Kickstarter Surpasses $1 Billion in Pledges




Kickstarter on Monday announced it surpasses $ 1 billion in pledges, more than half of which was pledged in the past 12 months

The crowdsourcing platform, which launched in April 2009, has had a slow steady increase in pledges over the years as this chart shows:

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Image: Kickstarter

The pledges meanwhile, came from 5,708,578 people in 224 countries across seven continents.

In a blog post announcing the milestone, Kickstarter highlighted some Kickstarter backers including author Neil Gaiman and Espen Artzen, a man who lives in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, a two-hour flight from the North Pole. Despite his remote location, Artzen uses Kickstarter to connect with the world. Read more…

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