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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik