Kickstarter 2013 Statistics: Half-A-Billion Dollars, 20K ProjectsJanuary 9, 2014 12:17 am
For a reasonably new investing trend based on crowdfunding, these are huge numbers. We spotted this stat today, that in 2013, roughly $480 million went to 19,911 projects- a big increase over 2012, which saw $319,786,629 and 18,109 projects (Source)
This has definitely changed the funding landscape for new ventures. The detail is this – a specific ‘type’ of ventures – niche hardware and tools / hobby projects have seen a huge boom with this new trend. That is the piece that has been taken over by Kickstarter.