Three Years of Kickstarter Projects
Since its birth on April 28, 2009, over 50,000 projects have appeared on Kickstarter for financing across nearly all creative sectors. Around half have successfully reached their fundraising goals.
The New York Times has published a beautiful series of charts divided by sector: Film/Video, Music, Design, Games, Publishing, Art, Technology, Theater, Food, and Comics. The charts are headed by the total amount of money each sector has raised. Film/Video has raised the most, with $60 million. Music follows with $38 million.
For your skimming pleasure we’ve attached charts of epic, fully-funded Kickstarter projects for the following sectors: Fashion, Film/Video, Games, Music, Publishing and Tech. Also read the accompanying NYT article about crowdfunded startups, as well as an article about our own favourite Kickstarter project, the Pebble smartwatch.
From a sought-after $100,000, the Pebble founders have raised over $7 million — the fruit of a great video, a well-designed product worth covering, and an exceptionally well-structured Pledge Backing rewards system, several of which are already sold out.