Hot Hardware; CNBC

Most Money In the History of Kickstarter Has Been Raised for This Product. We’ll Give You a Minute To Figure Out What It Is…

Mar 28, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“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.”

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  1. I have never even heard of it.

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