The year 2014 has been interesting if you look at the kinds of crowdfunded projects we’ve discovered on Kickstarter, particularly under the technology belt. From the world’s first full HD 360 degree camera to a musical instrument that converts the energy from playing it into electricity, we’ve seen it all.
Altogether, the top 10 most successful technology projects on the site have racked up $27 349 313 (that’s well over R280 million) with all 10 smashing their funding goals by over 500%.
A team of data journalists have put together a Silk presentation with stats about every single tech Kickstarter that was launched and successfully funded between January and November 2014.
According to the report, tech projects make up the bulk of all successful projects on Kickstarter at 46%. In total, 976 tech projects from 37 countries around the world were successfully funded during that period. Unfortunately South Africa doesn’t feature on the list – Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania are the only African countries that have had successfully funded projects so far this year under the category.
Below is the list of the top 10 most successful tech projects:
Here are some more interesting facts:
- The Pono Music project received the most funding at $6 225 354
- The most successful project by percentage of funding goal reached is Shine12! Bright LED Light Badges to support Seattle Seahawks at 83800%
- The fastest funded project reached (and surpassed) its goal just four days after launching
- Israel is the country with the highest average funding pledged per day at $29 395
- July saw the highest amount of funding pledged at over $17 million
You can explore more interesting data, including stats on individual Kickstarter projects, on Silk.[Source – Silk, Image – Kickstarter]