The Ultimate Kickstarter Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

In what year was Kickstarter launched?

Although the concept has been kicked around since 2002, Kickstarter was officially launched on April 28, 2009 in Brooklyn, N.Y. by co-founders Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler.

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What was the name of the very first project posted on Kickstarter?

The first project, posted by Kickstarter staffer, was a proposal for a book about New York composed of pictures submitted by 100 New Yorkers. It reached its $3,000 funding goal.

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How much total funding has Kickstarter helped to raise for creative projects since its launch?

By August 2011, Kickstarter had successfully funded 10,626 projects for a total of more than $75 million.

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Which of the following is NOT a category that Kickstarter includes in its definition of a "creative project?"

Any project that falls outside of Kickstarter's definition of a "creative" endeavor will not be posted on the site.

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True or False: To post a project on Kickstarter, simply register, complete your profile and start collecting donations.

The Kickstarter staff must approve all project proposals before you can create a project profile on the site.

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Which of the following proposals WOULD be approved under Kickstarter's project guidelines?

Kickstarter rejects projects that ask users to pay for tuition or rent, and projects must be proposals for a product, not simply a sales pitch for an existing product.

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What is the popular term for services like Kickstarter that help solicit funding from many anonymous users?

Crowdfunding is a twist on crowdsourcing, or the use of many people (usually strangers) to complete a project.

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What was the name of the 10,000th successfully funded project on Kickstarter?

Kickstarter tallied its 10,000th fully funded project on July 6, 2011 with this $800 project from a Toledo, Ohio-based band.

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How does Kickstarter make money?

Kickstarter gets no money if the project doesn't reach its funding goal. But if it does, Kickstarter takes 5 percent.

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How many Kickstarter projects have been funded, in part, by Kickstarter staff members?

Co-founder Perry Chen has backed some 125 Kickstarter projects alone. The total is 2,168.

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What percentage of successfully funded Kickstarter projects fall into the two categories of Music and Film & Video?

At 60 percent of projects funded, music and film projects are the backbone of the Kickstarter community.

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Which creative category has produced the LEAST amount of fully funded projects?

Only 119 fashion projects have been successfully funded, compared with 3,110 music projects.

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What Kickstarter project holds the record for the highest pledge total at $942,578?

The watch band project, launched by a small Chicago design firm, started out with a funding goal of $15,000, but grabbed over 13,000 backers for a total of almost a million dollars.

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What percentage of successfully funded projects exceed their original funding goal?

A success rate of 94 percent is impressive, but when you consider that $503 technically exceeds a $500 funding goal, maybe it isn't such a big deal.

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As of July 2011, how many Kickstarter projects failed to reach their funding goal?

According to that stat, provided by Kickstarter, the number of failed projects slightly outnumbers the successful ones.

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What is the most popular donation level on Kickstarter?

The $25 pledge represents 18.41 percent of the donations made on Kickstarter.

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Donations under $25 represent a combined 38 percent of the pledges made on Kickstarter, but what percentage do those pledges contribute to the total dollar amount received?

This 10-percent discrepancy leads some Kickstarter users to believe that small pledge levels aren't worth the trouble.

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What is the funding goal range that has been the most successful on Kickstarter?

If you want to taste Kickstarter success, it's best to keep things small, at $1,000 to $5,000.

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How many employees work at Kickstarter?

The small Kickstarter offices have 25 staffers and are on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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How many Kickstarter projects have been successfully funded at levels beyond $100,000?

Some 23 six-figure projects have gotten funding via Kickstarter. Not bad for a bunch of strangers chipping in their spare change.

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About This Quiz

In a very short time, Kickstarter has revolutionized the music, film and art world with a new way of raising money for small creative projects. Test your knowledge of this upstart start-up with our exhaustive quiz.

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