Kickstarter has had 100,000 successfully backed campaigns - here are some crazy stats about them


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Oculus was one of the most successful Kickstarter-backed projects.

Kickstarter is celebrating its 100,000th successfully funded project - a photography project about the Falklands War - by releasing a host of statistics about the projects that came before it.


"In the 6 years, 9 months, and 10 days since Kickstarter launched, much has changed and much has remained the same," the company wrote in a blog post. "To celebrate this milestone we took a look at 100 numbers behind those first 100,000 successfully funded projects."

The crowdfunding site already has some big success stories, the biggest of which is Oculus, the company behind the Rift virtual reality headset that was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion (£1.4 billion).

The site also has some big failures, including Zano, a drone that received £2.3 million ($3.3 million) but never shipped to any backers.

Here are some of the most striking stats about Kickstarter projects, according to Kickstarter: