Their Own Numbers: Kickstarter 2012

Kickstarter Bear SuitBelow is a brief summary of the crowdfunding statistics Kickstarter released today.  2012 was certainly a stellar year for this young company which turned 3 years old in April.  We are looking forward to 2013:

  • 2,241,475 pledged a total of $319,786629 for 18,109 successfully funded projects
  • This generate a pledge rate of $606.76 per minute for 2012.
  • 570,672 out of the 2.2 Million backed two or more projects.
  • 50,047 out of the 2.2 Million backed ten or more projects.
  • 425 out of the 2.2 Million backed 100 or more projects.
  • There were project backers from 177 countries or 90% of all the countries in the world.
  • Music had the most funded projects with 5,067
  • Games had the most money pledged with $83 Million.
  • Art, Film, Music, Publishing and Theater each had more than 1,000 funded projects.
  • 17 Projects Raised over $1 Million.
  • 10% of the films at Sundance are funded by Kickstarter (or 19 selected; four win top prizes)
  • FUBAR hits the New York Times Best Sellers List
  • There is a a Kickstarter Popsicle now.
  • Incident in New Baghdad nominated for an Oscar
  • Double Fine Adventures Game goes large and kicks off games: 561,574 backers, $83,144,565 pledged, 2,796 projects.

And much, much more here.

Category Launched Successful Pledged___ Pledges___
Art 3,783 1,837 $10,477,939 155,782
Comics 1,170 542 $9,242,233 177,070
Dance 512 381 $1,773,304 23,807
Design 1,882 759 $50,124,041 536,469
Fashion 1,659 434 $6,317,799 83,067
Film & Video 9,600 3,891 $57,951,876 647,361
Food 1,828 688 $11,117,486 138,204
Games 2,796 911 $83,144,565 1,378,143
Music 9,086 5,067 $34,953,600 522,441
Photography 1,197 427 $3,283,635 46,550
Publishing 5,634 1,666 $15,311,251 262,738
Technology 831 312 $29,003,932 270,912
Theater 1,787 1,194 $7,084,968 95,225
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