Kickstarter stats and best projects of 2012
Ever thought of being a VC or Angel Investor, but couldn't afford to invest or commit? Well, Kickstarter is the platform for you to become an investor on some very cool projects. A group of friends that periodically invest in some interesting projects end up in my feed, which end up becoming a social way to invest. It is empowering and fun!
Just like an annual report (but more interactive and engaging), Kickstarter publishes some stats and some projects for the public, [Just click here to visit]. But I will summarize some of the numbers below. All art belongs to Kickstarter, but I had to modify the screens so they fit in my blog.
Interesting list of categories and how much they made as a group. I believe games win at ~$83 million:
Here is a stat for those in music:
Here are a couple of music projects look pretty interesting (a movement to bring classical or new classical music back):
Now for funny projects that I have to revisit:
Other projects for me to revisit:
Design/Environmental Design/Architecture/Urban Planning
Design/Graphic Design/Urban Planning/Legal (offering "public domain" fonts)
A former colleague of mine, Britta Riley at NYU/ITP grad program founded this project:
Even Stanford University is teaching Kickstarter for college credit:
And Kickstarter is parodied by major publications like The New Yorker:
The caption reads: "Thanks to Kickstarter, we're buidling a tunnel." Click here to view original.
More funny links:
http://www.kick-stopper.com/ [The Daily Show]
Funny or Die [Rated PG-13]: