70 Kickstarter Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



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Here are some of the more impressive Kickstarter statistics I’ve been able to dig up recently. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

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One of the most innovative products to come out of this most recent digital revolution is one that is aimed at spotlighting other innovative projects. For over five years, Kickstarter has been an excellent resource for inventors and creators to solicit the financial support of others in their niche in hopes of making their dreams reality. We can thank Kickstarter for tens of thousands of funded projects including the Pebble smartwatch and Oculus Rift.

With a site dedicated to crowdfunding projects, there are certainly plenty of Kickstarter stats available to sift through. Here we go...

Kickstarter Facts

  • Kickstarter Website: kickstarter.com
  • Year Kickstarter launched: 2009
  • Kickstarter Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY
  • Kickstarter Creators: Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. (source)

Kickstarter Statistics

How many Kickstarter users:

17.462 million users

Last updated 2/21/20


Amount pledged to Kickstarter projects to date:

$4.8 billion

Last updated 2/21/20


Total number of projects launched on Kickstarter:

477,540

Last updated 2/20/20


Number of successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

177,767

Last updated 2/21/20


Kickstarter success rate:

37.54%

Last updated 2/20/20


Number of people that have successfully launched Kickstarter projects:

100,000

Last updated 7/25/17


Number of unsuccessfully funded Kickstarter projects:

295,804

Last updated 2/21/20


Number of Kickstarter projects that received 0% funding:

55,338

Last updated 2/21/20


Number of countries that Kickstarter pledges have come from:

175

Last updated 11/20/17


Number of repeat backers on Kickstarter:

5.7 million

Last updated 2/21/20


Total number of pledges on Kickstarter to date:

59.572 million

Last updated 2/21/20


Most money ever pledged  to a Kickstarter project:

$6.3 million (MST3K)

Last updated 12/12/15


Average distance between backers and Kickstarter project creators:

2,317.09 miles

Last updated 2/9/16


Number of Kickstarter creators who have run more than one successfully funded project:

12,107 

Last updated 7/25/17


Average amount raised by successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$21,698 

Last updated 7/25/17


Median amount raised by successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$5,050 

Last updated 7/25/17


Total amount of money pledged to successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$4.3 billion

Last updated 2/20/20


Number of Kickstarter backers who have pledged to a successfully funded project:

11,789,656 

Last updated 7/25/17


Total number of pledges to successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

32,863,094 

Last updated 7/25/17


Average number of Kickstarter backers for successfully funded projects:

255

Last updated 7/25/17


Number of Kickstarter backers that have supported a creative project:

15 million

Last updated 8/21/18


Amount that has been pledged to games projects on Kickstarter:

$1 billion

Last updated 4/16/19


Amount that has been pledged to creative projects on Kickstarter:

$4 billion

Last updated 11/20/18


Number of Kickstarter backers that have supported an art project:

2 million

Last updated 8/21/18


Most successful Kickstarter game project to date:

Shenmue 3 ($6.3 million)

Last updated 1/15/2020

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Additional Kiskstarter Stats

Currencies that Kickstarter currently accepts:

Australian Dollar (AUD), British Pound (GBP), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Danish Krone (DKK), Euro (EUR), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Japanese Yen (JPY), Mexican Peso (MXN), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Norwegian Krone (NOK), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Swedish Krona (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), and United States Dollar (USD)

Last updated 11/20/17


Number of Kickstarter users that backed a project in 2016:

3.5 million


Percentage of Kickstarter projects that failed to provide backers with promised rewards:

9%

Last updated 12/7/15


Percentage of dollars pledged on Kickstarter that went towards projects that failed:

8%

Last updated 12/7/15


Amount pledged to games projects on Kickstarter in 2019:

$208 million


Amount pledged to games projects on Kickstarter in 2018:

$201 million


Amount pledged to games projects on Kickstarter in 2015:

$144 million


Number of backers of games projects on Kickstarter in 2019:

1.052 million backers


Number of backers of games projects on Kickstarter in 2018:

868,084 backers


Number of backers of games projects on Kickstarter in 2015:

978,000 backers


Number of pledges to games projects on Kickstarter in 2015:

2.2 million pledges


Number of games projects launched on Kickstarter in 2019:

7,043


Number of games projects launched on Kickstarter in 2018:

6,820


Number of games projects launched on Kickstarter in 2015:

7,466


Number of successful games projects on Kickstarter in 2015:

3,731


Number of successful games projects on Kickstarter in 2015:

2,259


Success rate of games projects on Kickstarter in 2015:

30%


Amount of the average pledge for Kickstarter technology projects:

$75

Last updated 9/23/14


Number of successful projects that were launched by Kickstarter employees:

40

Last updated 2/9/16

Number of people that pledged money on Kickstarter in 2014:

3.3 million


Number of people that pledged money on Kickstarter in 2013:

3 million


Amount of money pledged on Kickstarter in 2014:

$529 million


Amount of money pledged on Kickstarter in 2013:

$480 million


Amount pledged per day on Kickstarter in 2013:

$1.3 million


Number of countries with active Kickstarter users in them in 2013:

214 countries


Number of Kickstarter users that backed more than one project in 2013:

807,733


Number of Kickstarter projects that were successfully funded in 2014:

22,253 projects


Number of Kickstarter projects that were successfully funded in 2013:

19,911 projects


Country with most Kickstarter pledges in 2014:

U.S. ($335.5 million pledged)


Country with most Kickstarter users in 2014:

U.S. (2.2 million users)


Most popular time for people to pledge on Kickstarter in 2014:

Wednesday afternoons


Most successful month of 2014 for Kickstarter projects:

August


Least successful month of 2014 for Kickstarter projects:

January


Number of Kickstarter employees:

137

Last updated 4/28/16


Estimated number of new full-time jobs that have been created by Kickstarter projects:

29,600

Last updated 7/28/16


Number of publishing projects launched on Kickstarter:

33,009

Last updated 8/10/16


Number of publishing projects funded on Kickstarter:

9,660

Last updated 8/10/16


Amount published to date to publishing projects on Kickstarter:

$100 million

Last updated 8/10/16


Number of backers to date to publishing projects on Kickstarter:

1.2 million

Last updated 8/10/16


Amount published to date to game projects on Kickstarter:

$500 million

Last updated 6/1/16


Number of backers to date to publishing projects on Kickstarter:

2.2 million

Last updated 6/1/16


Number of publishing projects funded on Kickstarter:

8,000

Last updated 6/1/16


Amount that has been pledged on Kickstarter to art projects:

$70 million

Last updated 5/2/17


Number of people that have backed at least one art project on Kickstarter:

600,000

Last updated 5/2/17


Average number of pledges per day that art projects receive on Kickstarter:

600 pledges

Last updated 5/2/17


Number of successful art Kickstarter projects to date:

10,000+

Last updated 5/2/17


Number of successful Kickstarter projects from the UK to date:

27,500

Last updated 10/31/17


Amount raised by successful Kickstarter projects in the UK to date:

£168 million

Last updated 10/31/17


Number of games projects that have been funded on Kickstarter:

10,000 projects

Last updated 3/23/17


Number of Kickstarter users that have backed a games project:

2.46 million

Last updated 3/23/17


Number of Kickstarter users that have backed more than one games project:

1.45 million

Last updated 3/23/17


Number of people that have launched Kickstarter projects in Mexico:

more than 500

Last updated 2/23/17


Amount raised for Kickstarter projects in Mexico to date:

16 million pesos

Last updated 2/23/17




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