The Most Funded Campaigns

We have done research to track some of the biggest crowd funding campaigns. Betway’s analysts earlier this year spoke with Kickstarter to uncover some of the top crowd funded campaigns ever. 

Check out the selected four areas of interest from Betway’s Blog.

  • Pebble Time
  • Oculus Rift
  • Star Citizen
  • Exploding Kittens

Most funded Campaign in Betway!

Pebble Time: 

Pebble cracks all the expectations when it rose to a huge $10,266,845 in 2012, beating the smart watch’s initial target of $100,000 by 10,167%. And, when the brand’s second campaign launched in 2015, supporting the second-generation watch Pebble Time, this broke records yet again, achieving its funding goal of $500,000.

Smart Watch Pebble was acquired by Fitbit in 2016 for $23 millions, just two years after turning down a whopping $740million from watchmaker citizens and then $70 million from Intel in 2016.

Oculus Rift:

With the potential to transport users to an over-realistic i.e; 3D world, the headset beat many of the tech greats into creating VR technology of such high quality.

Even after large interest of corporate, Oculus Rift still needs the proper financial help from promoters to grow up in market. So, by using popular VR forum MTBS3D and displaying the headset at gaming exhibitions, The company founder Palmer Luckey, caught the attention of famous businessmen of this industry.

The media soon will start to promote the pioneering headset, and within four hours of launching a Kick-starter campaign on August 1st 2012, Luckey reached his $250,000 target.

While it is not the most financed collective funding project ever, Facebook’s $2billion investment in our company just two years later means it is likely the most profitable.

Star Citizen:

If you’re one of the 2.3 million people who promised financially help – Star Citizen, Cloud Emporium Games’ “epic space adventure”, then you might be a little eager or greedy for money.

In 2012, The game gained $2.1 million from over 34,000 sponsors —more than four times from its goal. After Seven years, an additional $46 million has been privately invested to Combat Games, while nearly $180 million was raised from another collective financing offer on the games.

Exploding Kittens:

Another weird card game comes in market to attract more sponsors in Kick-starter’s history. Blast the Kittens, a “highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette”, launched back in 2015 with a funding goal of $10,000. This game achieved this target in just one day, and the expectations which get higher from the game, is a major cause of this game failure. The game went on to raise nearly $8.8 million, thanks to the massive support of over 219,000 sponsors and promoters, who help us from getting finished. This innovative strategy has provided an important lesson for other collective funding campaigns. 



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