Do you know about Kickstarter? I've mentioned it before - is a way for people to personally fund a start-up project. Some time ago I funded a project to help work out the design parameters for simple modular furniture, the object being to come up with easy-to-assemble and easy-to-move furniture.
The same folks have graduated to production plans and need investors to help them buy dies to begin making adult sized furnture. Take a look here and see if you'd like to support them,maybe.