2013 was a fantastic year all around the world for crowdfundingEquity crowdfunding (and similar) laws have been enacted in many countries, as well as in individual US states.  Reward-based crowdfunding platforms continued to facilitate the transfer of millions of dollars.  Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the two largest platforms, remain on top of the crowdfunding world in terms of popularity and the total amount of money crowdfunded.  Below is a list of the most crowdfunded projects of all time (as of January 1, 2014).  We compiled the data directly from the websites.



  1. Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android – $10,266,845
  2. OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console – $8,596,474
  3. The Veronica Mars Movie Project – $5,702,153
  4. Torment: Tides of Numenera – $4,188,927
  5. Project Eternity – $3,986,929
  6. Mighty No. 9 – $3,845,170
  7. Reaper Miniatures Bones: An Evolution Of Gaming Miniatures – $3,429,235
  8. Double Fine Adventure – $3,336,371
  9. Reaper Miniatures Bones II: The Return Of Mr Bones! – $3,169,610
  10. WISH I WAS HERE – $3,105,473


  1. Ubuntu Edge – $12,814,216
  2. Canary: the first smart home security device for everyone – $1,961,862
  3. Scanadu Scout, the first medical tricorder – $1,664,574
  4. KREYOS: The only smartwatch with voice and gesture control – $1,502,689
  5. Let’s build a goddamn Tesla museum – $1,370,461
  6. Geek Pulse: a digital audio awesomifer for your desktop – $1,174,075
  7. Robot Dragonfly – Micro aerial vehicle – $1,140,975
  8. Restore the shore – $1,047,827
  9. StickNFind – Bluetooth powered ultra small location stickers – $931,870
  10. Panono – Panoramic Ball Camera – $893,058

Brief conclusions and predictions: Crowdfunding is growing. Perks matter: technology projects that offer serious gadgets to backers tend to raise the most money. The next most successful category seems to be video games in the pre-development stage that go viral within the gaming community. And last but not least are projects that feature celebrities (i.e. Zach Braff and Kristen Bell). People like getting things in return for their donations and support, so we expect equity crowdfunding – with its promise to make backers actual owners – to eventually take center stage and eclipse its reward-based counterpart.

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