I'm not too familiar with this thread (I read it a long time ago and did reread the first post from 2+ YEARS AGO) but I would like to respond to Shaymin9899.
People who go on crowdfunding sites generally have demonstrable technology. Therefore, crowdfunding would be hard to do (you'd have to have some sort of noteworthy tech not already available in the form you present. Plus it would look scammy. You're an internet group of people who came together on the forums offering high level tech. Also, who would get the money? Each internet person evenly? The person who started the group? What if you're all in different countries? What's your legal structure?). Beyond that, a full VR headset would need a crazy high budget.
Those are the main two issues behind internet companies in my opinion. Money and legal structure. I know startups are a thing that can provide high level tech but the people behind them generally have met face to face and are nearby each other. That isn't the case here. They also have a small team at the start yet this is just an anyone scenario (as suggested by the initial post and the few responses I've read again).
I don't know if anything ever came of this that is still active (I know Nerve (dead; replaced by my group) has history on these forums, 17robots did something too (alive but private IIRC)...) but personally, I believe you are better off going to your college's labs/looking for an internship/doing homebrew stuff. This is a great field yet it's hard to break into professionally. What odds would internet strangers have?
As you mentioned crowdfunding, I'm sure you had at least an inkling of an idea for it. If you have any idea for a crowdfunding campaign that could be utilized, I would be interested as any I can think of would fail. I have no commercial ties to the industry and my group just does research so don't worry about me stealing anything