By Laura Hazard Owen
Jan 10, 2012 8:50 AM
Online crowdfunding platform Kickstarter raised just shy of $100 million in pledges in 2011, and successfully funded nearly 12,000 projects, or 46 percent of those launched. The categories that raised the most funding were film, with $32.5 million in pledges, and music, with $19.8 million pledged.
Kickstarter launched in 2009, and the number of projects funded and dollars pledged has risen steadily since then. The company is the most well-known site in the crowdfunding space, though several niche sites have launched in recent months—including FundaGeek, for tech and research projects, and ProFounder, for small businesses.
46 Percent Of Kickstarter Projects Successfully Funded In 2011 | paidContent