I remember Kickstarter first really coming on my radar two years ago when Diaspora, the would-be open Facebook alternative, shot past $50K in crowd-sourced funding.
They would eventually raise over $200K — the power of the Internet, and all that.
Oddly enough, looking back, it now reminds me a bit of The Hobbit. When Bilbo finds the Ring, you think: oh magic ring, kind of cool. But actually the Ring is the story, you just don’t realize it at the time.
Everyone, including myself, focused on Diaspora. Kickstarter was the story.
The Pebble watch has now raised over $5.5 million dollars on Kickstarter. The original funding goal was $100K. It still has 28 days to go.
"This feels like just the beginning," says Captain Obvious.