We head into our sixth week of crowdfunding pledges tracking above better than the average amount of pledges raised. April was a good month with lots of new Kickstarter projects launching. We’ve heard from a small number of creators that they were initially contemplating whether or not to pause their launch because they were not sure how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect their campaign. The fact that backers were still showing up to help fund projects, eventually encouraged creators to launch their campaigns. We continue to see this steady upward trend going into the month of May.
Some highlights of Kickstarter projects that launched this past week and are currently trending from Monday, May 4 – Sunday May 10:
LUNARK – Building and Testing a Moon Home for Everyone by SAGA Space Architects
Raised $16,013 from 308 backers with 23 days to go
Trending to raise $20,973
First campaign created
Will there be a 7 week streak of rising pledges? Stay tuned for next week…
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