Three Million People Backed Kickstarter Projects in 2013Category: Internet
Posted: January 9, 2014 07:47PM
Now that 2014 is upon us, Kickstarter has released its stats for 2013 and they're certainly impressive. 2013 was unsurprisingly the best year yet for Kickstarter, with ~3 million people pledging ~$480 million to Kickstarter projects compared to just ~2.2 million pledging ~$320 million in 2012. In fact, 2013 accounted for more than half of the total dollars pledged to Kickstarter projects for the life of Kickstarter ($940 million as of this writing). That comes out to $1,315,520 pledged a day or $913 a minute in 2013. Equally impressive is that the three million backers came from a whopping 214 countries and territories with all seven continents represented – yes, even Antarctica!
You can view these stats and more in the special "The Year in Kickstarter 2013" section. In addition, Kickstarter goes through several major projects that were backed and/or launched during the year, including Oculus Rift, Ouya, and the resurrection of Veronica Mars.