Cheers, UK creators! On Tuesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it was celebrating its five year anniversary in the British countryside.
“Five years ago today a Kickstarter team was supposed to be over in the UK celebrating our first international expansion. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy trapped them in a soggy New York. But the Kickstarter community in the UK quickly flourished regardless: In the last five years, 27,500 UK projects have launched, and they’ve attracted £168 million in pledges.”
As part of the celebration, the Kickstarter team shared their favorite UK-based projects that launched on the funding portal throughout the five years. This included Emilie Holmes’s project for her Good & Proper Tea Truck, which launched on Kickstarter’s first day in the UK in 2012; Aardman Animation’s animated character Morph was presented to Kickstarter backers in 2013; the Kickstarter Film Festival and a batch of workshops made their way to London in 2014; Emily Brooke’s Blaze bike lights launched in 2015; The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service replaced all the ads in a tube station with pictures of cats in 2016; and Granby Workshop of Liverpool launched Splatware earlier this year. The Kickstarter crew then added:
“Thanks to all of our UK creators and to everyone who has supported UK projects. If they inspire a project of your own, no matter where you live… get to it!”
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