“The most successfully funded campaign in the history of Kickstarter (in terms of amount raised)” happened this past week, reports Hot Hardware.com.
In a Kickstarter campaign that ended yesterday, Friday, March 27, 2015, Pebble Time smartwatch successfully raised $20,338,986 with 78,471 backers, the article noted.
Pebble Time was a success from the start. It took a mere 17 minutes to reach its funding goal of $500,000, and had raised almost $6 million in the first five hours alone, the story said. At over $20 million at the end of the funding period, Pebble Time obliterated the previous record of $13.3 million for the Coolest Cooler.
Wrote CNBC: “Roughly a week after launching the campaign, Pebble unveiled a high-end steel variant of Pebble Time with a bigger battery – which carried a $70 premium over the $179 base price for the system. Backers flooded the Kickstarter servers with new orders and upgrading their previous orders.”