The crowd-funding platform Kickstarter was not the first in its market niche, but its approach and response to ever-changing opportunities has helped it to become the juggernaut of the category. Kickstarter’s growth was highlighted by VentureBeat.com earlier this week with some very impressive numbers.

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More than 5 million backers have successfully funded over 50,000 creative projects on Kickstarter, according to the company’s stats page, cementing Kickstarter as the world’s leading crowdfunding platform. Even as it edges closer to a billion dollars pledged, Kickstarter has stuck by its indie vibe, carefully curating the projects it allows on the platform to make sure they’re in-line with the company’s creative vision.

Read the full article : One Day, Two Records: Kickstarter Hits New Crowdfunding Milestones (VentureBeat.com)