6 Kickstarter Projects that Smashed Their Goal in February
February has been another great month for Kickstarter, with many great new projects launched and goals reached. This list of successfully funded projects in February includes two smartwatches (one a new addition from Pebble!), two tabletop games, a webcomic campaign, and a commercial grade 3D printer.
Once again Kickstarter is showing the world that anything is possible; the wide range of creative and ambitious projects on their platform proves it. That being said, here are 6 Kickstarter campaigns that have smashed through their goal in February (my favorite is #2!):
Amount Funded: $11.8M+
Number of Backers: 53K+
Average Pledge per Backer: $213
Duration: February 24 – March 27 (32 days)
Pebble is back on Kickstarter to raise money for their new innovative smartwatch. This project now holds the record for being the fastest to reach 1 million in pledges – which only took them 34 minutes. They have since flew past their $500K goal and reached over $9 million in less than two days. Pebble Time is described as an “Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what’s important in your day.“ Pebble Time is currently being offered to backers on Kickstarter for as little as $179.
Amount Funded: 155K+
Number of Backers: 61
Average Pledge per Backer: $3532
Duration: February 25 – March 27 (30 days)
The STACKER 3D printer is capable of printing multiple copies of an object at the same time. STACKER can use different colors and filaments simultaneously, with 4x faster printing speeds. This 3D printer is a new option that offers what consumer 3D printers can’t while being more affordable than most commercial ones. STACKER was made to be safe in any environment and is easy to customize. The team behind STACKER decided to launch on Kickstarter because their goal is to help people create things using 3D printing.
Amount Funded: $121K+
Number of Backers: 2.9K+
Average Pledge per Backer: $41
Duration: February 25 – March 16 (20 days)
The tabletop game, Between Two Cities, is Jamey Stegmaier’s 6th successful Kickstarter campaign. Between Two Cities is, “a partnership-driven, tile-drafting, competitive city-building game that 2-7 players can play in 20-25 minutes.” This game is being published by Stonemaier Games and raised double their goal on the first day. They are offering the game’s retail edition on Kickstarter for $29 and the special edition for $39.
Amount Funded: £133K+
Number of Backers: 2K+
Average Pledge per Backer: £62
Duration: February 24 – March 29 (34 days)
This is the second tabletop game on our list that is doing great on Kickstarter right now. Designed by Matt Leacock (Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Forbidden Island), The Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game is based off a cult 1960s British sci-fi series. In this game players are encouraged to, “Join International Rescue, avert disasters, and foil the Hood’s evil scheme.” The game includes models of the show’s “land-, sea-, air-, and space-rescue vehicles,” and is being offered to backers for as little as £40 ($62).
Amount Funded: $47K+
Number of Backers: 950
Average Pledge per Backer: $51
Duration: February 24 – March 26 (30 days)
The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal Omnibus is a webcomic by E.K. Weaver that spanned from 2009 to 2014. IronSpike is happy to announce that they will be printing copies of this road-trip romance, with new material and full-color inserts. For this Kickstarter project they are offering a bunch of cool rewards to backers, including a $15 PDF copy and $30 paperback of the popular webcomic. Other reward tiers offer backers the chance to get their hands on bonus comics and commissioned drawings from E.K. Weaver!
Amount Funded: $33K+
Number of Backers: 400
Average Pledge per Backer: $85
Duration: February 22 – April 1 (39 days)
The FlyShark Smartwatch is designed to bring everything to the touch of your wrist, and is compatible with iPhone and Android. The FlyShark includes a pedometer, GPS, can function as a phone and messaging device, has a built-in camera, heart rate and sleep monitors, and more! Unlike most smartwatches, FlyShark was built to be capable of operating without using a smartphone by placing a Micro-SIM card into the watch. These smartwatches are still available to backers for early bird prices on Kickstarter.
These are just some of the Kickstarter projects that smashed their goal at the end of February, most of them doing so within the first few days of launching. Pebble Time broke a Kickstarter record, and is the highest funded project on the platform this month. The Exploding Kittens card game successfully closed their campaign mid-month, raising over $8 million in funding.
What project is your favorite?
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