Most Funded Kick­starter Prod­ucts

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Kick­starter is one of those suc­cess­ful podi­ums, which has of­fered the most quirky to the most bril­liant in­no­va­tions and busi­nesses of our time. Peo­ple have never shied away from back­ing the projects of their choices from time to time. Ryan Grep­per’s “Coolest Cooler” used to be the leader in terms of high­est back­ing back in 2014. In the spring of 2015, the wildly pop­u­lar in­ven­tion by Grep­per was soon eclipsed by the cur­rent dom­i­nant of Kick­starter’s high­est funded cam­paigns so far, the Peb­ble Time.

Crowd­fund­ing, as has been noted, is a tough bat­tle to sur­vive. The course to suc­cess be­comes tougher when the plat­form is Kick­starter “The Peo­ple’s NEA” as termed fondly by The New York Times. The crowd­fund­ing plat­form that was launched seven years ago to a min­i­mum fan­fare has cre­ated a his­tory by be­com­ing the only crowd­sourc­ing plat­form to host some of the biggest in­no­va­tions of the cen­tury with pledges worth more than a bil­lion dol­lars in to­tal. What bud­ded as a mis­sion to help bring cre­ative projects to life is now the force be­hind $2,565,065,863 dol­lars pledged to projects, 111,023 suc­cess­fully funded projects, 11,439,523 to­tal back­ers, 3,602,492 re­peat back­ers, and 32,366,838 to­tal pledges. Of all the projects launched on Kick­starter, only a third chunk man­ages to reach the fund­ing goal of their cam­paign. More­over, the dif­fi­culty level sky­rock­ets when one is try­ing to raise fund­ing for a niche prod­uct, for in­stance, out­door gear.

Kick­starter is one of those suc­cess­ful podi­ums, which has of­fered the most quirky to the most bril­liant in­no­va­tions and busi­nesses of our time. Peo­ple have never shied away from back­ing the projects of their choices from time to time. Ryan Grep­per’s “Coolest Cooler” used to be the leader in terms of high­est back­ing back in 2014. In the spring of 2015, the wildly pop­u­lar in­ven­tion by Grep­per was soon eclipsed by the cur­rent dom­i­nant of Kick­starter’s high­est funded cam­paigns so far, the Peb­ble Time. Even in 2016, the smart­watch con­tin­ues to rule the crowd­fund­ing web­site as the high­est pledged prod­uct in the his­tory of Kick­starter cam­paigns. Here is the list of the most­funded cam­paigns ever on the crowd­fund­ing web­site who man­aged to rake in gar­gan­tuan moolahs!

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