Kickstarter’s Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding, Acquisitions & News

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

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

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CEO

Aziz Hasan

CEO Approval Rating

84/100

Founded:

2009

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Indiegogo is Kickstarter's #1 rival. Indiegogo was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California. Indiegogo is in the Internet Software field. Indiegogo generates $260M less revenue than Kickstarter.

GoFundMe is one of Kickstarter's top competitors. GoFundMe is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and was founded in 2010. GoFundMe competes in the Internet Software field. GoFundMe generates 33% the revenue of Kickstarter.

Crowdfunder, Inc. is seen as one of Kickstarter's top competitors. Crowdfunder, Inc. was founded in 2011, and its headquarters is in Venice, California. Crowdfunder, Inc. operates in the Internet Software industry. Crowdfunder, Inc. has 125 fewer employees than Kickstarter.

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Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Huzza Media, Inc.

Feb 2017

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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

$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

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

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Spiff is a sales commission software that automates manual commission calculations for the financial sector.
$10M
Jun 25, 2020
Series A
-

These are all the companies that Kickstarter has invested in. Kickstarter's latest investment 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 News

October 19, 2020Geeky Gadgets

SOUNDPEATS true wireless earbuds hit Kickstarter

A new set of wireless earbuds have been launched equipped with Hybrid dual-driver, Qualcomm 3040 Blue... See more »
October 19, 2020Droid Life

Peak Design Made a Bunch of Sweet Phone Mounts and Accessories

Read the original post: Peak Design Made a Bunch of Sweet Phone Mounts and Accessories We talked abou... See more »
October 17, 2020Monkeys Fighting Robots

PEACEKEEPERS Is A Crime Drama Perfect For Fans Of FARGO & THE WIRE

THE PEACEKEEPERS is a new comic hitting Kickstarter October 19th, and you can read the first 11 pages... See more »
October 16, 2020Geeky Gadgets

Cybershoes VR motion controller Quest Kickstarter announced

Cybershoes the developer team behind the world's first virtual reality shoes designed for running and... See more »
October 15, 2020ForexTV

Cooler Master Releases Former Successful Kickstarter Project, ControlPad, to the Public

Tech Company Launches World's First Analog Keypad via a Popular Multicultural Consumer Tech Company L... See more »
October 14, 2020Gizmochina

SOUNDPEATS H1 with Noise Cancellation raises More than $90k via Kickstarter

Wireless earpieces are one of the most sought after accessories for their hands-free and practical de... See more »

Kickstarter Blogs

February 26, 2020Kickstarter Blog

How to Participate in Signs of Change, Kickstarter’s Upcoming Open Call

Signs of Change is Kickstarter’s upcoming open call for posters, signs, zines, and broadside... See more »
February 19, 2020Kickstarter Blog

El Diseñador de Juegos Mexicano, Héctor Pérez, Financió Cuatro Proyectos en Kickstarter. Estos Son sus Consejos para Llevar a Cabo Campañas Internacionales

Hablará con Kickstarter en la convención de juegos de mesa Mega XP el 29 de febrero y el 1 de marzo. ... See more »
February 19, 2020Kickstarter Blog

Mexican Game Designer Hector Perez Funded Four Games on Kickstarter—Here Are His Tips for International Campaigns

He’ll be speaking at tabletop games convention Mega XP with Kickstarter February 29 and March 1—this ... See more »
February 10, 2020Kickstarter Blog

Kickstarterで資金調達に成功した短編映画『Hair Love』が、アカデミー賞短編アニメ賞を授賞

Matthew Cherry This article is also available in English.Kickstarter で資金調達に成功した短編映画『Hair Love』が... See more »
February 9, 2020Kickstarter Blog

Hair Love gana el Óscar al mejor cortometraje animado

Traducido al español por Karina Kupferberg“Hair Love”, un proyecto financiado en Kickstarter, gana el... See more »

Kickstarter Press Releases

January 8, 2020ReleaseWire

Santa David Launches Kickstarter Campaign for His All-New Children's Board-Book!

Now Seeking Community Support via Kickstarter, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' is an Exciting New B... See more »
October 2, 2019StreetInsider

Kickstarter Employees Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Â Kickstarter employees today officially requested from K... See more »
April 23, 2019Gamasutra

Kickstarter announced for action RPG sequel to popular MMO Transformice

Kickstarter launched for MMO sequel.... See more »
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 »

Kickstarter Videos

August 1, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"FINAL_Kickstarter_Circumference_Comp_Header" on VIMEO

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July 18, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"Kickstarter_Circumference_Comp_02" on VIMEO

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July 18, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"Kickstarter_Circumference_Comp_03" on VIMEO

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July 18, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"Kickstarter_Circumference_Comp_04" on VIMEO

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May 24, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"Break-KSR_Textures_Video-09_Design" on VIMEO

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May 24, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"Break-KSR_Textures_Video-07_Design" on VIMEO

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May 22, 2019Kickstarter Vimeo Channel

"K_Warp" on VIMEO

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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 CEO, Aziz Hasan, currently has an approval rating of 84%. Kickstarter's primary competitors are Indiegogo, GoFundMe & Crowdfunder, Inc..

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 $300M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Kickstarter have?

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

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

    Kickstarter has 145 employees
  2. What sector does Kickstarter operate in?

    Kickstarter is in Investment Management & Fund Operators
  3. Who are Kickstarter's competitors?

    Kickstarter's top competitors are Indiegogo, GoFundMe, Crowdfunder, Inc.
  4. Who has Kickstarter invested in?

    Kickstarter's has invested in companies such as Spiff