Kickstarter celebrates $1 billion in crowd funding

The crowd funding superstar Kickstarter.com is celebrating over $1 billion in total pledges from...

The crowd funding superstar Kickstarter.com is celebrating over $1 billion in total pledges from donators, showing the huge potential in their model.

Jamie Lumsden, Click Online

, Last Updated: 4:23 PM ET

The crowd funding superstar Kickstarter is celebrating over $1 billion in total pledges from donators, showing the huge potential in their model.

Kickstarter is a website that has gone from being almost unknown to one of the biggest creative hubs on the internet in just under five years.

Kickstarter announced today their website has raised over $1 billion in crowd funding for personal projects.

To celebrate their success and thank contributors, the company has released some interesting facts about their business such as: after the US, backers from the UK are the most generous in their donations, Wednesday is the best day for getting pledges, and projects always receive more support in the first half of the month rather than the second half.

Listed among the plethora of projects that saw big success with Kickstarter are the Ouya, Pebble, Occulus Rift and countless video/board games.

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