Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups


1. Design

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2. Fashion

2 / 9

3. Food

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4. Fitness

4 / 9

5. Technology

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6. Home

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7. Mobile

7 / 9

8. Health

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9. All-time Record

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Crowdfunding started as a way to fund small projects and rally a community of investors around them--but over the past couple of years, it has turned into a serious funding machine. As our nascent Hall of Fame shows, this type of funding can rocket small startups into the rarefied air of venture-capital-backed companies and build a vast customer base before the first product even ships.


$10,266,845 raised


A digital watch that connects to your smartphone.



$1,053,830 raised

The 10-Year Hoodie by Flint and Tinder

A sweatshirt with a 10-year guarantee.



$586,061 raised


A sous-vide cooker for the home.



$846,675 raised

Misfit Shine by Misfit Wearables

An all-metal wearable wireless activity tracker.



$2,945,885 raised

Form 1 by Formlabs

An affordable 3-D printer.



$2,278,891 raised

Lockitron by Apigy

A smartphone-enabled keyless-entry device.



$12,813,501 raised

Ubuntu Edge by Canonical

This smartphone operates as a PC when plugged into a monitor.



$1,664,375 raised

Scanadu Scout

This scanner reads vital signs and sends them to a smartphone.



$17,782,675 and counting

(Kickstarter/Cloud Imperium Games)
Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games

A space-simulation game for your PC.


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