The UK arm of crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has revealed that over £100m has been raised for projects since the site first launched in 2012.
The money is the cumulative total of more than 1.8m pledges made by over 1.2m backers in the last four years. The average pledge was £53.80, while the most common amount pledged was £10.
An impressive 20,651 campaigns have been started through Kickstarter UK, of which 8,181 have met or exceeded their targets.
Unsurprisingly, games has been the most popular category, generating more than £26m in funds from 609,724 pledges. In fact, it’s believed that the recent Dark Souls: The Board Game project was a major driver in pushing the platform over the £100m mark.
Most pledges for Kickstarter UK projects come from within the British Isles, accounting for 742,317 backers. The US is second with 494,737 backers, and Germany is third with 77,546 backers.
“From our very first project that launched in the UK, British creators and backers have been a huge part of our global community; backing projects all over the world, championing creativity and helping to build a more diverse culture,” said Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler.