Kickstarter passes $1 billion in pledges (Canada represents $44,913,678 of the total)

Ian Hardy

March 3, 2014 12:07pm

Popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter launched on April 28th, 2009 and today they declared that over the $1 billion have been pledged by its users, with over half of the pledges happening in the last 12 months.

Kickstarter states that over 5.7 million people from 224 countries participated in making this milestone happen. The United States is leading the growth with $663,316,496, followed by the United Kingdom with $54,427,475. Kickstarter opened projects from Canada-based creators back in September and is making an impact by coming in third with $44,913,678 and 216,612 backers.

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Source: Kickstarter
Via: TNW

  • dizz

    I’ve purchased quite a few things from Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Although you usually save a bit and get the product first by doing so, it’s often not a pleasant experience. There are often SIGNIFICANT delays before getting the item (where’s my Lockitron?) Also, being the first to get the item means you get an early version of it that’s often buggy (hello stickNfind). Overall, the experience isn’t that good. The excitement’s worn off buy the time you actually receive the goods.