Recently, Kickstarter released a statistics page on the number of projects posted in the site.
Since its launch in 2008, 61,304 projects have found their way to Kickstarter, with a total of £170 million in funds pledged, £142 million of which were towards successfully funded projects. The actual project funding success rate sits at 44.02 per cent, indicating that the public has a fairly good eye for spotting projects that won't quite take off the ground, with only 16 per cent of funding being pledged to projects that don't quite meet their quotas.
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