(Newsdesk) At 14.2K camp on Denali, Lonnie Dupre raised almost the equivalent in US dollars on Kickstarter.
Weather permitting, the adventurer will begin hauling to 16K in the next couple of days.
In their Indiegogo campaign at $1371 raised the US-Hungarian Nanga Parbat Winter Expedition 2013 came short of their 5K pledge.
Manhattan-based Kickstarter takes a 5% cut of the funds successfully raised through its site. In 2012 Kickstarter boasted its first of several million-dollar projects, and its first $10 million project—for smartphone-enabled watch Pebble.
Valuable for Kickstart success (ExWeb compilation of various web research posted in fall 2012):
- Promotion outside of Kickstarter.
- Creators are well-connected in media and among social media heavyweights ready to back them.
- Creators provide updates and communicate with backers.
- Time of funding period (around 1 month).
- Aim high.
- Projects around $10,000 are most commonly funded.
- Projects below $1000 have the best success ratio.
- Numbers vary but around 60% of projects, if not more, fail.
- Few near misses: you either get very little or greatly exceed your pledge.
- Few last-minute miracles, you should be able to tell after a few days whether your project is going to succeed.
- Failure seems to be disproportionately likely among (documentary) films and music projects.
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