Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter Channeled $274M Worth of Funding to Indie Projects in 2012

We’ve written before about unreliable estimates for the size of the total crowdfunding market, but here’s one that’s a bit more concrete. Kickstarter, which is thought to be the largest player (some others, like Indiegogo, don’t release stats) said today that 2.24 million users provided $274 million in funding for 18,100 successful projects in 2012, with total funding up 238 percent from the year before. There were also a bunch of great Kickstarter parodies last year.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus