I think today’s post is both fun and very easy to follow. I did some research and drew tables to compare the top five most funded African Kickstarter projects ever! Versus the top five most funded American (and top five most funded Chinese) Kickstarter projects ever! What is Kickstarter? In short, Kickstarter is a website that exists to help bring creative projects to life. If you have an idea, but don’t have the money to make it happen… you go to Kickstarter and post about it there and strangers (or anyone) then sees the idea and gives you donations. You then reward them, usually by shipping out some of the items they helped fund.
Kickstarter has now been around since 28 April 2009, so this blog figured why not look into the top money-grabbing ideas we’ve globally had. In America, the most funded project was a smartwatch called Pebble, which had up to 7 days worth of battery. That project hoovered in a whopping $20,338,986 (that’s millions and millions of American mula). Here are all the top-funded projects: Africa VS United States VS China… but first, feast your eyes on the trailer video for Africa’s biggest Kickstarter-money-grabber. This raised $195,972, that’s a lot less than America’s biggest (or even 5th) entry today.
As an African who lives in Africa, I am surprised that “an African musical is the most funded African idea on Kickstarter”. I have nothing against musicals, I am a wicked fan (see what I did there, with the link?). Of all the African innovations that have ever attempted to raise money on Kickstarter, the Neptune Frost musical beat them all. Hmm… Making it the most successful Kickstarter projects in Africa. If you’re keen to hear some African music, check out this post later.
The most funded Kickstarter projects – Africa VS America VS China
Most funded idea
A musical called: Neptune Frost
Pebble Smart watch
Neptune Frost is the MartyrLoserKing—the #1 trend The Authority seeks to end. A musical written & directed by Saul Williams.
Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface that highlights what’s important in your day.
The Most Interactive Smartwatch. Intuitive Interaction. Lifestyle Convenience. Unique Ticwear OS. Innovative Design.
I have attached some images of the most funded projects below
The second most funded Kickstarter projects – Africa VS America VS China
2nd most funded idea
BRCK (internet generator)
Remix Mini (Android PC)
The easiest, most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you don’t have electricity
The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.
Remix Mini is a tiny PC. It gives you a PC experience unlike anything on Android and an Android experience unlike anything on a PC.
I have attached some images of the second most funded projects below
The third most funded Kickstarter projects – Africa VS America VS China
Africa (South Africa)
3rd most funded idea
Beautiful Desolation (Apocalyptic Adventure)
Frosthaven (Board game)
Atom (Rugged smartphone)
From the makers of STASIS comes a post-apocalyptic adventure game set in a world you have never seen before.
Euro-inspired dungeon crawling sequel to the 2017 smash-hit board game Gloomhaveny.
Tough, versatile and super portable, Atom is a waterproof Octa-Core smartphone that will be perfect for all your outdoor activities.
I have attached some images of the third most funded projects below
The forth most funded Kickstarter projects – Africa VS America VS China
4th most funded idea
Pebble 2 + Time 2
Jelly (Smallest 4G smartphone)
Own a pair of the original bushman San-dals, designed for persistence hunting and barely changed for thousands and thousands of years.
Two affordable, heart rate-enabled smartwatches and a hackable, 3G wearable for phone-free running with GPS, music, and Amazon Alexa.
Amazingly small but powered with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat features, Jelly is a mini-sized 4G smartphone for everyone.
I have attached some images of the forth most funded projects below
The fifth most funded Kickstarter projects – Africa VS America VS China
Africa (South Africa)
5th most funded idea
Stasis (Horror Adventure game)
Kingdom Death: Monster (Horror Game)
TAIHE Gemini (On-the-go monitor)
STASIS -Classic point & click adventure game played from a unique isometric view point set in a science fiction universe in 2D.
A cooperative nightmare horror game experience. Hunt intelligent monsters and develop your settlement through a self-running campaign.
15.6″ FHD touchscreen or 4K UHD screen | Built-in battery | Kickstand design. Gemini extends your display and boosts the productivity.
I have attached some images of the fifth most funded projects below
What did we learn today?
I am going to record myself in a solo podcast, talking about some observations I made while going through this article today. Once that podcast is done, I shall delete this text here and add a different message + the audio. In that recording I will also include some personal experiences I had with Kickstarter along with 20+ other people (back in 2010) a year after Kickstarter was born. Keep coming back to check on that conclusion!