1. Breaking it down.
Thank you to The Economist for pointing out that Dance experienced the highest success rate of any category in 2012. One of our favorite fun facts!
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Daily chart: what works on Kickstarter. 44% of Kickstarter projects launched last year managed to raise the money they requested. Games raised the most cash, but dance projects were most likely to reach their funding targets.

    Breaking it down.

    Thank you to The Economist for pointing out that Dance experienced the highest success rate of any category in 2012. One of our favorite fun facts!

    theeconomist:

    Daily chart: what works on Kickstarter. 44% of Kickstarter projects launched last year managed to raise the money they requested. Games raised the most cash, but dance projects were most likely to reach their funding targets.

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  2. Film makes the cut.
$100 million pledged to independent film on Kickstarter since 2009. At least 86 films released in over 1,500 theaters. And a total of 8,567 successfully funded film and video projects. Clearly, filmmakers and audiences have created a home for new work on Kickstarter.
With Sundance 2013 just around the corner, we’re thrilled to note that this will mark the second year in a row that roughly 10% of the festival’s slate is comprised of Kickstarter-funded films. Congrats to all the filmmakers and backers! We’ll be rooting for ya.
For more from the world of film, check out the Best of Kickstarter 2012.

    Film makes the cut.

    $100 million pledged to independent film on Kickstarter since 2009. At least 86 films released in over 1,500 theaters. And a total of 8,567 successfully funded film and video projects. Clearly, filmmakers and audiences have created a home for new work on Kickstarter.

    With Sundance 2013 just around the corner, we’re thrilled to note that this will mark the second year in a row that roughly 10% of the festival’s slate is comprised of Kickstarter-funded films. Congrats to all the filmmakers and backers! We’ll be rooting for ya.

    For more from the world of film, check out the Best of Kickstarter 2012.

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  3. In the past three years, nearly 900,000 people have pledged their support to an independent filmmaker on Kickstarter, pledging more than $100 million to features, documentaries, shorts, webseries, and other film and video projects. Nearly $60 million has been pledged in the past 12 months alone.

    —We’re thrilled to announce a big milestone for independent filmmakers How big? Let’s take a look.

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