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.
Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact email@example.com.