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Kickstarter stats for 2012: $274 million earned by projects, 18,000 campaigns funded

Kickstarter has an amazing 2012 supporting 18,000 campaigns, raising a total of $274 million

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 10, 2013 05:42 am CST - 0 mins, 35 secs reading time

I'm sure if you went back to this time last year and told someone that some crowd-funded site like Kickstarter would be cranking through $274 million by the end of the year, they'd laugh at you, well, not anymore.

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Kickstarter's 2012 stats show that total pledges amounted to $319,786,629 with a total collected amount hitting $274,391,721. Total backers sat at 2,241,475 - page views and unique visitors were also mammoth with 709 million and 86 million respectively. The $319 million number is huge as its a 221% increase year-over-year compared to 2011.

The $274 million total collected amount is a huge 238% increase year-over-year, total backers are up 134%, and the pageviews and unique visitors are up 279% and 252% respectively. Kickstarter is really kicking some serious ass right now.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

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