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11 months ago Introducing Advanced Search

Today we’re excited to make a major change in the way people discover projects on Kickstarter. We’ve long wanted (and you've long requested) the ability to search for projects in a more precise way.  With our new Advanced Search, you can dig deep using a whole batch of filters — location,... Read More

12 months ago Kickstarter in Australia & New Zealand!

Today Kickstarter is officially open to projects based in Australia and New Zealand!We’re thrilled that Kickstarter is now available to creators in those countries. We can’t wait to see what creative projects our friends there will launch — films, art, games, albums, plays, performances, and m... Read More

12 months ago Kickstarter in the UK: The First Year

On October 31, 2012, Kickstarter opened up to projects based in the UK for the first time. In the first 24 hours, creators launched 85 projects. The first, a fun technology project called PiCade, raised more than double its funding goal. It was a great start to Kickstarter's first year in the UK. H... Read More

12 months ago New Roles

It's been almost five years since we launched Kickstarter to the world in late April 2009. Since then we’ve grown from an idea, to a start-up, to a strong, independent company. The team has grown, too. From Yancey, Charles, and me, to 68 of the best people I know.When the three of us started worki... Read More

12 months ago Five million backers!

We’re excited to share that Kickstarter recently crossed two incredible milestones: More than 50,000 creative projects have been successfully funded, and more than five million people from around the world have backed a project. Here's a rundown of some fresh stats: Total Money Pledged: $848,707... Read More

2 years ago Kickstarter Transparency and Copyright

This year we’ve taken steps to make Kickstarter more transparent regarding copyright disputes. Like many internet services, Kickstarter receives notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from people and companies that say material on our site infringes their copyright. We respect copyrigh... Read More

2 years ago Kickstarter in Australia & New Zealand

In August we announced that Kickstarter would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand for the first time. Today we're happy to announce that the day has finally come! Beginning today (like, right now!), people in Australia and New Zealand can start building their projects by cli... Read More

2 years ago Kickstarter in Canada: The First Month!

On Sept. 9, Kickstarter opened to projects from Canada-based creators for the first time. Let’s have a look at what’s happened since. Total Pledged to Projects from Canada-Based Creators: $3,266,682 CAD ($3,152,851 USD) Total Unique Backers: 47,213 Launched Projects: 301 Successfully Funded ... Read More

2 years ago Nice Post!

Next time you get an update from a project you're backing and it makes you smile, why not let the project creator know it? With a new feature we just launched, you can!All Project Updates now include a Kickstarter-specific “Like” button. Backers can “Like” an update on site, in the Project U... Read More

2 years ago Kickstarter in Canada!

Today Kickstarter is officially open to projects based in Canada!We’re thrilled that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Canada. We've been waiting a long time for this day to come, and we can’t wait to see what creative projects our friends in Canada will launch — films, art, games, a... Read More

2 years ago The Truth About Spike Lee and Kickstarter

Last week, “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint” reached its funding goal thanks to more than 5,000 backers. While filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh cheered Spike Lee’s project, outlets like CNBC and Bloomberg accused him of abusing Kickstarter and taking money from other creators. As we’ve ... Read More

2 years ago Think Before You Stretch

Over time we’ve seen a growing number of creators adding “stretch goals” — unofficial targets beyond a project's funding goal, with promises of new rewards or other incentives if they are reached. Stretch goals are seen as a way to keep pledges coming in after a project’s funding goal has ... Read More

2 years ago A Recap of the 3rd Annual Kickstarter Film Fest!

Weren't able to attend the Kickstarter Film Fest? No worries, you can watch it online for free right now! Watch the 3rd Annual Kickstarter Film Fest!Last Saturday night, a few hundred people came to a brand new park in Brooklyn for the 3rd Annual Kickstarter Film Fest. It was an incredible evenin... Read More

2 years ago Kickstarter in Canada

In June we announced that Kickstarter would open up to Canada-based projects for the first time this summer. Today we're happy to announce that that day has finally come!Beginning today (like, right now!), people in Canada can start building their projects by clicking on the "Start a new project" bu... Read More

2 years ago Kickstarter Before Kickstarter

In 1713, Alexander Pope set out to translate 15,693 lines of ancient Greek poetry into English. It took five long years to get the six volumes right, but the result was worth the wait: a translation of Homer’s Iliad that endures to this day. How did Pope go about getting this project off the groun... Read More

2 years ago We were wrong

Dear everybody,On Wednesday morning Kickstarter was sent a blog post quoting disturbing material found on Reddit. The offensive material was part of a draft for a “seduction guide” that someone was using Kickstarter to publish. The posts offended a lot of people — us included — and many ask... Read More

2 years ago New Feature: Creator Navigation

In our constant quest to build the best possible experience for project creators, today we launched a redesign of how creators access their project management tools. You can see the new design here: Previously creator tools like the Project Dashboard (which shows creators stats, referral informati... Read More

2 years ago New Feature: Feedback on Project Preview

Not sure if your project is ready to launch? Hard to tell if your rewards are intriguing? In times like these, it's always good to turn to your trusted friends. Sharing your project with friends before you launch is one of the best ways to get feedback. We've heard it time and time again from creato... Read More

2 years ago Hack Day 2013

Like a lot of companies, Kickstarter hosts an annual Hack Day. It's a chance for us to experiment — to drop what we're doing and try our hand at projects we've been wanting to undertake but never had the time. As one of our engineers said, "It's like Halloween for nerds." One of the coolest thing... Read More

2 years ago Who is Kickstarter for?

The Veronica Mars and Zach Braff Kickstarter projects have generated a lot of headlines, a lot of fan excitement, and a lot of questions. Should famous people use Kickstarter? Do they hurt other creators? Is it fair? We’ve read a lot of opinions, and today we’d like to share our own.Kickstarter... Read More

2 years ago IDEAS CITY 2013

Kickstarter is thrilled to once again be a part of IDEAS CITY at the New Museum. This year, we’ve invited a number of projects (MaKey MaKey, Impossible Project, Balloon Mapping, Walk [Your City], Sportsfriends) to join us to create what we are calling "Kickstarter and the Creative City." The fe... Read More

2 years ago Introducing Video Mode!

Since Kickstarter launched in 2009, over 75,000 project videos have been uploaded to Kickstarter. From day one, we’ve been blown away by the amazing videos you've created — from the singer Allison Weiss setting the standard early on, to the incredible Wes Anderson spoof the Inman Park Squirrel ... Read More

2 years ago Over $100 Million Pledged to Games

As we gear up for PAX East, the big gaming convention in Boston this weekend, we thought we would share an exciting stat: more than $100 million has been pledged to Games projects on Kickstarter, giving 1,476 new games the green light!Games Category Stats Total Dollars: $107.6 Million Successfu... Read More

2 years ago The Kickstarter Arcade at PAX East 2013

About a year ago, whilst working by candlelight one foggy night on the Lower East Side, we thought, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if we brought together a group of Kickstarter creators to show off their games at PAX?" That very same night The Kickstarter Arcade was born, and after drawing up a plan ... Read More

2 years ago A big day for fans

Way back in 2006, when Arrested Development was canceled for the second time, we thought Kickstarter could save it. At the time Kickstarter didn't exist — we were trying to get it off the ground, and it would be three years before we would — but as fans of the show we thought Kickstarter could h... Read More