With a quarter of 2014 behind us, it’s time to update you on what’s happened at Kickstarter so far this year. In the past three months alone, 4,497 projects have been successfully funded by 887,848 backers. People have backed everything from a restoration of Abraham Lincoln’s couch to Neil Young’s new music device, Pono.
Here are the full numbers for Q1:
Dollars pledged to projects: $112,038,158
Average pledged per day: $1,244,868
Successfully funded projects: 4,497
Total backers: 887,848
New backers: 679,413
2014 is shaping up to be an incredible year for Kickstarter. Here’s a snapshot of what January to March looked like.
By the numbers:
1,244,868 dollars were pledged, on average, each day in 2014 so far.
4,497 projects successfully reached their funding goals from January through March.
223 people came to our Open House last week. (Thanks for coming!)
333 Kickstarter-funded places to eat and drink are on this handy map we made.
53 Kickstarter-funded movie theaters are on that same map. Dinner and a movie, anyone?
15 new people joined the Kickstarter team in the first quarter of this year, our biggest period of team growth to date. We welcomed 3 new customer support specialists, and 4 members of our Creator’s team. (Did you know: We have 17 people whose full time job it is to talk to creators about their projects? Hit us up!)
12 Kickstarter-funded films have screened in our new Brooklyn office, including I Used to Be Darker, 12 O’Clock Boys, The Duck, Veronica Mars, The Lord of Catan, and Ghost Line. More info on future screenings to come!
1 billion dollars have been pledged to Kickstarter projects, as of March 4. We built a fun page to celebrate the enormous milestone.
For more, check out the Kickstarter Stats page, updated at least once a day with the raw data behind Kickstarter.