Kickstarter Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Kickstarter statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. 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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Kickstarter Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Kickstarter.

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Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform that was founded in 2009. The platform allows individuals and organizations to raise funds for their creative projects, which can include everything from independent films to video games to art installations.

The way Kickstarter works is that creators create a project page on the platform, where they outline their project and set a funding goal. They can then offer rewards to backers who contribute to the project, such as early access to the finished product or exclusive merchandise.

If the project reaches its funding goal within a set timeframe, the funds are released to the creator, and they can begin work on their project. If the project does not reach its funding goal, no money is collected from backers, and the project is not funded.

Kickstarter has become a popular platform for creative individuals and small businesses who may have difficulty securing traditional funding for their projects. It has also been used to launch successful projects that have gone on to become commercial products, such as the Pebble smartwatch and the Exploding Kittens card game.

Kickstarter Statistics

Kickstarter User Count

Number of Kickstarter users:

20.603 million users (2022)

Kickstarter Revenue Totals

Nothing to report just yet. Please check back soon for updates.

Additional Statistics

Amount pledged to Kickstarter projects to date:

$5.6 billion (2021)

Total number of projects launched on Kickstarter:

516,810 (2021)

Number of successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

177,767 (2020)

Kickstarter success rate:

38.52% (2021)

Number of people that have successfully launched Kickstarter projects:

100,000 (2017)

Number of unsuccessfully funded Kickstarter projects:

295,804 (2020)

Number of Kickstarter projects that received 0% funding:

55,338 (2020)

Number of countries that Kickstarter pledges have come from:

175 (2017)

Number of repeat backers on Kickstarter:

6.5 million (2021)

Total number of pledges on Kickstarter to date:

59.572 million (2020)

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

12,107 (2017)

Average amount raised by successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$21,698 (2017)

Median amount raised by successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$5,050 (2017)

Total amount of money pledged to successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

$4.3 billion (2020)

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

11,789,656 (2017)

Total number of pledges to successfully funded Kickstarter projects:

32,863,094 (2017)

Average number of Kickstarter backers for successfully funded projects:

255 (2017)

Number of Kickstarter backers that have supported a creative project:

15 million (2018)

Amount that has been pledged to games projects on Kickstarter:

$1 billion (2019)

Amount that has been pledged to creative projects on Kickstarter:

$4 billion< (2018)

Number of Kickstarter backers that have supported an art project:

2 million (2018)

Most successful Kickstarter game project to date:

Shenmue 3 ($6.3 million) (2020)

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

Related Categories:

Business Statistics, Crowdfunding Statistics, eCommerce Statistics

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