Kickstarter's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism and v... Read more

Estimated Annual Revenue

Estimated Employees

Aziz Hasan's photo - Interim-CEO of Kickstarter

Interim-CEO

Aziz Hasan

CEO Approval Rating

66/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

2009

Headquarters:

BrooklynNew York

Status:

PrivateIndependent Company of

Industry Sector:

Internet Software

SIC Code:

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Competitive Analysis

TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

Indiegogo is Kickstarter's #1 rival. Indiegogo was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California. Like Kickstarter, Indiegogo also operates in the Internet Software space. Indiegogo generates $5.4M more revenue than Kickstarter.

GoFundMe is one of Kickstarter's top competitors. GoFundMe is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and was founded in 2010. Like Kickstarter, GoFundMe also works within the Internet Software sector. GoFundMe generates 34% the revenue of Kickstarter.

BGP is seen as one of Kickstarter's top competitors. BGP was founded in 2012, and its headquarters is in Los Angeles, California. BGP is in the Investment Banking & Brokerage field. BGP has 220 fewer employees than Kickstarter.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Aziz Hasan

Interim-CEO

- -
250
$10M
$34.6M
1

Andy Yang

CEO

84/100
108
$56.5M
$40M
2

Rob Solomon

Chairman & CEO

77/100
100
- -
$12M
3

Lin Miao

CEO

68/100
30
$6M
4

Simeon Burnett

Co-Founder & CEO

80/100
15
- -
$4.5M
5

CEO

- -
149
$13M
$7.7M
6

Rick Chen

Co-Founder

70/100
187
- -
$3.7M
7

CEO

- -
50
$3M
$4.4M
8

Robert A. Needham

CEO

69/100
41
- -
$3.3M
9

Wil Schroter

Founder & CEO

83/100
292
- -
$83.1M
10

Francisco Cervera

Co-Founder & CEO

70/100
$450K

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Huzza Media, Inc.

Feb 2017

Source »
undisclosed
Huzza develops a video-streaming community platform that helps artists to connect with their fans through interactive live video events.

These are all the companies that Kickstarter has acquired. Kickstarter's latest acquisition was Huzza Media, Inc. in Feb 2017. Huzza develops a video-streaming community platform that helps artists to connect with their fans through interactive live video events.

Kickstarter Funding History

Since Kickstarter was founded in 2009, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Kickstarter has raised $10.0M. Kickstarter's funding round was on Mar 2011 for a total of $10.0M

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

Angel
Mar 2011
$10M

Union Square Ventures

Total Funding: $10M

Since Kickstarter was founded in 2009, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Kickstarter has raised $10.0M. Kickstarter's funding round was on Mar 2011 for a total of $10.0M

Investments

No recent investments found related to Kickstarter

Kickstarter News

October 11, 2019Geeky Gadgets

Dune Pro a Mac Pro styled PC case is launching via Kickstarter this month

If you are interested in making your PC system look similar to Apple's new Mac Pro unveiled earlier t... See more »
October 11, 2019PC Advisor

Brydge sues Kickstarter and Sentis over keyboard patent infringement

Lawsuit also confirms Brydge is working on an iPad keyboard with a trackpad... See more »
October 10, 2019VentureBeat

Gameboard-1 digital board game console launches Kickstarter campaign

The Last Gameboard has launched its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Gameboard-1, a digital ... See more »
October 10, 2019Geeky Gadgets

GTS Live Pro sports training system hits Kickstarter

GTS Live Pro is a new sports training system launched via Kickstarter this week providing powerful GP... See more »
October 7, 2019UploadVR

Tilt Five Eclipses Kickstarter Funding For 2013's CastAR

Weeks of fundraising on Kickstarter remain for tabletop AR project Tilt Five but they've already surp... See more »
October 4, 2019SDM Magazine

Milestone Systems Invites Developers to Innovate With Their Software in Community Kickstarter Contest

The Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest is a unique opportunity for coders, developers, individua... See more »
October 4, 2019TechRistic

Woojer's Kickstarter Hits $1.7m, Joins Oculus Ready Program

Haptic feedback company Woojer launched its latest Kickstarter campaign back in August an to say it h... See more »

Kickstarter Blogs

Kickstarter Press Releases

March 14, 2019streetinsider

Batfree-the World's First Power Strap for Apple Watch Launches on Kickstarter

HONG KONG, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Batfree Power Strap launched on Kickstarter. The... See more »
January 8, 2019StreetInsider

SMOS - the Ultimate Game Controller for Android Phones Launches on Kickstarter

Smartphones have ushered in a mobile gaming revolution, and everyday games get more impressive. But o... See more »
August 8, 2018PR Newswire Asia

Titan Underwater Drone Wades Past its Challenges Thanks to Kickstarter Campaign, Focuses on Future Goals

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Titan Underwater Drone successfully completed its Kic... See more »
June 12, 2018EIN Presswire

A New Mobile Game by PurposePlay Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Now Seeking Community Support via Kickstarter, This Mobile Game by PurposePlay will Leverage Culture ... See more »
June 11, 2018University Chronicle

An Artisan Boutique Bakery-Café-Bar Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Now Seeking Community Support via Kickstarter, This Hong Kong based Café Offers a Rich Menu, which is... See more »

Kickstarter Videos

July 18, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"Kickstarter_Circumference_Comp_02" on VIMEO

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July 18, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

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May 24, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

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May 24, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

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May 22, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

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May 22, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

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Social Statistics

Headquarters

58 Kent Street

Brooklyn, New York11222

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Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism and video games. Kickstarter was founded in 2009. Kickstarter's headquarters is located in Brooklyn, New York, USA 11222. It has raised ...

CEO

Kickstarter's Interim-CEO, Aziz Hasan, currently has an approval rating of 66%. Kickstarter's primary competitors are Indiegogo, GoFundMe & BGP.

Website

kickstarter.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Kickstarter

  1. When was Kickstarter founded?

    Kickstarter was founded in 2009
  2. Who is Kickstarter's CEO?

    Kickstarter's CEO is Aziz Hasan
  3. How much revenue does Kickstarter generate?

    Kickstarter generates $34.6M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Kickstarter have?

    Kickstarter has historically raised $10M in funding
  1. Where is Kickstarter's headquarters?

    Kickstarter's headquarters is in Brooklyn New York, USA
  2. How many employees does Kickstarter have?

    Kickstarter has 250 employees
  3. What sector does Kickstarter operate in?

    Kickstarter is in Internet Software
  4. Who are Kickstarter's competitors?

    Kickstarter's top competitors are Indiegogo, GoFundMe, BGP