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Kickstarter Donors Pledged Nearly $100M Last Year

Published on January 9, 2012
by Liz Gannes

Kickstarter donors pledged $99,344,382 in 2011 to the site’s user-proposed gadgets, movies, games and other projects. Not all that money was actually spent; 46 percent of the year’s Kickstarter projects got the amount they were seeking, which Kickstarter requires before any money is transferred. True crowdfunding — where average investors would get equity in return for their investment — isn’t legal yet, but it’s getting closer.

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