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Investments

1214

Portfolio Exits

89

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

2

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a global, crowdfunding platform for creative projects. It helps creative projects find funding for diversified projects. It helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators make their ideas a reality. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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58 Kent Street

Brooklyn, New York, 11216,

United States

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Latest Kickstarter News

Pimax Portal Metaverse handheld games console passes $300,000 on Kickstarter

Nov 29, 2022

Geeky Gadgets 9:34 am Following on from the previous unveiling of the new Pimax Portal handheld game console earlier this month. Its creators, Pima 8K VR have this week launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the console which has already raised over $300,000 thanks to over 460 backers, with still 46 days to go. The handheld console features a 4K QLED mini LED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. A modular design and a 10,000 mAh battery as well as support for 5G and WiFi 6 wireless connectivity. Specially priced early bird pledges are now available for the radical project from roughly $299 or £249 (depending on current exchange rates). “Portal is a high-powered android-based all-in-one gaming device that can easily switch modes between Standalone VR PCVR, Mobile gaming, PC gaming, living room entertainment, Etc, to fit different occasions.” Handheld games console If the Pimax Portal crowd funding campaign successfully raises its required pledge goal and manufacturing progresses smoothly, worldwide shipping is expected to take place sometime around January 2023. To learn more about the Pimax Portal handheld games console project view the promotional video below. “With 32 Physical Buttons, the Player can achieve the maximum number of key combinations. 8 Virtual buttons, bring you the ultimate full-screen handheld experience. Optimize Key mapping, which Allows you freely download these configurations directly from our server to our host. Feathering Linear analogue trigger buttons can be adjusted steplessly, and feedback feels much better and more natural than other handhelds. Linear motors on both sides of the handle bring you the best in-game feedback.” “Through the 4 cameras on the body plus the main camera and 6DOF precise positioning, Portal can also bring a millimeter-level AR experience to the handheld for the first time. Portal uses an HDR algorithm that allows the headset to take full advantage of its high contrast ratio hardware and accurate color space to be the best VR headset for video editors, graphic artists, engineers, and gamers alike.” For a complete list of all available backing options, stretch goals, extra media and technical specifications for the handheld games console, jump over to the official Pimax Portal crowd funding campaign page by following the link below.

Kickstarter Investments

1,214 Investments

Kickstarter has made 1,214 investments. Their latest investment was in Black Sands Entertainment as part of their Crowdfunding - IV on November 11, 2022.

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Kickstarter Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/8/2022

Crowdfunding - IV

Black Sands Entertainment

$0.13M

No

1

10/20/2022

Crowdfunding

Casiris Vision

$0.32M

Yes

1

9/29/2022

Angel

WorldRoo Learning App

$0.02M

Yes

1

9/28/2022

Crowdfunding

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$99M

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10

9/8/2022

Crowdfunding - III

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$99M

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10

Date

11/8/2022

10/20/2022

9/29/2022

9/28/2022

9/8/2022

Round

Crowdfunding - IV

Crowdfunding

Angel

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding - III

Company

Black Sands Entertainment

Casiris Vision

WorldRoo Learning App

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Amount

$0.13M

$0.32M

$0.02M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Kickstarter Portfolio Exits

89 Portfolio Exits

Kickstarter has 89 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SquareOff on October 03, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/3/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

10

7/26/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

7/8/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

14

6/14/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/4/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/3/2022

7/26/2022

7/8/2022

6/14/2022

5/4/2022

Exit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

10

2

14

10

10

Kickstarter Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Kickstarter acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Huzza on February 01, 2017.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

2/1/2017

Seed / Angel

$99M

$0.55M

Acquired

2

3/17/2016

Series B

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

2/1/2017

3/17/2016

Investment Stage

Seed / Angel

Series B

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$0.55M

$99M

Note

Acquired

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Sources

2

10

Kickstarter Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Kickstarter has 10 strategic partners and customers. Kickstarter recently partnered with Social Art Network on June 6, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/19/2019

Partner

United Kingdom

1

9/11/2018

Partner

United States

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In an attempt to standardize a measure for a 3D printer 's abilities , Kickstarter and Autodesk have collaborated to create an open-source 3D printing quality test .

1

12/14/2017

Partner

United States

1

8/15/2016

Partner

United States

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10

7/29/2016

Partner

United States

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10

Date

6/19/2019

9/11/2018

12/14/2017

8/15/2016

7/29/2016

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

United States

United States

United States

United States

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In an attempt to standardize a measure for a 3D printer 's abilities , Kickstarter and Autodesk have collaborated to create an open-source 3D printing quality test .

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Kickstarter Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Kickstarter has 2 service provider relationships

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Kickstarter Team

7 Team Members

Kickstarter has 7 team members, including , .

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Work History

Title

Status

Charles Adler

Founder

Current

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