When you schedule a virtual brainstorm on Crainstorm, you set the total budget for your session. It can be $50 or $500 – it’s up to you. This money is held in escrow with Stripe – a secure, third-party payment platform. Once your brainstorm is complete, Crainstorm keeps 25% of the funds for service fees and the remainder is split amongst your brainstorm contributors. Funds are automatically released to contributors’ PayPal accounts following the brainstorm.