Kickstarter published its first quarter report yesterday – a tongue-in-cheek but data-filled blog post – about its project statistics. According to CEO Yancey Strickler, the company funded 4,497 projects with pledges of $1,244,868 per day which adds up to a solid $112,038,158 total pledged in a single four month period. And they say crowdfunding is just for desperate singer-songwriters.
Strickler noted that Veronica Mars saw a massive number of backers – 91,585 in all – while the site has funded 7 Oscar-nominated films and two Grammy-winning music projects.
“We’re thrilled at what backers and creators have achieved in the first three months of the year. We’re looking forward to the rest of 2014!”, he said in an email.
The popular site recently passed the $1 billion mark in pledges and is still competing mightily with other services like Crowdtilt and Indiegogo. However, these very visible and very public numbers definitely puts Kickstarter in with the big boys.