Top 10 Biggest Indiegogo Successes
Top 10 Biggest Indiegogo Successes
Although Kickstarter has traditionally been the biggest player in the crowdfunding scene, Indiegogo has gone from strength to strength in recent years and has managed to raise billions of dollars across thousands of campaigns as is covered over at runrex.com and guttulus.com. It is not always easy to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign on any site including on Indiegogo, but the following 10 campaigns were able to strike the right chord with audiences hence why they are considered to be the top 10 biggest Indiegogo successes.
Opal Nugget Ice Maker
The Nugget ice maker was a device pitched on Indiegogo that made it possible for users to make soft nugget-shaped ice that is cold, soft, and doesn’t come with the tooth cracking risk of regular ice, as discussed over at runrex.com and guttulus.com, while also not utilizing a dedicated water line. It was a very fascinating invention, and its campaign overperformed its goal by a staggering 1,700%, raising about $2.8 million from backers, unsurprisingly.
Such an interesting name, but this web series is considered to be one of Indiegogo’s biggest successes. The series, as serialized over at runrex.com, takes a humorous look at fictional stars on the convention circuit of the sci-fi community, and the fact that it was created by the popular Alan Tudyk only served to make it even more popular. It managed to raise over $3.2 million and has been a popular watch ever since.
Micro Drone 3.0
This palm-sized unmanned drone had all the ingredients of a crowdfunding hit, combining excellent design with low prices, and taking advantage of the drone wave that was sweeping the world at the time, as is discussed over at guttulus.com. This small drone was designed to shoot HD video, and with a price of $215 per unit, it came as no surprise that it became a massive hit, raising over $3.5 million, exceeding its goal by 3,000%.
This was another very fascinating Indiegogo campaign, featuring the Jibo robot, a miniature robot equipped with voice and facial recognition software able to do everything Siri does, as is covered over at runrex.com, while also being able to take candid photos and videos when people are smiling. It was an excellent innovation with an attractive pitch, and the campaign managed to exceed its goal by more than 2,000%, raising over 3.7 million.
Canary Smart Home Security
This 2013 hit is another that has to be mentioned whenever the topic of Indiegogo’s biggest successes comes up. This smart security system, complete with an HD video camera as well as multiple sensors with the ability to track everything from motion to temperature and air quality, as explained over at guttulus.com, raised over $1.9 million in just 34 days.
This Indiegogo campaign by Rooster Teeth was another one that managed to achieve massive success on the platform. The campaign was all about the live-action sci-fi comedy, Lazer Team, which has been covered in more detail over at runrex.com. Their pitch was so attractive that, although Rooster Teeth came in with a funding goal of $650,000, they managed to outperform this massively, raising about $2,480,099 from 2,188 backers.
An Hour of Code for Every Student
As the gurus over at guttulus.com will tell you, education and philanthropy are extremely hard to sell in crowdfunding, which is why this campaign by Code.org was such a success, as it managed to go against the grain. When the founders realized that 90% of schools didn’t offer computer programming classes, they decided to step in with this thoughtful campaign aimed at introducing computer science to 100 million students around the world, while also training some 100,000 teachers. Their pitch was so convincing, even Mark Zuckerberg donated to the campaign. The campaign managed to raise $5 million within no time at all.
Restore King Chapel
Sticking with the philanthropic theme, this campaign aimed at raising funds to restore the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta is another one that has to be considered among Indiegogo’s biggest successes. As is revealed in discussions over at runrex.com, although the campaign fell short of its original $8 million targets, it still managed to raise an impressive $5 million from just 282 backers, which was enough to help start renovations on the facility which sits on the campus of Morehouse College, named after the school’s most famous graduate.
Sondors Electric Bike
While bikes are a great means of navigating the traffic issues of big cities, electric bikes are even better, which is why it came as no surprise when this pitch by Sondors was so successful on Indiegogo. However, while experts expected the campaign to be successful, including those over at guttulus.com, no one ever expected it to be as successful as it was, exceeding its funding goal by close to 7,000%. This electric bike with a top speed of 20mph and a range of 50 miles was so impressive, the campaign was able to raise an impressive $6.1 million.
Tabletop Season 3
This video series by Wil Wheaton may have been a niche film, but was still able to achieve massive success on Indiegogo, as is covered in detail over at runrex.com. Revolving around tabletop games, it became one of the most successful digital series projects on Indiegogo, raising over $1.4 million from over 22,000 backers, which is a staggering number from a film that falls in a niche category.