Kickstarter’s Big 2012: $320 Million Pledged by 2.24 Million Backers, 18K Successfully Funded Projects

From Techcrunch:

It’s been clear that crowdfunding has had a big moment over the past twelve months, but new stats released today by creative project funding platform Kickstarter showed just how huge 2012 really was indie projects getting money from the larger public.

Over the course of 2012, Kickstarter says that a total of 2,241,475 people pledged a total of $319.7 million to projects on its platform — that’s a boost of 221 percent from 2011. Now, the way Kickstarter works is that no money is actually granted to a project until it completely reaches its funding goal. According to the company, a total of $274 million was actually collected for the 18,109 projects that were ultimately successfully funded during 2012.

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