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Kickstarter Stats

We're big fans of numbers here at Kickstarter, and we've shared many Kickstarter stats and trends on this blog. Those posts have typically been tied to milestones, but we've always wanted a way to share our numbers consistently. Today we're excited to announce a page that does exactly that: Kickstarter Stats.

The Kickstarter Stats page is updated daily with the raw data behind the site and its thirteen categories. It answers questions like: 

  • How much has been pledged to Kickstarter projects? (More than $250 million)
  • How much has been pledged to successfully funded projects? (More than $215 million)
  • What percentage of Theatre projects have been successfully funded? (63%)
  • How many projects have raised more than $1 million? (Seven)
  • How many projects have never received a single pledge? (More than 7,000)

And much more! You can access Kickstarter Stats from the site's footer or our help pages. We hope you like it.


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      Creator Mario Lurig on June 21, 2012

      I think this level of delicious data transparency is amazing! Thanks for putting it up there.

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      Creator Kevin Muir on June 21, 2012

      Why doesn't the math add up here? You say success rate is 44.06%, but the unsuccessful rate I tallied from your total number of unsucessfull projects is 52.19%. This is a total of only 96.25%. What happened to the other 3.75% of projects?

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      Creator Yancey Strickler on June 21, 2012

      Hey Kevin --

      Make sure to exclude live projects, since they have yet to reach their deadline, when doing the calculation.


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      Creator Kevin Muir on June 21, 2012

      thank you yancey

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      Creator Cindy Wu on June 21, 2012

      I now have an even bigger crush on Kickstarter! Awesome x infinity!

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      Creator Alex Madinger on June 21, 2012

      Digging the page! What are your thoughts on some visuals?

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      Creator Cynthia Ann Wensinger on June 22, 2012

      we were recruited to Kickstarter as backers but as artists we love it and are now firing up a kickstarter project ourselves

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      Creator Ethan Mead on June 26, 2012

      I am specifically looking at Film/Video statistics and decided to divide out the total dollar value of all failed Film projects, $10.07M, by the number of failed projects, 10,241, and have come up with and average of $983.30. I was surprised by this low number. Are there that many film/video projects asking for just a few hundred dollars which they still fail to raise, or is there more the $10.07M metric than that?

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      Creator Amy Dale on July 16, 2012

      Hey Yancey, we're loving the stats you guys are sharing. Do you have any numbers you could share around how quickly projects hit their goals. For example, it would be great to know, of projects that hit 100% of their goal in the first 48 hours, what % of their goal do they go on to reach? We're trying to understand what contributes to a project hitting many multiples of it's original goal.


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      Creator Dan Lief on July 17, 2012

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      Creator Jonas Bister on August 9, 2012

      Where are the stats on how many projects that have been fully funded, but project does not deliver what was agreed to?

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      Creator Abe Dyck on August 20, 2012

      Yancy, do you have any plans to release data relating to the number of users Kickstarter has. Do you have a plan for increasing this number? How many of the users sponsor more than one project? Do you have a strategy for getting users engaged in projects that are beyond their immediate network? ( I am assuming that most backers of projects are in some way related/connected to the project team. Unless they are high profile projects that go viral).

      I'd welcome the opportunity discuss a strategy that I think would both increase users and convert users to become backers of multiple projects. Thanks.

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      Creator Michael Schönitzer on September 18, 2012

      I'd like to see how many percent the successful funded projects have. Like for the unsuccessful. And it would be great if you would release the raw-data about the projects for other users to make more stats.

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      Creator Valentina on September 26, 2012

      Does anyone have the number for average donation amount?

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      Creator Tracie Williams on December 7, 2012

      Hey, I was wondering if you could tell me what the success rate was for projects launched in December, compared to other months.

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      Creator John Harden on December 14, 2012

      I'd like to know the average number of backers a successful campaign gets.

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      Creator Sandra Soloducha on January 4, 2013

      Any ways of knowing what's the average goal asked by entrepreneurs?

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      Creator Greg Defouw on January 14, 2013

      This data is fantastic and great for us data junkies. I've been really curious about some of these same metrics (like average goal and funding velocity) so I started downloading and analyzing active projects. I am happy to share the data with those that are interested. You can see some of my analysis at but please contact me if you would like to play around with the raw data.

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      Creator Jayanth Narayanan on January 28, 2013

      Wondering if there is anyway to get data at the level of the project. Greg's website - backernomics is interesting. How can I get access to the raw data? I am an academic btw..

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      Creator Freedom001 on February 19, 2013

      What has been the fastest completion pledge?

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      Creator Michael Edwards on February 28, 2013

      I also have often wondered on what percentage of kickstarter projects successfully fund, but don't deliver (or enter into dispute, etc.). I can see it might be hard to define that, and might not be publicized for other reasons.

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      Creator Stanley Chimahusky on March 29, 2013

      A side note for all those who are wondering about data access: I am doing a thesis of sorts on kickstarter, and have found it incredibly difficult -- lets say impossible -- to get access to any data outside of what individuals can "scrape" themselves. I have emailed, tweeted, commented and facebooked myself blue trying to get access to any data at an academic level. Greg, your site is the best data I have been able to find. Ethan Mollick has an academic paper hopefully coming out soon with some good data, but that too was done by similar types of data collecting, rather than the sharing from actual databases.

      Good luck to those who seek the numbers...

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      Creator Laurel Knight on April 25, 2013

      Any stats on which months (if any) of the year, see higher success rates for projects? Meaning, if we were to launch in May, and end in there data that shows May-June is worse or better than June-July? Just wondering. Thanks!

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      Creator Mike Hudson on May 29, 2013

      Is there any data available on, say, the correlation between the first 24 hours of a project % committed vs. the likelihood of success? I imagine the total project goal is also significant.

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      Creator Israel Ekpo on July 14, 2013

      There is a website called KickTraq that keeps stats and trends about kickstarter projects.
      I noticed traffic from KickTraq to my project.

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      Creator Lucia Barros on July 16, 2013

      I'm a PhD student and my dissertation theme is crowdfunding. How can I access Kickstarter raw data?

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      Creator Dominic Crinson on October 17, 2013

      is there a way to get visitor numbers to our project pages? that would be very useful to see how effective our mail outs are doing compared to general traffic

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      Creator Torben Hove Larsen on January 20

      Is there a way to see stats of the patterns of repeating backers? Some more in-depth etnography?

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      Creator Adam S. on March 12

      Do you track the platforms from which pledges are made? How does that break down within the software categories? Do projects that address at least PC and Mac more or less successful?

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      Creator Alessandro Cordova on March 28

      I was wondering whether the total amount of crowdfunding raised on a monthly basis since kickstarter foundation was available somewhere.

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      Creator Ryan Killoran on May 28

      Does anyone know what the average pledge is per person across kickstarter projects? It would be interesting to know this number. Say the average backer pledges an average of $45.00 toward a project, if we look at the live feed on a project and see that the total amount pledged divided by the totaly backers is higher or lower, that could be a metric to predict whether the project needs a shot in the arm from the project owners (maybe sweetening the rewards, or uploading a new promo video, etc.,).