.

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Binary Downloads
Private GitHub repository
Discord Invite
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Transparent pricing aligned with your success.

Zero Fixed Costs

No hidden or monthly costs.

5% Revenue Share

We earn when you do.

+ Stripe & Open Collective

Transaction- and payout fees apply.

We've run out of sales pitches

For now. We ship fast and open source. So stay tuned.