Kickstarter is celebrating its most illustrious year to date, with $99,344,382 pledged towards a total of 11,836 successful projects. The success rate was 46% for the calendar year, with Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler saying that over 84% of pledged dollars are eventually collected on the site. In comparison, 2010 saw 3,910 successful projects backed by around $28 million, so it's clear that the site is growing fast. The most popular single project was the Cosmonaut stylus (pictured above) with over 5,000 backers. About a third of the total pledged money went towards film-related projects making it the most lucrative category.
Kickstarter gets almost $100 million in 2011 pledges, 46 percent of projects successful
Kickstarter got almost $100 million pledged in 2011 pledges, with 11,836 projects ultimately being successful. The most successful project was the Cosmonaut stylus, with over 5,000 backers.