Funding Friday: Kickstarter Gold

Our portfolio company Kickstarter launched something cool a couple weeks ago. It is called Kickstarter Gold:

From June 20 through July 31, we’re spotlighting new projects by exciting artists and makers who use Kickstarter to sustain their creative independence.

Why? Because repeat creators are an integral part of the Kickstarter ecosystem. In fact, a third of all pledges to successful projects —over $1 billion since 2009 — go toward projects by creators who have run two, three, four, or even 100+ projects.

We selected Kickstarter Gold creators for their creativity, ingenuity, and success using the platform. They’ll be making new works inspired by their past projects, so backers can discover extra-amazing ideas, plus special rewards that aren’t available anywhere else.

Here are the projects. I just backed a bunch of them. It’s Funding Friday so maybe you might want to do the same.


Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    this is a reputation mechanism, and also promotes the reputation of the KS brand?’Gold’ seems so yesterday.

    1. Girish Mehta…”Gold, Gold, Gold…they’ll do anything for Gold…”Music by Quincy Jones. We live in interesting times. There is now a Quincy Jones ETF.

    2. JimHirshfield

      Yeah, I know. It’s not platinum.

      1. jason wright


  2. falicon

    Interesting…but if you’ve been successful on Kickstarter, you prob. don’t need this sort of help anymore.I’m still a bigger fan of the powers that be finding, and helping, the hidden gems within the system…more of that please. 🙂

    1. LE

      An interesting game for someone to make (as an app that could be funded on kickstarter no less) would be where you try to guess which projects get funded and which do not. And maybe you play against a machine algorithm.Here is a list of the newest projects:…Here is a list of the most backed (note the number one is the game ‘exploding kittens’: