Today, March 3rd, marks a significant milestone in the growth of crowdfunding. Kickstarter announced that it has surpassed 1 BILLION dollars in total pledges:
The celebratory page, prepared by Kickstarter, has lots of fun graphs and data visualizations to help us digest the statistics. Some notable stats:
- The English-speaking world dominates in pledges, with the USA accounting for $660+ million, with UK and Canada in distant 2nd or third. Mouse over any country on Kickstarter’s world map to see exact stats for your country.
- 1,689,979 people have backed more than one project / 15,932 people have backed more than 50 projects.
- More than 1/2 of the 1 billion was pledged in the last 12 months.
- 13 backers named “Dad”; 18 backers named “Mom” (Moms win).
Here’s to a billion dollars more flowing into great ideas around the world!