The top 10 most popular Kickstarters of all time

January 15, 2018

Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has become one of the most powerful crowdfunding platforms in the world. According to Wikipedia, its “received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects.”

That’s pretty impressive.

Not only is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to get a jump start on their businesses, it’s also a great place to look for cool new products. You can find anything from crystal bacon (seriously) to sports jackets to sword-shaped tie clips.

Weirdness aside, here are the top 10 most funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time:

  1. Pebble Time

# of backers: 78,471

$ pledged: $20,338,986

Pebble Time is one of the world’s first real smartwatches. It has a color, e-paper display. It is beautifully designed to fit on your wrist comfortably. These stylish watches a customizable to perfectly fit your style.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • 7 days of battery
  • Microphone for voice replies
  • Water resistant
  • Compatible with 6,500+ apps

Click here to view the campaign.

  1. Coolest Cooler

# of backers: 62,642

$ pledged: $13,285,226

This ain’t your momma’s cooler. It’s much more than just a food holder. The Coolest Cooler is jam packed with tons of amazing features, including: a built-in blender, waterproof Bluetooth speakers, and a USB charger.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • LED lid light
  • Cutting board
  • Huge tires for easy rolling
  • Bottle opener
  • Storage for plates and a knife

Click here to view the campaign.

  1. Pebble 2, Time 2

# of backers: 66,673

$ pledged: $12,779,843

From the same company that made the Pebble, the Pebble 2 and Time 2 are heartrate-enabled smartwatches designed for runners. These watches also have a color, e-paper display. They are light, thin, and have a modern classic design.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • Allows for phone-free running
  • GPS
  • Available in gold or silver
  • Waterproof
  • Mult-day battery life

Click here to view their campaign.

  1. Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5

# of backers: 19,264

$ pledged: $12,393,139

A sequel to Monster (another successful Kickstarter campaign), Kingdom Death is a cooperative board game where you and the other players battle it out against a bunch of scary creatures. If you’re into creepy things, this game is for you.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • Incredibly detailed playing pieces
  • Beautiful artistry
  • Additional add-ons available

Click here to view the campaign.

  1. Pebble E-Paper Watch

# of backers: 68,929

$ pledged: $10,266,845

Yes, another Pebble. This was their first Kickstarter campaign (then came the Pebble and then the Pebble 2). This customizable watch connects to both iPhone and Android phones via Bluetooth. The screen is outdoor-readable, making it easy-to-read no matter where you are.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • Water resistant
  • Vibrating notifications
  • Highly customizable
  • Shatter resistant lenses

Click here to view the campaign.

  1. The World’s Best Travel Jacket

# of backers: 44,949

$ pledged: $9,192,055

This jacket literally has it all: built-in neck pillow, eye mask, gloves, blanket pocket, phone pocket, sunglasses pocket, earphone holders, drink pocket, and tech pockets. If you’re a frequent traveler, then you definitely want to get one of these.

Here are some of the key features:

  • Supreme quality fabric
  • Multiple styles: blazer, bomber, windbreaker, and sweatshirt
  • Multiple colors: charcoal, blue, red, and black

Click here to view their campaign.

  1. Exploding Kittens

# of backers: 219,382

$ pledged: $8,782,571

For reals. This is a thing. According to the description, Exploding Kittens is a “highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette.” It’s pretty straightforward. Players take turns picking up cards and try to avoid getting blown up.

Here are some of the key features:

  • Creators worked at Xbox, Marvel, and The Oatmeal
  • Fun (and ridiculous) designs
  • Provides hours of endless entertainment

Click here to view their campaign.

  1. OUYA Video Game Console

# of backers: 63,416

$ pledged: $8,596,474

OUYA is a beautifully designed game console for your TV. What makes it different? It is powered by Android, so developers can easily create games and bring them to market without having to go through licensing and other road blocks.

Here are some of the key features:

  • It comes with wireless controllers and a touchpad
  • HDMI connection
  • 8 GB of internal flash storage
  • Tons and tons and tons of games

Click here to view their campaign.

  1. The 7th Continent

# of backers: 43,733

$ pledged: $7,072,757

The 7th Continent is a “choose your own adventure” type of game. You can play it solo or with up to four additional people. There are thousands of cards in the base game, but you can also purchase expansion packs to keep the game rolling for days on end.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • You can join the game at any point (or rejoin if you die)
  • No matter how many times you play, you can always find a new adventure
  • It only takes 30 seconds to set up the game

Click here to visit their campaign.

  1. The Everyday Bag

# of backers: 26,359

$ pledged: $6,565,782

Designed by a team of designers, photographers, and engineers, the Everyday bags were created to perfectly meet your needs. They’re basically a photographer’s dream.

Here are a few of the key features:

  • Secure closures
  • Blind one-handed access
  • Easy to expand
  • Weatherproof
  • Custom strap hardware
  • Side access
  • Adjustable compartments

Click here to visit their campaign.

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