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)

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This report is a digital collection of the most interesting Kickstarter statistics I have curated over the years. 70 of them including stats for:

  • Users
  • Projects
  • Funding
  • Successes
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

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Kickstarter Statistics Report

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

Get the Full Report

This report is a digital collection of the most interesting Kickstarter statistics I have curated over the years. 70 of them including stats for:

  • Users
  • Projects
  • Funding
  • Successes
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

To get your copy of this stat report, click on the button below to purchase it.

Kickstarter Statistics Report

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