Kickstarter Projects Raised $480M in 2013

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

kickstarterCrowdfunding site Kickstarter  helped creators raise $480 million during the year from 3 million different backers in 214 countries last year.

The company revealed a number of success metrics from 2013 and among the achievements, an emoji translation of Moby Dick, which was funded through Kickstarter, entered the Library of Congress last year. In addition, the Kickstarter film Blue Ruin was at Cannes and the Kickstarter film Inocente won an Oscar, and Werner Herzog narrated a video about salt.

AppNewser has more: “To celebrate what the company accomplished in 2013, the company created a Year in Kickstarter presentation, complete with moving pictures of some of their favorite projects:  the Pebble smartwatch, the Ouya game console, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headgear, and the sea faring Delorean Hovercraft, just to name a few.”