Kickstarter is a groundbreaking hotbed of indie innovation and it’s only getting hotter. Today, six years after its debut, the social juggernaut that has helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1.7 billion in pledges continues to set the standard for successful crowdfunding, particularly when it comes to all things tech.
Gadgets like the Coolest Cooler, Ouya video game console and Neil Young’s Pono Music rank among the most-funded Kickstarter campaigns to date. The fastest-funded and highest-earning project on the popular platform so far is the Pebble Time, but its makers shouldn’t rest on their laurels. There’s a constant influx of cutting-edge tech contenders pushing to unseat the smartwatch -- or to at least pony up a fraction of the beaucoup bucks the scrappy Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup did.