Kickstarter: 3 million people pledged $480 million in 2013
Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding source for independent projects, has put up some amazing numbers for the year 2013. Kickstarter helped connect $480 million to projects from 3 million sources. This is around $1.3 million donated per day ($913 every 60 seconds).
Around 800,000 backers pledged money for at least 2 projects and around 81,000 supported over 10 projects. And 19,911 projects reached their funding targets.
The backers were from 214 countries and territories across all 7 continents. Last year, Kickstarter hit $320 million in pledges from 2.4 million backers.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry