List of highest funded crowdfunding projects

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This is an incomplete list of the most well-funded crowdfunding projects, either successful or not.

Rank Project Category Platform Campaign
end date
Campaign
target
Amount
raised
Notes References
1 Star Citizen Video game Kickstarter, Independent Ongoing $500,000 $83,002,764 Space combat video game from Chris Roberts, designer of Wing Commander. It is the largest crowd-funded project of any genre with over 898,000 backers. Listed on December 2014 at more than $65,300,000 as a Guinness World Record. Of the total amount, $6,238,563 were raised on Kickstarter and Roberts' own website on November 19, 2012. [1][2][3][4][5][6]
2 Pebble Time Smartwatch Kickstarter Mar 27, 2015 $500,000 $20,338,986 The Pebble Time is the third generation version of the smartwatch called the Pebble Watch. The Pebble Watch itself was one of the highest backed project on Kickstarter. [7]
3 Ethereum Cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Independent Sept 2, 2014 - $18,439,086 Ethereum is a decentralized publishing platform featuring stateful user-created digital contracts and a Turing-complete contract programming language. [8][9]
4 Coolest Cooler Product Design Kickstarter Aug 29, 2014 $50,000 $13,285,226 Portable 60 quart cooler designed by Ryan Grepper that contains a battery powered rechargeable blender, waterproof Bluetooth speaker, USB charger, cutting board, plates, among other features. [10][11]
5 Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Indiegogo Aug 21, 2013 $32,000,000 $12,814,196 The Ubuntu Edge was a proposed "high concept" smartphone announced by Canonical Ltd. on 22 July 2013. It had the highest target of any crowdfunded project to date, $32,000,000 over a one-month campaign. [12]
6 Flow Hive Beehive Indiegogo Apr 19, 2015 $70,000 $12,174,187 Harvesting honey is easier on the beekeeper and so much easier on the bees.

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7 Pebble (watch) Smartwatch Kickstarter May 18, 2012 $100,000 $10,266,845 E-Paper smartwatch. Second highest funded project on Kickstarter. Shipping to backers began on 23 Jan 2013. [15][16]
8 Exploding Kittens Card game Kickstarter Feb 19, 2015 $10,000 $8,782,571 Card game featuring exploding kittens, designed by Elan Lee, Matthew Inman, and Shane Small. The project hit its primary goal in only 8 minutes, exceeded $100,000 (10x its goal) in less than one hour, $1,000,000 (100x its goal) in less than 8 hours, and $2,000,000 (200x its goal) in just over 24 hours. On January 27, 2015, just seven days after the project opened, it passed 106,000 backers, making it the most backed Kickstarter to date. [17][18][19]
9 OUYA Video game console Kickstarter Aug 9, 2012 $950,000 $8,596,474 Android based video game console. Industrial design by Yves Béhar. Highest funded video game project entirely funded on Kickstarter. Development units began shipping in March 2013. Officially released in June 2013. [20]
10 WEISSENHAUS Real Estate Companisto Mar 27, 2015 €2,000,000 €7,500,000 Europe crowdfunding record [21]
11 Pono Music Digital music player Kickstarter Apr 15, 2014 $800,000 $6,225,354 Digital music player using the FLAC audio file format under development by musician Neil Young and his company Pono Music. [22]
12 Mayday PAC Super PAC Independent Jul 4, 2014 $6,000,000 $6,132,554 Super PAC founded by Lawrence Lessig with the purpose of pushing for a United States Congress dedicated to reforming campaign finance laws by 2016. The crowdfunding round took place in two cycles. The first $1M goal was started on May 1, and was reached on May 13, and the second, $5M goal was started on June 4 and was reached on July 4, at 9:30 pm EST - 9 hours short of the deadline of 6 am, July 5, EST (or midnight in Hawaii.) After the crowdfunding deadline, Mayday PAC raised an additional $4M from large donors. [23][24]
13 Elite: Dangerous Video game Kickstarter, Independent Jan 4, 2013 $2,012,500!£1,250,000 $6,292,246!£3,686,327 Space trading and combat simulator from Frontier Developments, fourth game in the Elite series. [25][26]
14 Project Bring Back Reading Rainbow for Every Child, Everywhere Television Kickstarter Jul 2, 2014 $1,000,000 $5,408,916 Make the iPad version of Reading Rainbow available on the web, other mobile devices, game consoles, and set-top boxes. In addition, create a classroom version and provide subscriptions for up to 7,500 disadvantaged classrooms for free. [27]
15 Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Video game Kickstarter, Independent Ongoing $1,000,000 $5,941,049[28] Richard Garriott returns to the fantasy RPG genre. Of the total amount, $1,919,275 was raised on Kickstarter. [29][30]
16 An Hour of Code for Every Student Charity Indiegogo Dec 14, 2014 $5,000,000 $5,016,402 Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science — Code.org https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/an-hour-of-code-for-every-student/x/6550456 [31]
17 Flow Hive Bee Hive IndieGoGo Apr 19, 2015 $70,000 $12,000,000 Flow Hive is a new type of domesticated bee hive box, where the beekeeper can literally extract honey from the hive without disturbing the bees. With a simple valve turn, honey can be withdrawn from the interior of the hive, vastly decreasing the labor-intensive portion of harvesting honey. [32][33]
18 Torment: Tides of Numenera Video game Kickstarter, Independent Ongoing $900,000 $4,782,227 Fantasy role-playing video game. Succeeded Project Eternity as the highest funded Kickstarter video game. Including private backers, the project raised over $4.5M. InXile's second Kickstarter project, after Wasteland 2 in April 2012. [34][35]
19 Super Troopers 2 Movie Indiegogo Apr 25, 2015 $2,000,000 $4,445,180 Sequel to the 2002 movie Super Troopers. Funding still in progress. [36]
20 Mighty No. 9 Video game Kickstarter Oct 1, 2013 $900,000 $4,046,579 Sci-fi action/platform video game. Including private backers, the project raised over $4M. [37]
21 Project Eternity Video game Kickstarter, Independent Oct 16, 2012 $1,100,000 $3,986,929 Fantasy role-playing video game. Succeeded Double Fine Adventure as the highest funded Kickstarter video game. Was succeeded by Torment: Tides of Numenera in April 2013. Including private backers, the project raised over $4.5M. [38][39][40]
22 Reaper Miniatures Bones Gaming miniatures Kickstarter Aug 25, 2012 $30,000 $3,429,235 Miniature figures by Reaper Miniatures with various miniature lines: Dark Heaven Legends, Pathfinder, Warlord, Legendary Encounters, Chronoscope, Savage Worlds, Bones, Legon of Justice, Master Series, Collect, Combat Assault Vehicle, Robot Supply Depot, The Boneyard [41]
23 The Micro 3D Printer Kickstarter May 7, 2014 $50,000 $3,401,361 Consumer 3D printer supporting PLA or ABS, as well as proprietary Micro filament spools or standard 1.75 mm filament spools. [42]
24 The Dash Headphones Kickstarter Mar 31, 2014 $260,000 $3,390,551 World's First Wireless Smart In Ear Headphones. 1000 Songs. Performance Tracking. Body Sensors. Secure Fit. [43]
25 Double Fine Adventure Video game Kickstarter Mar 13, 2012 $400,000 $3,336,371 Point-and-click adventure game by Tim Schafer, designer of Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. Accompanied by a 2 Player Productions documentary. 87,142 backers, the most backers until surpassed by the Veronica Mars Movie Project in April 2013. Highest funded Kickstarter project until surpassed by the Pebble smartwatch in April 2012. Highest funded Kickstarter video game until surpassed by Project Eternity in October 2012. Credited with bringing in 60,000 first time backers on the Kickstarter platform, increasing the viability of crowdfunding in video games. [44][45][46][47]
26 Conan Miniatures board game Kickstarter Feb 11, 2015 $80,000 $3,327,757 Miniatures board game based on the works of Robert E. Howard, in which players take on the roles of Conan the Barbarian and his heroic companions. [48]
27 Reaper Miniatures Bones II Gaming miniatures Kickstarter Oct 26, 2013 $30,000 $3,169,610 Continue expanding the Reaper's Bones line by Reaper Miniatures that was previously funded on Aug 25, 2012. [49]
28 Project CARS Video game World Of Mass Development Nov 11, 2012 $3,108,600 $3,142,808 racing simulation video game by Slightly Mad Studios due to be released in November 2014. Note that Slightly Mad Studios themselves also contributed $2,072,400 to the overall funding for the game, amount raised is the total of public funding only. [50][51][52]
29 Wish I Was Here Movie Kickstarter May 24, 2013 $2,000,000 $3,105,473 Comedy drama film directed by Zach Braff and co-written with Adam J. Braff. Opening in in Theaters 18 July 2014. [53]

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30 FORM 1 3D Printer Kickstarter Oct 26, 2012 $100,000 $2,945,885 Stereolithography (SL) 3D printer created by Formlabs. High-resolution printing with plastic resin that creates layers as thin as 25 microns. Shipping began in May 2013. [55]
31 Wasteland 2 Video game Kickstarter Apr 17, 2012 $900,000 $2,933,252 Role-playing video game. Sequel to 1988's Wasteland, by members of the original team. [56]
32 Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones Headphones Indiegogo Nov 22, 2014 $250,000 $2,930,781 The latest fusion of fashion and functionality with external cat ear speakers and LED lights.. [57]
33 SCiO: Your Sixth Sense Spectrometer Kickstarter Jun 15, 2014 $200,000 $2,762,571 A tiny spectrometer (molecular sensor) that allows one to receive instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of food, medicine, and plants, sent directly to ones smartphone. [58]
34 Parcel Genie Gift Delivery Angels Den Feb 2012 $1,000,000 $2,600,000 Parcel Genie raised enough funds to create a new gift delivery service, allowing customers to send gifts to family and friends without having to enter their address. The recipient receives a notification and arranges for the gift to be delivered to whatever address they enter. [59] [60]
35 Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations Beer Indiegogo Aug 29, 2014 $1,000,000 $2,532,211 Stone Brewing Co. will open a brewery in Berlin, Germany and partially fund expansion by pre-selling beer from the Berlin brewery. The beer will be collaborations with other established breweries, released between late 2015 and 2017, and only available from the pre-sale. [61]
36 The Grid Website builder Independent Ongoing $70,000 $2,514,912 Website builder that uses Artificial intelligence algorithms to design and build websites based on content. [62][63]
37 Homestuck Adventure Game Adventure game Kickstarter Oct 4, 2012 $700,000 $2,485,506 Adventure game based on the Homestuck webcomic. Succeeded The Order of the Stick as the highest funded comic-related Kickstarter project. [64][65]
38 Lazer Team Movie Indiegogo Jul 6, 2014 $650,000 $2,480,334 Rooster Teeth, the company behind Red vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter, and RWBY, in their first feature-length movie tell the story of the an extraterrestrial intelligence project that received a one-time signal from outer space. This is a live action sci-fi comedy that takes place decades later in the aftermath of that event. Lazer Team is the highest successfully-funded film project on Indiegogo. [66]
39 Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display Kickstarter Sep 1, 2012 $250,000 $2,437,429 Virtual reality head-mounted display designed for gaming. The campaign video featured support from Michael Abrash, Mark Bolas, John Carmack, Cliff Bleszinski, David Helgason, Jack McCauley, Gabe Newell, Chris Roberts and Tim Sweeney. Development units began shipping in March 2013. Sold to Facebook for $2 billion in March 2014. [67][68]
40 3Doodler 3D printing pen Kickstarter Mar 25, 2013 $30,000 $2,344,134 3D printing pen developed by Peter Dilworth and Maxwell Bogue of WobbleWorks LLC. [69]
41 Hex: Shards of Fate Video game Kickstarter Jun 7, 2013 $300,000 $2,278,255 MMO fantasy trading card game. [70][71]
42 Gosnell Movie Movie Indiegogo May 12, 2014 $2,100,000 $2,241,043 Film about abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell who was convicted of 3 counts of first degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter and is currently serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. [72]
43 Camelot Unchained Video game Kickstarter May 2, 2013 $2,000,000 $2,232,933 Realm versus realm MMORPG. The success of the Kickstarter allowed City State Entertainment to secure an additional $3M of private funding. [73][74]
44 Planetary Annihilation Video game Kickstarter Sep 14, 2012 $900,000 $2,229,344 Real-time strategy video game by members of the Total Annihilation team. [75]
45 Solar Roadways Technology Indiegogo Jun 20, 2014 $1,000,000 $2,200,961 Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and... cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!! [76]
46 Kingdom Death: Monster Board game Kickstarter Jan 8, 2013 $35,000 $2,049,721 Cooperative board game set in a nightmare-horror world. Fight for your life, scavenge, craft, and band together to survive. [77]
47 Canary home security Home security Indiegogo Aug 26, 2013 $1,000,000 $1,961,464 Canary is a device packed with smart sensors that empowers users to keep their homes safe and secure — controlled through mobile devices. [78]
48 Blue Mountain State: The Movie Movie Kickstarter May 15, 2014 $1,500,000 $1,911,827 Feature length comedy based on the spike TV series [79]
49 Shadowrun Returns Video game Kickstarter Apr 29, 2012 $400,000 $1,836,447 Single-player tactical role-playing game in the Shadowrun universe, not to be confused with Shadowrun Online. [80]
50 Jolla Tablet Tablet Indiegogo Dec 9, 2014 $380,000 $2,506,418 Tablet powered with the MeeGo-based Linux Sailfish OS. They hit their goal for $380,000 on the first 2h15min. They reached the $1 Million milestone by selling 4467 tablets from its crowd funding program in less than 37 hours. And ended with 480% result of goal. [81]
51 Panono Hardware Companisto $100,000 €1,618,945 the world's first 360° x 360° throwable camera [82]
52 Scanadu Scout Health scanner Indiegogo Jul 20, 2013 $100,000 $1,664,375 The first Medical Tricorder. A scanner packed with sensors designed to read your vital signs and send them wirelessly to your smartphone in a few seconds, any time, anywhere. [83]
53 Warmachine: Tactics Video game Kickstarter Aug 10, 2013 $550,000 $1,578,950 Fantasy turn-based tactics video game set in the Warmachine universe. [84][85]
54 Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Video game Kickstarter Mar 10, 2013 $850,000 $1,538,425 Adventure game, third game in The Longest Journey series. [86]
55 ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone Space Telescope Kickstarter Jun 30, 2013 $1,000,000 $1,505,366 Launching and maintaining a publicly accessible Space Telescope. Partly funded by agreeing to take picture of funders' personal image from space with any background except for the sun. Launch is scheduled in 2015 [87]
56 Kreyos Smartwatch Indiegogo Aug 12, 2013 $100,000 $1,504,616 Smartwatch with voice and gesture control [88]
57 Elevation Dock Design Kickstarter Feb 11, 2012 $75,000 $1,464,706 Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone [89]
58 Road Hard Movie FundAnything Aug 2, 2013 $1,000,000 $1,445,889 American comedy-drama film co-written, produced, starring and directed by Adam Carolla and co-written with Kevin Hench. It is a comedy about the lives of aging road comics. Adam has since confirmed through a press conference that the film will co-star David Alan Grier, Illeana Douglas, Diane Farr, and Larry Miller. [90]
59 BIBLIOTHECA Product Design and print publishing Kickstarter Jul 27, 2014 $37,000 $1,440,435 A typography and publishing project by Adam Lewis Greene, consisting of "the Biblical Literature designed & crafted for reading, separated into four elegant volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, etc.," i.e., the Bible published in four volumes, using a modified American Standard Version and published without chapter or verse numbers. [91][92][93]
60 The Buccaneer 3D Printer Kickstarter Jun 29, 2013 $100,000 $1,438,765 Consumer 3D Printer created by Pirate3D [94]
61 The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint Movie Kickstarter Aug 21, 2013 $1,250,000 $1,418,910 Independent romantic horror comedy directed by Spike Lee [95]
62 Tabletop Season 3 - With Wil Wheaton! Television Indiegogo May 10, 2014 $500,000 $1,414,154 Season 3 of Tabletop staring Wil Wheaton [96]
63 Petzval Portrait Lens Photography Kickstarter Aug 24, 2013 $100,000 $1,396,149 Lomography recreation of the Petzval camera lens for modern cameras. Shipped to backers in the first half of 2014. [97]
64 Tesla Museum Museum Indiegogo Sep 29, 2012 $850,000 $1,370,461 Buy Nikola Tesla's old laboratory, known as the Wardenclyffe Tower, for turning it into a museum. Property purchased on May 2, 2013. [98]
65 Obduction Video game Kickstarter Nov 16, 2013 $1,100,000 $1,321,306 Adventure game from the creators of Myst and Riven [99]
66 LIFX LED light bulb Kickstarter Nov 14, 2012 $100,000 $1,314,542 WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb controlled with an iPhone or Android. [100]
67 Structure Sensor Technology Kickstarter Nov 1, 2013 $100,000 $1,290,439 Created by Occipital, a Structured light 3D scanner for iPad and other mobile devices that captures objects, people and rooms in 3D for augmented reality games, 3D scanning and indoor mapping. [101]
68 Airtame HDMI screen sharing Indiegogo Jan 21, 2014 $160,000 $1,260,148 Wireless HDMI screen-sharing on a TV, Projector or Monitor, compatible with almost all operating systems and computers. [102][103]
69 Freygeist E-Bike Companisto ongoing $500,000 €1,123,630 12 kg light E-Bike [104]
70 The Order of the Stick Comics Kickstarter Feb 21, 2012 $57,750 $1,254,120 Reprint Rich Burlew's out-of-print "The Order of the Stick" comic books to reach new readers [105]
71 Lima Technology Kickstarter Sep 8, 2013 $69,000 $1,229,074 An OpenWRT Linux-based hardware adapter for unifying USB-connected storage as Network-attached storage. [106][107][108]
72 Massive Chalice Video game Kickstarter Jun 27, 2013 $725,000 $1,229,015 Fantasy turn-based tactics video game. Double Fine Productions' second Kickstarter campaign, after Double Fine Adventure in March 2012. [109][110]
73 LIX 3D Printing Pen Kickstarter May 29, 2014 £30,000 £731,690 LIX is The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World, its enables you to doodle in the air. This professional tool offers you the comfort and pushes your creativity to another level. [111][112]
74 SmartThings Technology Kickstarter Sep 22, 2012 $250,000 $1,209,423 SmartThings' variety of plug-and-play switches will allow you to turn lights and appliances on and off remotely, or set them to turn on and off automatically at a preset time. [113][114]
75 Shadowrun: Hong Kong Video game Kickstarter Feb 17, 2015 $100,000 $1,204,726 Harebrained Schemes' next Single-player tactical role-playing game in the Shadowrun universe. Developed with an improved version of the Shadowrun Returns engine. [115]
76 Theatre Is Evil Music album Kickstarter May 31, 2012 $100,000 $1,192,793 Allows Amanda Palmer to create a new record, art book, and tour. [116]
77 Robot Dragonfly Technology Indiegogo Dec 31, 2012 $110,000 $1,140,975 Palm-sized UAV that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect; Designed for aerial photography, advanced gaming, R&D and security. [117]
78 Omni VR gaming device Kickstarter Jul 22, 2013 $150,000 $1,109,351 Omnidirectional treadmill-like device for use with virtual reality head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift. [118][119]
79 RigidBot 3D Printer Kickstarter May 10, 2013 $31,500 $1,092,098 A sturdy, customizable 3D printer that is easy to use and affordable for all. [120]
80 Pathfinder Online Video game Kickstarter Jan 14, 2013 $1,000,000 $1,091,194 Sandbox style MMORPG in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe. Second successful Kickstarter campaign for the game, contributing towards the full version. [121][122]
81 Kyl21 Molecular Ice Cream Companisto €250,000 €940,650 Molecular Ice Cream [123]
82 THE 10-YEAR HOODIE Clothing Kickstarter Apr 21, 2013 $50,000 $1,053,830 A unisex sweatshirt guaranteed for a decade [124]
83 Restore the Shore Community Indiegogo Jan 31, 2013 $1,250,000 $1,047,827 As part of the effort to help rebuild Seaside Heights, New Jersey - the heart of the Jersey Shore, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy [125]
84 CST-01 Watch Kickstarter Feb 22, 2013 $200,000 $1,026,292 A 0.80mm thin flexible wristwatch with an E Ink display housed in a single piece of stainless steel. [126]
85 Stromberg Movie Brainpool Feb 20, 2012 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Funded in one week by 3000 fans [127]
86 Divinity: Original Sin Video Game Kickstarter + PayPal Mar 27, 2013 $400,000 $1,000,000 A continuation of the Divine Divinity series of role-playing video games. The final $1 million stretch goal was reached with PayPal pledges taken into account. [128]

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