List of highest funded crowdfunding projects
This is an incomplete list of the highest funded crowdfunding projects, either successful or not.
Over 10 million
|1||Filecoin||Blockchain||Ethereum||September 7, 2017||-||$257,000,000||Filecoin is a decentralized data storage application.|
|2||Tezos||Blockchain||Ethereum, Bitcoin||July 14, 2017||-||$232,000,000||Tezos is a self-governing blockchain.|
|3||EOS||Blockchain||Ethereum||June 26, 2017||$100M||$185,000,000+||EOS is a blockchain operating system designed to support commercial decentralized applications.|
|4||Star Citizen||Video game||Kickstarter, Independent||Ongoing||$500k||$172,867,942+||Space combat video game being developed by Chris Roberts, designer of Wing Commander. By April 19, 2013, a combined $9,061,882 had been raised on Kickstarter and Roberts' own website. By March 2014, it had raised more than $39,680,576 through Roberts' own website and was listed as a Guinness World Record. As of October 29, 2017[update], Roberts' own website lists the funds raised as $163M+. Most of this total comes from pre-purchased in-game items which are sold on Roberts' website.|
|5||Bancor protocol||Blockchain||Ethereum||June 12, 2017||$100M||$153,000,000||The Bancor Protocal is a smart contracts platfrom that was built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The goal of the Bancor protocol is to solve a problem known in economics as the "Double Coincidence of Wants Problem" and offer a liquidity mechanism for tokens.|
|6||The DAO||Blockchain||Ethereum||May 28, 2016||$500K||$150,000,000||A publicly created and crowdfunded Decentralized Autonomous Organization, built on the Ethereum blockchain, that stored and transmitted Ether and Ethereum-based assets.
Funds were held programatically by design in the cryptocurrency known as Ether, the actual USD amount raised varied in line with the Ether|USD exchange rate at any given moment. Final raised amount was ETH 11.5 million. The amount listed is the conversion value of the raised Ethereum at the campaign end date.
|7||Polkadot||Blockchain||Ethereum||October 27, 2017||-||$144,000,000||Polkadot is a heterogeneous multichain.|
|8||Status||Blockchain||Ethereum||June 21, 2017||$12M||$103,000,000|
|9||Elio Motors||Other||Independent||Ongoing||-||$102,000,000||Elio Motors is designing a three-wheel vehicle that the company says will get up to 84 MPG. In October 2016, the company said it had received over 60,000 reservations. Their goal is to reach 65,000 reservations, and until they reach their goal, early adopters are able to reserve one of the vehicles for a locked price of $7,300 ($7,000 by completing the binding purchase agreement). After surpassing that milestone, the targeted base price for anyone that hasn't locked in is now $7,450.|
|10||TenX||Blockchain||Ethereum||June 24, 2017||$80M||$80,000,000
|TenX mission is to make any blockchain asset spendable anytime and anywhere. They offer a debit card system as one of their frontend solutions to customers and combine that with an open-source backend called COMIT that allows TenX to connect any blockchain through hashed timelock contracts (HTLCs). TenX raised 100,000 ETH in a pre-sale and another 145,000 ETH equivalent during their token sale on June 24th 2017.|
|11||æternity||Blockchain||Ethereum||Jun 9, 2017||-||$62,500,000.00||æternity is a new type of open-source, public, Blockchain-based distributed computing platform that innovates and expands upon existing platforms such as Bitcoin, Ethereum. Real-world data can interface with smart contracts through decentralized oracles. True scalability and trust-less Turing-complete state channels sets æternity apart from all other Blockchain 2.0 projects. Contribution was divided into two phases and closed by 9 June 2017. Total amount raised in Phase 1 + Phase 2 is over $62.5 million (at ETH and BTC valuation on 9 June 2017).|
|12||MobileGo||Blockchain||Ethereum, Waves platform||May 24, 2017||-||$53,069,235||MobileGo tokens will be used to gamify the mobile platform, and to incentivize gamers for loyalty and participation through rewards. MobileGo tokens will also allow for smart contract technology. MobileGo tokens will allow for the development of a decentralized virtual mobile gamer marketplace, the ability for gamer vs. gamer decentralized match play, and decentralized tournaments run on smart contracts.|
|13||Basic Attention Token||Blockchain||Ethereum||May 31, 2017||-||$35,000,000||Basic Attention Token is a token on the Brave browser. BAT allows marketers to sell and publishers to buy ads without exposing users to constant tracking. Targeting is handled by the browser. The user gets paid a small amount for viewing ads. The initial coin offering sold out in under 30 seconds.|
|Power Ledger||Blockchain||Ethereum||October 6, 2017||$100M AUD||$34,000,000 AUD||POWR token sale is Australia's first initial coin offering. The company raised half of the total funds in three days during its pre-sale.|
|15||Polybius||Blockchain Bank||Bitcoin, Ethereum||Ongoing||$25M for bank with Digital Pass.
(Ladderized target with flexible plan.)
= 3,650,521 PLBT
|Project: Polybius Bank is a project aimed to create the world's first fully digital bank that is EU-regulated and crowdfunded by its own users through tokens ($PLBT).|
|16||Aragon||Blockchain||Ethereum||May 17, 2017||-||$25,000,000||Aragon is a management platform for decentralized organizations. Aragon implements organizational features such as governance, fundraising, payroll and accounting. Aragon launched a token sale for the Aragon Network, the world's first decentralized jurisdiction. The Aragon Network will provide organizations subscribed to it with services such as a decentralized arbitration system or a code upgradeability mechanism. The token sale closed in about 15 minutes, peaking at a rate of $122,000 per second.|
|17||Pebble Time||Smartwatch||Kickstarter||Mar 27, 2015||$500K||$20,338,986||The Pebble Time is the second generation version of the smartwatch called the Pebble. The Pebble itself was one of the highest backed projects on Kickstarter.|
|18||Prison Architect||Video game||Independent, Steam Early Access||Oct 6, 2015||-||$19,000,000||Prison construction and management simulation game by Introversion Software. It was made available as a paid alpha pre-order on September 25, 2012 and was one of the initial games in Valve's Steam Early Access program when it was launched.|
|19||Ethereum||Blockchain||Independent||Sep 2, 2014||-||$18,439,086[not in citation given][third-party source needed]||Ethereum is a public blockchain-based distributed computing platform, featuring smart contract functionality and a cryptocurrency, Ether.|
|20||Cosmos||Blockchain||Independent||Apr 6, 2017||$17,000,000||Cosmos aims to create a network of ledgers to solve long-standing problems in the cryptocurrency and blockchain communities.|
|21||TokenCard||Blockchain||Ethereum||May 3, 2017||-||$16,516,286||TokenCard is a depositless Ethereum-based mobile banking platform that aims to integrate the Ethereum Economy into the daily life of consumers globally.|
|22||Waves platform||Blockchain||Independent||May 31, 2016||-||$16,436,095||Waves (stylised WAVES) is a non-permissioned, non-privatized blockchain that intends to deal with banks national currencies. It raised 2 million in 24 hours and has a partnership with the Mycelium wallet. It raised 29,636 bitcoins.|
|23||Qtum||Blockchain||hybrid blockchain platform||March 21, 2017.||-||$15,664,829.30||Qtum [pronounced Quantum] is a hybrid blockchain platform that runs the EVM on bitcoins core allowing smart contracts to exist in a mobile environment. Qtum Raised $15,664,829.30 in a crowd sale campaign that sold out in 5 days. The campaign started March 16, 2017 and ended in 117 hours when it was sold out March 21, 2017.|
|24||Cofound.it||Blockchain||Ethereum||June 7, 2017||56565 ETH ($~14.8M)||$14,700,000||A distributed VC ecosystem. Cofound.it is a distributed global platform that connects exceptional startups, experts and investors worldwide. It will first be built by the blockchain community for the blockchain community — and then for the whole world.|
|25||Coolest Cooler||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Aug 29, 2014||$50K||$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.|
|26||Ubuntu Edge||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Aug 21, 2013||$32M||$12,814,196||The Ubuntu Edge was a proposed "high concept" smartphone announced by Canonical Ltd. on 22 July 2013.|
|27||Gnosis||Other||Ethereum||Apr 24, 2017||$12.5M||$12,500,000|
|28||Flow Hive||Food||Indiegogo||Apr 19, 2015||$70K||$12,174,187||Flow Hive is a new type of domesticated bee hive box with a valve, where the beekeeper can extract honey from the hive without disturbing the bees.|
|29||iEx.ec||Other||Ethereum||April 19, 2017||10,000 BTC||$12,158,963|
|30||Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues||Video game||Kickstarter, Independent, Steam Early Access||Ongoing||$1M||$11,610,287||Richard Garriott returns to the fantasy RPG genre. Of the total amount, $1,919,275 was raised on Kickstarter.|
|31||ICONOMI Digital Assets Management platform||Other||Ethereum||Sep 29, 2016||2000 BTC ($~1.2M)||$10,682,516.42||ICONOMI Digital Assets Management platform enables simple access to a variety of digital assets and combined Digital Asset Arrays.|
|32||BauBax||Other||Kickstarter, Indiegogo||Ongoing||$20K||$10,271,965||The campaign was launched on July 7, 2015. By August 2015, BauBax had raised $3.7 million and was the most funded clothing project in Kickstarter history. By September 11, 2015, it had raised $9.7 million. The Travel Jacket comes with 15 unique features including a built-in Neck Pillow, Eye Mask, Gloves, Earphone Holders, Drink Pocket and Tech Pockets of all sizes. Available in four styles: hoodie/sweatshirt, fleece lined bomber, wrinkle free blazer with removable hoodie, and a windbreaker.|
|33||Pebble||Smartwatch||Kickstarter||May 18, 2012||$100K||$10,266,845||E-Paper smartwatch. Third highest funded project on Kickstarter. Shipping to backers began on 23 Jan 2013.|
|33||Exploding Kittens||Board game||Kickstarter||Feb 19, 2015||$10K||$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. By January 28, 2015, it passed 107,000 backers, making it the most backed Kickstarter to date.|
|34||Golem||Blockchain||Ethereum, Independent||Nov 11, 2016||$8.6M||$8,600,000||Distributed, open sourced, supercomputer built on the Ethereum network. Made up of a global sharing economy network of computers that 'rent' out their computing power. Project hit its goal in 29 minutes.|
|35||Ouya||Video game||Kickstarter||Aug 9, 2012||$950K||$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.|
|36||Gut Weißenhaus||Other||Companisto||Mar 27, 2015||$2M||$8,148,450||Real estate|
|37||Shenmue III||Video game||Kickstarter, Independent||Ongoing||$2M||$6,333,295||Sequel to Shenmue II for PC and PlayStation 4.|
|38||FirstBlood Crowdsale||Software||Ethereum||Sep 26, 2016||$5,500,000||$6,267,767.32||FirstBlood is the first decentralized app, built on top of Ethereum, that allows eSports enthusiasts to compete in their favorite games through a decentralized, automated platform. The FirstBlood Token ("1SŦ"), sold during its crowdsale, is a utility token that can be used on FirstBlood's decentralized software.
The campaign raised over $5 million in less than five minutes.
|39||Pono Music||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Apr 15, 2014||$800K||$6,225,354||Digital music player using the FLAC audio file format under development by musician Neil Young and his company Pono Music.|
|40||Mayday PAC||Other||Independent||Jul 4, 2014||$6M||$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.
As of May 22, 2016, Mayday PAC is the largest crowdfunding campaign for non-profit purposes.
|41||Fidget Cube||Other||Kickstarter||Oct 19, 2016||$15K||$6,038,945||A desk toy designed to help users focus.|
|42||Veronica Mars||Movie||Kickstarter||Apr 13, 2013||$2M||$5,702,153||Feature-length film continuation of the Veronica Mars television series.|
|43||Lisk||Software||Bitcoin, Independent||Mar 21, 2016||-||$5,700,000||Lisk is a crypto-currency and decentralized application platform. As a crypto-currency it provides a decentralized payment system and digital money network. The Lisk decentralized application platform allows the deployment, distribution and monetisation of decentralized applications and custom blockchains (sidechains) onto the Lisk blockchain.|
|44||Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night||Video game||Kickstarter||Jun 12, 2015||$500,000||$5,545,991||Metroidvania video game, by former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi. Succeeded Torment: Tides of Numenera as the highest funded Kickstarter video game, was succeeded by Shenmue III in July 2015.|
|45||DigixDAO Crowdsale||Blockchain||Ethereum||Mar 30, 2016||$500K||$5,500,000[third-party source needed]||DigixDAO crowdsale offered DGD tokens where each DGD token entitles you to an apportioned return on DGX (first gold standard token on the Ethereum platform) transactional volume in the form of DGX tokens. The DGD token holder also gets a pledging say on the projects built around the DGX transactional system and there's a majority rule applied to release funds for business expenses paid to peripherals. The sale concluded in a mere 12 hours as the maximum was reached.|
|46||The Grid||Software||Independent||Ongoing||$70K||$5,489,376||Website builder that uses Artificial intelligence algorithms to design and build websites based on content.|
|47||Project Bring Back Reading Rainbow for Every Child, Everywhere||Movie||Kickstarter||Jul 2, 2014||$1M||$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.|
|48||Augur||Blockchain||Ethereum, Independent||October 1, 2015||none||$5,133,000[third-party source needed]||An open-source, decentralized prediction market built using Blockchain technology. The project seeks to leverage the Wisdom of Crowds (also known as "collective intelligence") — and the open, global, peer-to-peer, distributed ledger functionality that blockchain technology provides — to generate better forecasts about any future event involving any major topic of widespread interest.|
|49||Restore King Chapel Now. Every Day & Dollar Counts||Other||Indiegogo||May 22, 2015||$8M||$5,048,213||Restore Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, the only religious building named after Dr. King located at Morehouse College.|
|50||An Hour of Code for Every Student||Other||Indiegogo||Dec 15, 2014||$5M||$5,024,281||Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science at Code.org.|
|51||Mastercoin||Software||Bitcoin, Independent||Sep 1, 2013||-||$5,000,000||Mastercoin is a digital currency and communications protocol built on the Bitcoin block chain. It is one of several efforts to enable complex financial functions in a cryptocurrency.|
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|52||Filippo Loreti||Watch||Kickstarter, Independent||29 Dec 2016||$20k||€4,809,548||Mechanical watch. Became the most crowdfunded timepiece in history with the first campaign raising 926'960 EUR. The second Kickstarter campaign beat the record again, raising 4,809,548 EUR.|||
|53||Torment: Tides of Numenera||Video game||Kickstarter, Independent||13 May 2016||$4.5M||$4,782,227||Fantasy role-playing video game. Succeeded Project Eternity as the highest funded Kickstarter video game. It raised $4,188,927 on Kickstarter. Including private backers, the project's developers said they had enough to reach their goal of $4.5M. InXile's second Kickstarter project, after Wasteland 2 in April 2012.|||
|54||Synereo||Blockchain||BnktotheFuture, independent||18 Oct. 2016||$4,701,421||Decentralized computation and hosting platform, allowing Web-Application to exist without centralized servers. Synereo raised over $4.7M, selling AMPs, the organization's native cryptocurrency, as well as shares of Synereo LTD.|||
|55||G-RO||Other||Indiegogo, Kickstarter||Dec 12, 2015||$125,000||$4,573,569||Carry-on smart luggage with a built-in tablet stand, charging station, two USB ports, a 23,000 mAh battery pack, a location tracker and a wireless proximity tracker. In the first day of the funding campaign, G-RO raised $360,000 in pledges, nearly three times its initial $125,000 goal.|||
|56||Super Troopers 2||Movie||Indiegogo||Apr 25, 2015||$2M||$4,445,180||Sequel to the 2002 movie Super Troopers. Funding still in progress.|||
|45||ZrCoin||Blockchain||WAVES, Independent||Ongoing (planned to end Jun 9, 2017)||$3.5M||$4.2M||Funds earned from the ZrCoin crowdsale will be used to a fund zirconium dioxide plant in Russia|||
|57||Mighty No. 9||Video game||Kickstarter||Oct 1, 2013||$900K||$4,046,579||Sci-fi action/platform video game. Including private backers, the project raised over $4M.|||
|58||Pillars of Eternity||Video game||Kickstarter, Independent||Oct 16, 2012||$1.1M||$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.|||
|59||Micro Drone 3.0||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||August 16, 2015||$75k||$3,576,22||World's most advanced, small size Drone featuring a Camera, live streaming video and micro gimbal. Extreme Fliers is founded by Vernon Kerswell, a London-based robotics startup.|||
|60||Reaper Miniatures Bones||Board game||Kickstarter||Aug 25, 2012||$30K||$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|||
|61||The Micro||3D printing||Kickstarter||May 7, 2014||$50K||$3,401,361||Consumer 3D printer supporting PLA or ABS, as well as proprietary Micro filament spools or standard 1.75 mm filament spools.|||
|62||The Dash||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Mar 31, 2014||$260K||$3,390,551|||
|63||Double Fine Adventure
(Subsequently renamed to Broken Age)
|Video game||Kickstarter||Mar 13, 2012||$400K||$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.|||
|64||Conan||Board game||Kickstarter||Feb 11, 2015||$80K||$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.|||
|65||Reaper Miniatures Bones II||Board game||Kickstarter||Oct 26, 2013||$30K||$3,169,610||Continue expanding the Reaper's Bones line by Reaper Miniatures that was previously funded on Aug 25, 2012.|||
|66||Project CARS||Video game||World of Mass Development||Nov 11, 2012||$3.1M||$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.|||
|67||Wish I Was Here||Movie||Kickstarter||May 24, 2013||$2M||$3,105,473||Comedy drama film directed by Zach Braff and co-written with Adam J. Braff. Opening in Theaters 18 July 2014.|||
|68||Battletech||Video game||Kickstarter, BackerKit||early 2016||$250K||$2,996,286.08||A turn-based strategy video game by Harebrained Schemes set in the Battletech universe. Total includes $2,785,537.13 raised on Kickstarter (with an additional $79,850 raised through Paypal during the campaign) and $130,898.95 raised in BackerKit as of December 19, 2015. The Kickstarter campaign ended on November 3, 2015.|||
|69||FORM 1||3D printing||Kickstarter||Oct 26, 2012||$100K||$2,945,885||Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer created by Formlabs. High-resolution printing with plastic resin that creates layers as thin as 25 microns. Shipping began in May 2013.|||
|70||Wasteland 2||Video game||Kickstarter||Apr 17, 2012||$900K||$2,933,252||Role-playing video game. Sequel to 1988's Wasteland, by members of the original team.|||
|71||Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Nov 22, 2014||$250K||$2,930,781||The latest fusion of fashion and functionality with external cat ear speakers and LED lights.|||
|72||Växande hyresbestånd i centrala lägen||Other||Tessin||2016-08-01||$2,835,482||Real estate|
|73||Opal Nugget Ice Maker||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Aug 27, 2015||$150K||$2,778,019||Opal is an icemaker designed for the enthusiasts: people who drop by their favorite restaurant on the weekend to pick up a bag of that special soft ice|||
|74||The Vegetarian Butcher Plant-Based Plant||Food||NPEX||October 27, 2015||€1M||€2.499.500 (legal limit)||On October 4 a campaign was started to raise money for the Vegetarian Butcher plant-based plant in Breda. Bonds were issued at a value of €500 each. €2.5 M bonds were sold in three weeks.|||
|75||SCiO: Your Sixth Sense||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Jun 15, 2014||$200K||$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 one's smartphone.|||
|76||Parcel Genie||Other||Angels Den||Feb 2012||$1M||$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.|||
|77||Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations||Food||Indiegogo||Aug 29, 2014||$1M||$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.|||
|78||Jolla Tablet||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Dec 9, 2014||$380K||$2,506,418||Tablet powered with the MeeGo-based Linux Sailfish OS. It hit the goal for 380k in 2h15min. It reached the $1 million milestone by selling 4,467 tablets in less than 37 hours.|||
|79||Homestuck Adventure Game||Video game||Kickstarter||Oct 4, 2012||$700K||$2,485,506||Adventure game based on the Homestuck webcomic. Succeeded The Order of the Stick as the highest funded comic-related Kickstarter project.|||
|80||Lazer Team||Movie||Indiegogo||Jul 6, 2014||$650K||$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 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.|||
|81||Oculus Rift||Video game||Kickstarter||Sep 1, 2012||$250K||$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.|||
|82||Kingdom Come: Deliverance||Video game||Kickstarter, independent||Ongoing||$300K||$2,413,756||Open-world sandbox medieval RPG video game from Warhorse Studios lead designer Dan Vavra, writer and director of Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. Set in the 15th century medieval Kingdom of Bohemia with a focus on historically accurate and realistic content. The game will be a single-player experience with branching quest lines and a highly interactive world encouraging emergent gameplay.|
|83||3Doodler||3D printing||Kickstarter||Mar 25, 2013||$30K||$2,344,134||3D printing pen developed by Peter Dilworth and Maxwell Bogue of WobbleWorks LLC.|||
|84||Hex: Shards of Fate||Video game||Kickstarter||Jun 7, 2013||$300K||$2,278,255||MMO fantasy trading card game.|||
|85||PlexiDrone Camera Drone||Camera Gear||Indiegogo||Dec 3, 2015||$100K||$2,269,158||Ultra-Portable camera drone. Snap-together in 1 Minute. Capture Stunning Aerial Film & Photos with Ease!|||
|86||Gosnell Movie||Movie||Indiegogo||May 12, 2014||$2.1M||$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.|||
|87||Camelot Unchained'||Video game||Kickstarter||May 2, 2013||$2M||$2,232,933||Realm versus realm MMORPG. The success of the Kickstarter allowed City State Entertainment to secure an additional $3M of private funding.|||
|88||Planetary Annihilation||Video game||Kickstarter||Sep 14, 2012||$900K||$2,229,344||Real-time strategy video game by members of the Total Annihilation team.|||
|89||Solar Roadways||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Jun 20, 2014||$1M||$2,200,961||Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and... cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!!|||
|90||Bluesmart||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Dec 1, 2014||$50K||$2,121,650||Bluesmart created the world's first smart, connected carry-on luggage featuring location tracking, remote lock and battery charger.|||
|91||Soylent (drink)||Food||Tilt.com||Apr 20, 2013||$100K||$2,100,000||The success of the campaign allowed the team to secure an additional $1.5M of private funding.|||
|92||CHIP - The World's First 9 Dollar Computer||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Jun 6, 2015||$50K||$2,071,927||A computer with a 1 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and 4GB onboard storage. It was successfully funded in its first 6 hours. It is the size of a payment card.|||
|93||Kingdom Death: Monster||Board game||Kickstarter||Jan 8, 2013||$35K||$2,049,721||Cooperative board game set in a nightmare-horror world. Fight for your life, scavenge, craft, and band together to survive.|||
|94||Curing Batten Disease||Other||Experiment.com||Sep 1, 2015||$1M||$1,972,706||Scientific research project to find a cure for CLN6-specific rare genetic disease, also called Batten disease, which has no cure.|||
|95||Canary home security||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Aug 26, 2013||$1M||$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.|||
|96||Greek Bailout Fund||Other||Indiegogo||Jul 6, 2015||€1,600,000,000||€1,930,577||Campaign to fund the bailout charge for the Greek financial crisis.|||
|97||Blue Mountain State: The Movie||Movie||Kickstarter||May 15, 2014||$1.5M||$1,911,827||Feature length comedy based on the spike TV series|||
|98||Shadowrun Returns||Video game||Kickstarter||Apr 29, 2012||$400K||$1,836,447||Single-player tactical role-playing game in the Shadowrun universe, not to be confused with Shadowrun Online.|||
|99||Elite: Dangerous||Video game||Kickstarter, Independent||Jan 4, 2013||£1.25M||£1,578,316||Space trading and combat simulator from Frontier Developments, fourth game in the Elite series.|
|100||Scythe||Board game||Kickstarter||Nov 6, 2015||$33K||$1,810,295||Scythe is a board game for 1-5 competitors by Jamey Stegmaier|||
|101||Oomi||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||June 19, 2015||$50K||$1,767,042||Provides home security, entertainment enhancement, and ambiance control. The first smart home to incorporate NFC-based technology to simplify the device pairing process.|||
|102||Ashes of Creation||Game||Intrepid Studios||Jun 3, 2017||$750k||$1,730,395||Upcoming MMORPG Ashes of Creation hit its goal of 750 thousand dollars in less than 12h|||
|103||Scanadu Scout||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Jul 20, 2013||$100K||$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.|||
|105||Warmachine: Tactics||Video game||Kickstarter||Aug 10, 2013||$550K||$1,578,950||Fantasy turn-based tactics video game set in the Warmachine universe.|||
|106||Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey||Video game||Kickstarter||Mar 10, 2013||$850K||$1,538,425||Adventure game, third game in The Longest Journey series.|||
|107||LOVE ARMY FOR SOMALIA||Other||GoFundMe||Ongoing||$1,000,000||$1,524,510||A charitable fundraiser partnering with Turkish Airlines to send aid to disadvantaged Somalian citizens.|||
|108||Kano||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Dec 19, 2013||$100K||$1,522,160||Mass manufacture a DIY computer kit|||
|109||ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Jun 30, 2013||$1M||$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|||
|110||Kreyos||Smartwatch||Indiegogo||Aug 12, 2013||$100K||$1,504,616||Smartwatch with voice and gesture control|||
|111||Freygeist||Computing hardware||Companisto||$500K||€1,500,000||12 kg light E-Bike|||
|112||Mass Fidelity||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Nov 30, 2014||$48K||$1,489,071||A compact portable wireless speaker with claimed ‘better than stereo’ sound.|||
|113||Elevation Dock||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Feb 11, 2012||$75K||$1,464,706||Elevation Dock: The Best Dock For iPhone|||
|114||Noob, le jeu vidéo !||Video game||Ulule||Nov 12, 2017||€90K||€1,246,153||Fantasy role-playing video game based on the french web series Noob, created by Fabien Fournier.|||
|115||Road Hard||Movie||FundAnything||Aug 2, 2013||$1M||$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.|||
|116||BIBLIOTHECA||Other||Kickstarter||Jul 27, 2014||$37K||$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.|||
|117||The Buccaneer||3D printing||Kickstarter||Jun 29, 2013||$100K||$1,438,765||Consumer 3D Printer created by Pirate3D|||
|118||The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint||Movie||Kickstarter||Aug 21, 2013||$1.25M||$1,418,910||Independent romantic horror comedy directed by Spike Lee||.|
|119||Tabletop Season 3 - With Wil Wheaton!||Movie||Indiegogo||May 10, 2014||$500K||$1,414,154||Season 3 of Tabletop starring Wil Wheaton|||
|120||Petzval Portrait Lens||Other||Kickstarter||Aug 24, 2013||$100K||$1,396,149||Lomography recreation of the Petzval camera lens for modern cameras. Shipped to backers in the first half of 2014.|||
|121||Tesla Museum||Other||Indiegogo||Sep 29, 2012||$850K||$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.|||
|122||Million Dollars, But... The Game||Board game||Kickstarter||Jun 10, 2016||$10K||$1,353,024||Card game version of the popular show produced by Rooster Teeth.|||
|123||System Shock||Video game||Kickstarter||Nov 30, 2015||$900K||$1,350,700||A complete remake of the genre defining classic computer game from 1994|||
|124||LimeSDR||Wireless hardware||Crowd Supply||Apr 5, 2017||$500k||$1,343,742||Software defined radio board for 2G, 3G 4G, 5G cellular / various IoT / WiFi / generic wireless systems between 100 kHz and 3.8 GHz. Backed by EE and Ubuntu. Crowd Supply's first $1m crowd fund.|||
|125||Ravean||Other||Kickstarter||Nov 30, 2015||$100K||$1,330,293||Heated jacket|||
|126||Obduction||Video game||Kickstarter||Nov 16, 2013||$1.1M||$1,321,306||Adventure game from the creators of Myst and Riven|||
|127||LIFX||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Nov 14, 2012||$100K||$1,314,542||WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb controlled with an iPhone or Android.|||
|128||Airtame||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Jan 21, 2014||$160K||$1,260,148||Wireless HDMI screen-sharing on a TV, Projector or Monitor, compatible with almost all operating systems and computers.|||
|129||Muv-Luv||Video game||Kickstarter||Nov 3, 2015||$250K||$1,255,444||English localization of Muv-Luv visual novel trilogy, consisting of Muv-Luv (which comes in two parts: "Muv-Luv Extra" and "Muv-Luv Unlimited") and its sequel Muv-Luv Alternative.|||
|130||The Order of the Stick||Other||Kickstarter||Feb 21, 2012||$57.75K||$1,254,120||Reprint Rich Burlew's out-of-print "The Order of the Stick" comic books to reach new readers|||
|131||Lima||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Sep 8, 2013||$69K||$1,229,074||An OpenWRT Linux-based hardware adapter for unifying USB-connected storage as Network-attached storage.|||
|132||Massive Chalice||Video game||Kickstarter||Jun 27, 2013||$725K||$1,229,015||Fantasy turn-based tactics video game. Double Fine Productions' second Kickstarter campaign, after Double Fine Adventure in March 2012.|||
|133||LIX||3D printing||Kickstarter||May 29, 2014||£30K||£731,690||LIX is The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World, it enables you to doodle in the air. This professional tool offers you the comfort and pushes your creativity to another level.|||
|134||SmartThings||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Sep 22, 2012||$250K||$1,209,423|||
|135||Shadowrun: Hong Kong||Video game||Kickstarter||Feb 17, 2015||$100K||$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.|||
|136||Theatre Is Evil||Other||Kickstarter||May 31, 2012||$100K||$1,192,793||Allows Amanda Palmer to create a new record, art book, and tour.|||
|137||Luna Sleep||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Mar 26, 2015||$100K||$1,190,672||"Smart" bed cover that allows for bed cooling/heating and IFTTT integrations to other integrated Internet of Things products.|||
|138||Robot Dragonfly||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Dec 31, 2012||$110K||$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.|||
|139||Range 15||Movie||Indiegogo||Jun 26, 2015||$325K||$1,123,585||Military movie.|||
|140||LIV Swiss Watches||Watches||Kickstarter||Feb 19 2016||$40,000||$1,119,029||At the time this campaign ended the LIV GX1-A was the most funded Swiss timepiece in crowdfunding HISTORY.|
|141||Turris Omnia||Computing hardware||Indiegogo||Ongoing||$100K||$1,116,258||More than just a router. The open-source center of your home. Turris Omnia is a powerful and extensible open source router. It features an open Linux-based operating system with automatic updates and extra security measures. Besides being a router, Turris Omnia is powerful enough to serve as small home server.|||
|142||Pulse||Camera Accessory||Kickstarter||Dec 11th, 2015||$50K||$1,110,820||Remote camera trigger which allows DSLR cameras to be controlled via a smartphone. Campaign funded between November and December 2015.|||
|143||Omni||Video game||Kickstarter||Jul 22, 2013||$150K||$1,109,351||Omnidirectional treadmill-like device for use with virtual reality head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift.|||
|144||Friday the 13th: The Game||Video game||Kickstarter
|13 May 2016||$700K / Pre-order on BackerKit||$1,095,143.40||A survival horror multiplayer video game in which 8 people play: 1 plays Jason Voorhees while the rest play counselors at Camp Crystal Lake trying to survive|||
|145||RigidBot||3D printing||Kickstarter||May 10, 2013||$31.5K||$1,092,098||A sturdy, customizable 3D printer that is easy to use and affordable for all.|||
|146||Pathfinder Online||Video game||Kickstarter||Jan 14, 2013||$1M||$1,091,194||Sandbox style MMORPG in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe. Second successful Kickstarter campaign for the game, contributing towards the full version.|||
|147||Kyl21||Food||Companisto||€250K||€940,650||Molecular ice cream|||
|148||THE 10-YEAR HOODIE||Other||Kickstarter||Apr 21, 2013||$50K||$1,053,830||A unisex sweatshirt guaranteed for a decade|||
|149||Restore the Shore||Other||Indiegogo||Jan 31, 2013||$1.25M||$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|||
|150||CST-01||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Feb 22, 2013||$200K||$1,026,292||A 0.80mm thin flexible wristwatch with an E Ink display housed in a single piece of stainless steel.|||
|151||Structure Sensor||Computing hardware||Kickstarter||Nov 1, 2013||$100K||$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.|||
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