Kickstarter’s 2016 Year in Review


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Kickstarter put together a slideshow of some of their greatest achievements and milestones from 2016.

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Launched in 2009, Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

The company is one of the most well-known crowdfunding platforms today, and they have highlighted some of their achievements and milestones from 2016 in their “Year in Review: 2016” slideshow. Some of its highlights are below, featuring the most notable projects and impressive stats from the Kickstarter universe in 2016.

  • Funding for fashion, food, and publishing projects each surpassed $100 million
  • 300,000+ part-time and full-time jobs created by Kickstarter projects (Learn More)
  • 11,500 cyclists kept safe on streets of London (View Project)
  • Fluorescent, artistic mountains in a desert (View Project)
  • De La Soul’s first album in 12 years became #1 on rap music charts (View Project)
  • A tube station in London was filled with cats instead of ads (View Project)
  • Kickstarter launched in Singapore, Mexico, and Hong Kong
  • Kickstarter Live was created to bring projects to life real-time with direct backer access (View Site)
  • Six projects from Kickstarter are now permanently on display at London’s Design Museum (View Announcement)
  • 19 Kickstarter-funded films at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (View Announcement)

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