Kickstarter Pledges Up 259 Percent In 2011

Kickstarter Pledges Up 259 Percent In 2011

Kickstarter Pledges Up 259 Percent In 2011
Fundraising site Kickstarter received more than $99 million in pledges in 2011, a 259 percent increase from the more than $27 million pledged in 2010, according to a Billboard.biz report. The number of successful Kickstarter projects increased 203 percent to more than 11 million, while Kickstarter.com visitors increased 269 percent to more than 30 million. Music-focused projects were the second highest-grossing category in 2011, earning $19.8 million in pledges, following film, which received $32 million in pledges. (1/11)

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