Largest Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013: Indiegogo & Kickstarter

Top Crowdfunding Campaigns 2013 Indiegogo KickstarterBigger does not always mean better but we all find high profile, big money crowdfunding campaigns interesting and of note.  They may act as a barometer for new products, or services, and can distill future industry trends.

The top rewards campaign for 2013, the Veronica Mars film, was a wake up call for the entire film industry.  Removing financial control from the studios or big money backers and allowing the fans to determine success may be a seismic shift for the industry.

The advent of pretail campaigns – where products are only concepts or prototypes which use crowdfunding to test market demand is huge.  No need to invest in a product that will be a failure wasting scarce capital.  Market acceptance is proved by backers as they supply the working capital in advance of production.

Below are the top ten biggest crowdfunding campaigns of 2013.  We have segregated Kickstarter and Indiegogo as the two platforms -while similar – do have different approaches.  Also for most of these campaigns crowdfunding is just one step in their financial future.

The top ten Kickstarter campaigns total $29,703,798 in total funding. Not an insignificant number.  For Indiegogo the top ten represents a total of $10,670,791.  Best of luck to both platforms and congratulations on a great 2013 and we are looking forward to an even better 2014.

Kickstarter

1. Veronica Mars $5,702,153 – Kickstarter – Film

Veronica Mars Session

2. Torment Tides of Numenera $4,188,927 – Kickstarter – Games

Torment Tides of Numenera Sagus Cliffs

3.Mighty No. 9 – $3,845,170 – Kickstarter – Games

mighty-no-9-2

4. Bones II The Return of Mister Bones – $3,169,610 – Kickstarter – Games

Bones

5. Wish I Was Here – $3,105,473 – Kickstarter – Film

zach-braff-wish-i-was-here

6. Elite: Dangerous – £1,578,316 ($2,582,125) – Kickstarter – Games

elite: dangerous space

7. 3Doodler – $2,344,134 – Kickstarter – Technology

3Doodler creations

8. HEX MMO – $2,278,255 – Kickstarter – Games

HEX MMO Trading Card Game

9. Zombicide:  Season 2 – $2,255,018 – Kickstarter –  Games

Zombicide Season 2

10. Camelot Unchained – $2,232,933 – Games

Camelot Unchained Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Indiegogo

1. Canary:  The First Smart Home Security Device for Everyone – $1,961,862 – Indiegogo – Technology

Canary Smart  Home Security

2. Scanadu Scout, the First Medical Tricorder – $1,664,574 – Indiegogo – Technology

Scanadu

3. Kreyos:  The Only Smartwatch with Voice & Gesture Control – $1,502,689 – Indiegogo – Technology

Three Kreyos Watches

4. Stick N Find – Bluetooth Powered Ultra Small Location Stickers – $931,870 – Indiegogo – Technology

Stick N Find

5. Geek Pulse: A Digital Audio Awesomifier for your Desktop – $929,573 – Indiegogo – Technology

GEEK PULSE

6. Misfit Shine: An Elegant, Wireless Activity Tracker – $846,675 – Indiegogo – Design / Technology

Misfit Shine

7. Keep Skullgirls Growing – $829,768 – Indiegogo – Games

Skullgirls Thanks for Everything

8. Project for Awesome – $720,496 – Indiegogo – Video / Web

Project Awesome

9. Help Build the ‘Tobuscus Adventures” THE Game Wizard Store – $644,301 – Indiegogo – Games

Tobuscus Adventures

10. The Bounce Back – $638,983 – Indiegogo – Film

The Bounce Back

 

 

 


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