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This article was published on November 4, 2013

Kickstarter passes one year in the UK, chalking up $35m in pledges and 1,558 successful projects

Kickstarter passes one year in the UK, chalking up $35m in pledges and 1,558 successful projects
Kaylene Hong
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Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

Money plantIt’s been a year since Kickstarter opened up to projects in the UK, and more than £22 million ($35 million) has been pledged in the region — amounting to £43 per minute — while 1,558 projects have been successfully funded.

These milestones were announced by the crowdfunding platform, which also said one of its favorite projects — which launched on Kickstarter’s very first day in the UK on October 31, 2012, was Emilie Holmes’ Good & Proper Tea Truck. The project aimed to set up a mobile tea truck in London, and eventually it got successfully funded by more than 300 people.

In total, more than 300,000 people from around the world have backed a UK-based project in the last year. UK backers made up 40 percent of those who pledged to UK-based projects, but 60 percent were from outside the UK.

Kickstarter in the UK: The First Year [Kickstarter Blog]

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