Kickstarter’s 2013: 3 Million Backers, $480 Million Pledged

Projects on the crowdfunding platform were backed by 3 million people around the world who pledged $480 million in total.

Seems like 2013 was the year everyone was schilling a Kickstarter project. From Pebble to GoldieBlox, more than 19,000 projects were successfully funded by 3 million people around the world–including Antarctica–who cumulatively pledged $480 million last year. That’s according to Kickstarter’s 2013 year in review, released today.


If you break down that figure by day, Kickstarter helped people and companies raise $1.3 million per day, or $913 a minute. There were also enthusiasts–807,733 of them to be precise–who backed multiple projects. Furthermore, 81,090 people backed 10 or more projects and 975 ended up pledging money to more than 100 projects.

Check out the slideshow above to see some of the blockbuster tech projects that were successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2013.

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Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent. She previously reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and most recently Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.