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Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

posted Jun 14, 2014, 1:38 PM by Siamak Ebarhimi   [ updated Jun 14, 2014, 1:39 PM ]






Crowdfunding is more than just the latest trend -- it's an increasingly effective way to jumpstart a business with much needed cash. For Entrepreneur's first-ever Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies listing, we partnered with the Crowdfunding Academy, a crowdfunding-support service, and Babson College to compile the companies whose campaigns raised the most money in the last year.crowdfunding marketing


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Check out the full listing below.

No.Name of CompanyCategoryProductFunded AmountFunding PlatformFounder 
and/or CEO
1OuyaVideo GamesOpen-source game console$8.6 millionKickstarterJulie Uhrman
2inXile entertainmentVideo GamesTorment: Tides of Numenera, computer game$4.19 millionKickstarterBrian Fargo
3Obsidian EntertainmentVideo GamesProject Eternity, computer game$3.99 millionKickstarterFeargus Urquhart
4Reaper MiniaturesGamesBones gaming miniatures$3.43 millionKickstarterEd Pugh
5FormlabsTechnologyForm 1, 3-D printer$2.95 millionKickstarterMaxim Lobovsky, David Cranor, Natan Linder
6TileTechnologyLost-and-found location device$2.68 millionSelfstarterNick Evans, Mike Farley
7MS Paint AdventuresVideo GamesHomestuck, online game$2.49 millionKickstarterAndrew Hussie
8Oculus VRTechnologyOculus Rift, virtual-reality headset$2.44 millionKickstarterPalmer Luckey, Brendan Iribe
9WobbleWorksHardware3Doodler, 3-D printing pen$2.34 millionKickstarterPeter Dilworth, Maxwell Bogue
10ApigyTechnologyLockitron, keyless-entry app$2.28 millionSelfstarterCameron Robertson, Paul Gerhardt
11Cryptozoic EntertainmentVideo GamesHex, trading-card and online game$2.28 millionKickstarterJohn Nee, Cory Jones
12CoolMiniOrNotTabletop GamesZombicide: Season 2, board game$2.26 millionKickstarterChern Ann Ng, David Doust
13City State EntertainmentVideo GamesCamelot Unchained, online game$2.23 millionKickstarterMark Jacobs, Andrew Meggs
14Uber EntertainmentVideo GamesPlanetary Annihilation, video game$2.23 millionKickstarterJon Mavor, Bob Berry
15Cloud Imperium GamesVideo GamesStar Citizen, video game$2.13 millionKickstarterChris Roberts
16Kingdom DeathTabletop GamesKingdom Death: Monster, board game$2.05 millionKickstarterAdam Poots
17PortalariumVideo GamesShroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, video game$1.92 millionKickstarterRichard Garriott, Dallas Snell
18Dwarven ForgeTabletop GamesGame Tiles miniature terrain$1.91 millionKickstarterStefan Pokorny
19Palladium BooksTabletop GamesRobotech RPG Tactics, battle game$1.44 millionKickstarterKevin Siembieda
20Pirate3DHardwareThe Buccaneer, 3-D printer$1.44 millionKickstarterRoger Chang
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21Lifx LabsTechnologyLifx, Wi-Fi-enabled LED light bulb$1.31 millionKickstarterPhil Bosua
22DekkoInternet TechnologyAugmented-reality startup$1.3 millionMicroVenturesMatt Miesnieks
23DecisionDeskTechnologyApplication tracking system$1.25 millionFundableJohn Knific, Marc Plotkin, Eric Neuman
24Double Fine and 2 Player ProductionsVideo GamesMassive Chalice, computer game$1.23 millionKickstarterTim Schafer (Double Fine); Paul Owens, Paul Levering, Asif Siddiky (2 Player Productions)
25Mantic EntertainmentTabletop GamesDeadzone, sci-fi tabletop miniatures game$1.22 millionKickstarterRonnie Renton
26SmartThingsTechnologyConnects objects to the internet$1.21 millionKickstarterAlex Hawkinson
27TechJectDesignDragonfly, micro aerial vehicle$1.14 millionIndiegogoJayant Ratti
28Invent-A-PartHardwareRigidBot 3D Printer$1.09 millionKickstarterMichael Lundwall
29GoblinworksVideo GamesPathfinder Online, online game$1.09 millionKickstarterRyan Scott Dancey
30Flint and TinderFashionThe 10-Year Hoodie$1.05 millionKickstarterJake Bronstein
31Central Standard TimingProduct DesignCST-01, ultra-thin watch$1.03 millionKickstarterDave Vondle, Jerry O'Leary
32Secret Labs and House of HorologyProduct DesignAgent, smart watch$1.01 millionKickstarterChris Walker (Secret Labs); Lawrence Leyderman (House of Horology)
33Bespoke CloudTechnology3-D printing services$1 millionFundableAaron Breuer
34Pencil Test StudiosVideo GamesArmikrog, video game$975KKickstarterMike Dietz, Ed Schofield
35Larian StudiosVideo GamesDivinity: Original Sin, computer game$944KKickstarterSwen Vincke
36StickNFind TechnologiesDesignBluetooth-powered location stickers$932KIndiegogoJimmy Buchheim
37MERCS MinisTabletop GamesMyth, fantasy board game$926KKickstarterBrian Shotton, Kenny Sim, Keith Lowe
38CoolMiniOrNotTabletop GamesRelic Knights Darkspace Calamity, miniatures game$910KKickstarterChern Ann Ng, David Doust
39SyntelliaTechnologyFleksy, keyboard app$900KFundableKostas Eleftheriou, Ioannis Verdelis
40AdaptevaHardwareParallella, supercomputer$899KKickstarterAndreas Olofsson
41SecurifiHardwareAlmond+, Wi-Fi router with a touchscreen$856KKickstarterRammohan Malasani
42Misfit WearablesDesignMisfit Shine, wireless activity tracker$847KIndiegogoSonny Vu, Sridhar Iyengar, John Sculley
43Lab Zero GamesGamingSkullgirls, video game$829KIndiegogoPeter Bartholow
44Radiant EntertainmentVideo GamesStonehearth, video game$752KKickstarterTom Cannon,Tony Cannon
45Crucial DetailProduct DesignPorthole infuser$736KKickstarterMartin Kastner
46Mantic EntertainmentGamesDreadball, board game$729KKickstarterRonnie Renton
47Onyx Path PublishingTabletop GamesExalted 3rd Edition, role-playing game$685KKickstarterRichard Thomas
48MinimalProduct DesignTaktik, iPhone case$681KKickstarterScott Wilson
49RoBo 3D PrinterTechnologyOpen-source 3-D printer$650KKickstarterCoby Kabili, Mike Pilkington, Braydon Moreno
50PlayJamHardwareGame Stick, portable TV- games console$648KKickstarterJasper Smith
51Seco and AidiLabHardwareUdoo, mini PC$642KKickstarterDaniele Conti (Seco); Maurizio Caporali (AidiLab); Antonio Rizzo
52Click & GrowHardwareSmart Herb Garden$626KKickstarterMattias Lepp
53D2M | Design to MatterProduct DesignInstacube, photo-streaming device$621KKickstarterAndy Butler
54Albino DragonGraphic DesignThe Name of the Wind, playing cards$590KKickstarterErik Dahlman
55NomikuFoodSous-vide machine$586KKickstarterAbe Fetterman, Lisa Q. Fetterman
56CoolMiniOrNotTabletop GamesRivet Wars, miniatures board game$582KKickstarterChern Ann Ng, David Doust
57AmiigoTechnologyFitness-tracking bracelet$581KIndiegogoDavid Scott, Abe Carter
58Radiate AthleticsTechnologyColor-changing workout clothes$580KKickstarterKenneth Crockett, Jared Casey
59LumioProduct DesignModern lamp that unfolds like a book$578KKickstarterMax Gunawan
60SkellDesignBug-A-Salt, insect-eradication device$578KIndiegogoLorenzo Maggiore
61ChaosiumGamesCall of Cthulhu 7th Edition, role-playing game$562KKickstarterCharlie Krank
62ImpossibleProduct DesignImpossible Instant Lab, device that prints iPhone photos$559KKickstarterAndré Bosman
63Machines of DeathTabletop GamesMachine of Death, card game$557KKickstarterDavid Malki, Kris Straub
64Olive MediaTechnologyOlive One, home music player$552KIndiegogoOliver Bergmann, Robert Altmann
65SubutaiVideo GamesClang, sword-fighting game$526KKickstarterMark Teppo, Neal Stephenson
66Monte CookTabletop GamesNumenera, role-playing game$517KKickstarterMonte Cook
67ParhelionTechnologyFirefly, blue laser lamp$502KKickstarterSarah Redpath, Richard Redpath
68WoodensharkHardwareLightpack, ambient backlight for electronic displays$501KKickstarterDmitry Gorilovsky
69Glowing PlantTechnologyProject to create glowing plants$484KKickstarterAntony Evans, Omri Amirav-Drory, Kyle Taylor
70ArkamiTechnologymyIDkey, voice-search, secure USB drive$473KKickstarterTareq Risheq, Mark Thacker
71Boosted BoardsProduct DesignElectric longboard$467KKickstarterSanjay Dastoor, Matthew Tran, John Ulmen
72GustinFashionHandcrafted jeans$450KKickstarterJosh Gustin, Stephen Powell
73Oru KayakProduct DesignFull-size origami boat$444KKickstarterArdy Sobhani, Anton Willis
74Foodie Media NetworkFoodCelebrity Webchefs, cooking videos featuring celebrities$435KFundableBill Baker, Chris Breed
75Evil Hat ProductionsTabletop GamesFate Core, role-playing game$433KKickstarterFred Hicks, Rob Donoghue
76Stone Blade EntertainmentVideo GamesSolForge, digital trading-card game$430KKickstarterJustin Gary
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77Ministry of SupplyFashionPerformance dress shirts$429KKickstarterGihan Amarasiriwardena, Kit Hickey, Aman Advani
78N/AProduct DesignNeoLucida, portable camera lucida$425KKickstarterPablo Garcia, Golan Levin
79Off-Grid SolutionsHardwareWakaWaka, compact solar-power station and light$419KKickstarterMaurits Groen, Camille van Gestel
80MindarinProduct DesignAstro, motion-control device for time-lapse photography$413KKickstarterCarlos Pendas, Oscar Ramírez
81N/AVideo GamesHero-U: Rogue to Redemption, computer role-playing game$409KKickstarterCorey Cole, Lori Cole
82Bia SportProduct DesignBia, GPS sports watch$408KKickstarterCheryl Kellond, Sylvia Marino
83Days of WonderVideo GamesSmall World 2, video game$394KKickstarterEric Hautemont
84Original GrainFashionAll-natural wood and stainless- steel watches$391KKickstarterJasem Dulany, A.J. Beltran, Ryan Beltran
85Onyx Path PublishingGamesDeluxe Werewolf the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition$380KKickstarterRichard Thomas
86CregleProduct DesigniPen 2, universal stylus$369KKickstarterSam Jang
87Japanime GamesTabletop GamesKrosmaster Arena, anime-miniatures board game$367KKickstarterEric Price
88Cantrip GamesTabletop GamesStory War, storytelling party game$363KKickstarterTom McLean, Brad O'Farrell
89N/ATabletop GamesSettlers of Catan, gaming board$361KKickstarterBill Trammel, Nate Veldkamp
901:Face WatchFashionFashion watches that benefit charities$357KIndiegogoFam Mirza
91CoolMiniOrNotTabletop GamesKaosball, fantasy-sports game$357KKickstarterChern Ann Ng, David Doust
92Innovative DevelopmentsHardwareMycestro, 3-D mouse$354KKickstarterNick Mastandrea
93Open Source RFHardwareRFduino, wireless-enabled microcontroller$353KKickstarterArmen Kazanchian
94Phone HaloTechnologyButton TrackR, tracking device$352KIndiegogoChristian Smith, Chris Herbert
95Space MonkeyTechnologyCloud-storage device$350KKickstarterClint Gordon-Carroll, Alen Peacock
96KeySmartProduct DesignMinimalist key ring$330KKickstarterMichael Patrick
97TGTFashionTight wallets$317KKickstarterJack Sutter
98IndivisibleFashionTrakline, men's belt$316KKickstarterRobin Laatz
99Wool&PrinceFashionWrinkle- and odor-free wool button-down shirt$314KKickstarterMac Bishop, Mike Major, Katie Elks
100BigiDesignProduct DesignSolid titanium pen/stylus$313KKickstarterChadwick Parker, Joe Huang

 

Methodology

The methodology for ranking the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies was developed at the behest of Entrepreneur by Asheesh Advani, Crowdfunding Academy and Babson College. Crowdfunding Academy researched various U.S.-based crowdfunding websites to determine which companies in the categories of general business, technology, fashion, food, product design and gaming raised the most capital during the period from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. Charity and cause-related campaigns, as well as art, creative and nonprofit community projects, were excluded from consideration. Equity-based platforms submitted information on qualifying business financing that was verified by Crowdfunding Academy when possible.crowdfunding advertising

This ranking is based on what we believe to be the most accurate information available.indiegogo marketing

However, the information contained in this ranking is not intended to be an endorsement, advertisement or recommendation of any particular business identified herein and is intended solely as a research tool for comparing various business and investment opportunities. kickstarter marketing

Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct independent research and investigation before investing money in any business; this may include getting help and advice from appropriate financial and legal experts.kickstarter project

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