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Kickstarter Announces 2012 Statistics; 3 Times More Pledged Than 2011

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Over 2.2 million Kickstarter backers pledged almost $320 million in 2012, up 221 percent from 2011. That’s $606.76 crowdfunded per minute. Over 18,000 projects were successfully funded, with about 57 percent of projects failing to meet their funding goals. The most funded category was games.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in startups, innovation, and new trends. In 2012, she returned from a 6-month whirlwind tour of Asia, where she met tons of welcoming, inspiring, and infectiously passionate entrepreneurs. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact


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