Kickstarter is a great source to raise money through crowdfunding. We often cover some interesting projects from the crowdfunding website and seek money before they’re brought to market. Pebble’s original smartwatch remained the must funded Kickstarter project for quite some time until it was dethroned. Now the company has won the top spot once again aided by its second generation Pebble Time smartwatch for which it is also raising funds through Kickstarter.
When the Pebble Time project was unveiled last week it took just 49 minutes to raise more than $1 million. The company only asked for $500,000 so it was well past its goal in under one hour.
Since then the project has been raking in the cash. At this point in time its a little over $13.5 million, making Pebble Time the most funded Kickstarter project to date, in second place comes the Coolest Cooler which raised $13,285,226 during its run on the website. Original Pebble holds third place.
Pebble’s latest campaign is going to raise a whole lot more given that there are 24 days still left to go. The next project that sets its sights this high on Kickstarter will certainly have tough shoes to fill.
Earlier today the company introduced Pebble Time Steel, another move to generate even more funds through Kickstarter, and it appears to be helping the campaign.