Kickstarter a monster year with nearly $ 320 million promised

Kickstarter recently took a look back at 2012 and revealed what was a record year for the crowdfunding service.

Last year, 2.2 million people have pledged nearly $ 320 million for projects across the service. In total, 18,109 projects have been successfully funded. To put this in perspective, Kickstarter revealed last year that promised its users 99.3 million in 2011.

Kickstarter also shed light on the power users last year. Nearly 571,000 users save two other projects, but ten or more 50,000 supported. About 450 people is 100 or more projects.Kickstarter became a juggernaut online offering entrepreneurs, artists and others looking for funding for projects that help to make their pitch to the community broad sense. In many cases, the commitments for the projects are quite small. However, as people find value in a project, these funds quickly accumulate.

Ouya a console that Android has caught the attention of tens of thousands of users Kickstarter last year, has raised $ 8.5 million. The people behind it had hoped to raise only $ 950,000.

So where is the funding going? According to Kickstarter, music tops the list with 5,067 projects funded in total. Section kick games attracted more funding to $ 83 million in pledges. A total of 17 projects has raised more than $ 1 million.

Kickstarter has created an interactive "Best of" page to look back in 2012. Click to verify.
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