Kickstarter - Statistics & Facts

Kickstarter - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts on Kickstarter

Launched in the United States in 2009, Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform which helps creative projects to raise funding from backers. Project creators choose a deadline and a minimum funding goal. Projects must reach their funding goal, otherwise no money will be collected. People who back Kickstarter projects are offered tangible rewards such as custom editions and early releases of the projects as well as special experiences in exchange for their pledges. The platform is currently only open for project creators from a small selection of countries but project backing is available internationally.


As of October 2015, a cumulative total of more than 2 billion U.S. dollars were pledged towards Kickstarter projects with 529 million U.S. dollars being pledged in 2014. The OUYA gaming console was the fastest project launch on the website and raised close to 2.59 million U.S. dollars during its first 24 hours on the platform. Projects such as the Veronica Mars Movie Project, card game Exploding Kittens or video game Torment: Tides of Numernera also raised record-breaking amounts of funding as both surpassed the 1 million dollar mark during their first day. Some of the most successfully completed Kickstarter projects raised several million dollars from project backers – e-paper watch Pebble managed to raise more than 10 million U.S. dollars during their funding campaign, providing the project not only with financial but also public support and attention.

The most popular Kickstarter project category was music with more than 21,323 fully funded projects as of October 2015. Other successful high-volume categories include film & video, arts, publishing, theatre and games. More than 9.6 million people have pledged their monetary support towards Kickstarter projects. Almost 2.99 million people had backed more than one project on the crowdfunding site, making them repeat backers.

During the third quarter of 2014, more than 139 million U.S. dollars were pledged towards projects on the platform, up from 112 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of the year. During that period of time, the average amount of community money pledged per day was 1.51 million U.S. dollars.



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