A lot has happened since April when we last took a look at the numbers — we threw a block party for the Kickstarter community, shared the Creator Handbook, created a page that collects over 100 Kickstarter-funded games, went to the White House Maker Faire with a dozen creators, and launched some new features to make starting a project even easier.
Here are the full numbers for Q2 (April 2 - July 1, 2014):
Dollars pledged to projects: $144,210,565
Average pledged per day: $1,584,731
Successfully funded projects: 5,716
Total backers: 1,132,329
New backers: 703,604
Here’s a snapshot of what April to July looked like:
By the Numbers:
1,000,000,000 dollars now pledged to successfully funded projects.
1,584,731 dollars pledged, on average, each day in Q2.
373,977 Project Updates were “liked” between April and July. That’s a lot of good updates!
105,857 people backed Reading Rainbow, which now holds the record for the Kickstarter project with the most backers.
11,724 people backed more than 10 projects.
370 people backed more than 50 projects.
24 Kickstarter-funded products were featured in the MoMA Design Store.
20 works of art were featured in Kickstarter’s first art show! We included pieces by Jeremy Bailey, Swoon, Heather Hart, Howard Tangye, and the Marina Abramovic Institute.
11 people spoke with us for a story that answered the question Why there are so many wallets on Kickstarter?
10 new people joined the Kickstarter team between April and July.
3 Kickstarter-funded comics were nominated for Eisner Awards!
1 awesome block party went down! Thanks to the tens of thousands of people who came out to enjoy a beautiful day in Brooklyn. Relive it here.
For more, check out our stats page, updated at least once a day with the raw data behind Kickstarter.