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Kickstarter - Statistics & Facts

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 2019, a cumulative total of more than 4.6 billion U.S. dollars were pledged towards Kickstarter projects. Some of the most successfully completed Kickstarter projects raised several million dollars from project backers – e-paper watch Pebble managed to raise more than 20 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 30,000 fully funded projects as of October 2019. Other successful high-volume categories include film & video, games, art, publishing, and design. Close to 17 million people have pledged their monetary support towards Kickstarter projects. A total of 5.56 million people had backed more than one project on the crowdfunding site, making them repeat backers.

Interesting statistics

In the following 3 chapters, you will quickly find the 15 most important statistics relating to "Kickstarter".


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