Kickstarter campaigns raise 6x more than Indiegogo, says researcher

Whenever crowdfunding websites are compared, you can generally expect to see Kickstarter and Indiegogo in the same sentence. But one developer has discovered just how much better Kickstarter seems to be doing than its competition. Developer Jonathan Lau wrote a scraper to look at the crowdfunding sites’ amount of campaigns, failed campaigns, money raised, and other tidbits. Compared side by side, Kickstarter has raised over six times as much money for its campaigns than Indiegogo, he writes. That’s despite the fact that Indiegogo provides a “flexible funding” program where projects that don’t meet their funding goal can still keep pledges in exchange for paying a higher fee. When it comes to campaigns, Kickstarter has Indiegogo beat in numbers as well. Kickstarter has over 110,000 campaigns, whereas Indiegogo only has 44,000 — though, Lau points out that Indiegogo does removed some failed campaigns from its listings. An Indiegogo spokesman responded with a categorical denial of Lau’s data. “Each alleged indiegogo statistic in the post that you refer to is inaccurate,” said the spokesperson. When asked for specific corrections, the spokesperson refused. “Indiegogo as a general policy does not discuss competitive, proprietary data. It never has,” he said. Lau’s data lists thousands of public Indiegogo projects by URL, dollar amount raised, […]

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