Kickstarter opened it’s doors to British on October 31, 2012. The crow funding projects collected over  22.5 million pounds (26.6 million euros)  in a year!  The website allows start-ups and individuals to publish their projects. They set a financial goal and ask visitors to contribute. If enough money is collected, the product is made ​​and get the investors as a first instance. When the initial goal isn’t achieved the visitors get refunded. Researcher can predict the success rate of kickstarter within hours after launch with sidekick.

Statistics for UK-based projects (October 31, 2012 — October 31, 2013)


Total Pledged: £22,481,158 ($35,097,865)

Successfully Funded Projects: 1,558

Over the past year, more than £22 million ($35 million US) was pledged to projects in the UK — that’s £43 per minute. Backers successfully funded more than 1,500 projects in all 13 categories.

Total Backers of UK projects: 322,536

More than 300,000 people from around the world backed a UK-based project over the past year. The UK had the most backers of UK-based projects, but backers from the US and EU weren’t far behind.

UK-based Project Backers, by location

  • UK: 40%
  • US: 26%
  • EU: 21%
  • Rest of the world: 13%
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