The First Kickstarter Project

Before crowdfunding was officially “a thing,” this project was fully backed for $35 on May 3, 2009 — the first successful Kickstarter ever.

In a few short years, the platform has led the charge in changing the way we invest in and support projects. In 2013 alone, $380 million was pledged to back Kickstarters, just one of many reasons why they’re the 2014 Webby Breakout of the Year.