The First 100,000 Funded Kickstarter Projects in 100 Numbers /Justin Kazmark & Andrew Nichols / 8th February 2016

(text from Kickstarter blog)

In the 6 years, 9 months, and 10 days since Kickstarter launched, much has changed and much has remained the same. It still takes tremendous courage to step out on a limb, and try to create something entirely new. But from where we stand, the state of creativity is more encouraging than ever. To celebrate this milestone we took a look at 100 numbers behind those first 100,000 successfully funded projects. It's a list that reflects some of the best and brightest qualities of the Kickstarter community, and the creative spirit that animates it.

1. Number of successfully funded Kickstarter projects from our launch on April 28, 2009 to February 7, 2016: 100,000

2. Number of creative categories and subcategories that those projects represent — from Architecture to Zines: 165

3. Time it took to reach the first 100 successfully funded projects: 121 days 

4. Time it took to reach the last 100 successfully funded projects: 3 days

... (etc) 

88. Number of mysterious letters sent to perfect strangers by conceptual artists Lenka Clayton and Michael Crowe, who are attempting to hand-write personal letters to everyone in the world: 2,132 

89. Estimated number of people around the world Lenka and Michael still need to write to:7,400,345,312

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