34 Most Funded Kickstarter Projects of 2020 [$1 million+]

by | Jan 19, 2021

What made these 2020 Kickstarter projects so successful?

1. An awesome product.
2. A great price.
3. A TON of luck.

Strangely, none of these campaigns hired me to be model in their campaign video…

But that, somehow, didn’t stop them from absolutely crushing it.

See why these were the most funded Kickstarter projects of 2020.

P.S. This list doesn’t include Kickstarter games, which always raise a BOAT LOAD of moolah.

 


Most Funded Kickstarter Projects of 2020


 

 

1. terraplanter — The Soil-Free Planter ($6.39 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $6.39 million
Number of backers: 55,236
Campaign duration: 5/5/20 – 6/19/20 – 45 Days

Why it’s cool:

Growing things outside?

In the dirt and hot sun?

I mean who has the time?!

Oh…

Pretty much all of us right now.

Still, gardening is HARD, dirty work.

But terraplanter is shockingly easy.

It’s a magical water bank that grows plants WITHOUT SOIL.

 

 

2. Otto’s G32 Smart Grill ($5.03 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $5.03 million
Number of backers: 2,762
Campaign duration: 5/14/20 – 6/13/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

Have 1,500 bucks laying around?

BUY A GRILL!

Specifically, the Otto’s G32 Smart Grill.

(Whose name happens to sound like you just won Bingo.)

 

 

 

3. OYO Nova Gym ($4.41 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

Funds raised: $4.41 million
Number of backers: 26,199
Campaign duration: 4/28/20 – 6/18/20 – 51 Days

Why it’s cool:

Dumbbells are harder to find than the Loch Ness Monster right now.

Good thing you won’t need them.

Shape up AT HOME with the OYO NOVA Gym.

It’s a revolutionary fitness device built with the same SpiraFlex technology used by ASTRONAUTS!

 

 

 

4. Creality CR-6 3-D Printer Kit ($4.38 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $4.38 million
Number of backers: 16,652
Campaign duration: 5/6/20 – 6/5/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

Most 3D printers are WAY too complicated.

(Like that $40 dresser I got from IKEA.)

Creality CR-6 keeps things simple.

You’ll be on your way to printing a masterpiece in just 5 minutes after it’s out of the box.

 

 

5. Arsenal 2 — The Intelligent Camera Assistant ($4.24 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $4.24 million
Number of backers: 21,339
Campaign duration: 8/26/20 – 10/2/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

Sorry, professional photographers…

Arsenal 2 just put your a** out of business.

This thing pretty much takes the perfect picture FOR YOU.

 

 

6. The Misen Dutch Oven ($4.22 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $4.22 million
Number of backers: 36,728
Campaign duration: 9/8/20 – 10/8/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

The Dutch do two things better than anybody:

1. Windmills
2. Dutch Ovens (apparently)

The Misen Dutch Oven proves it.

 

 

7. Whipr — A Portable Multi-Sport Training Machine ($3.51 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

 

Funds raised: $3.51 million
Number of backers: 9,100
Campaign duration: 8/11/20 – 9/25/20 – 44 Days

Why it’s cool:

Short of installing an Olympic-size swimming pool in your 1-bedroom apartment, Whipr is the best way to get a paddle workout in.

 

 

 

8. UVMask ($3.02 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $3.02 million
Number of backers: 14,404
Campaign duration: 6/25/20 – 8/15/20 – 50 Days

Why it’s cool:

Kickstarter hosted more mask campaigns in the summer of 2020 than there are faces in the world.

(Probably.)

But NONE of them were more popular than the UVMask with its UV-C sterilizing tech.

 

 

9. Lumos Ultra Smart Bike Helmet ($2.97 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.97 million
Number of backers: 24,943
Campaign duration: 5/25/20 – 7/19/20 – 55 Days

Why it’s cool:

If they had bada** light-up helmets like Lumos Ultra when we were kids, we wouldn’t have complained so much about wearing them!

 

 

10. MILO — The Action Communicator ($2.59 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.59 million
Number of backers: 5,747
Campaign duration: 10/6/20 – 11/12/20 – 36 Days

Why it’s cool:

“Johnny, are you ok?!”

“Well I just fell down a 200-foot cliff…”

“Phew, well just let me know if you need anything.”

The Milo Action Communicator is great for learning about your friends’ horrible injuries faster than ever before.

 

 

 

11. Vespera — The World’s Most Compact & Portable Exploration Station ($2.56 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.56 million
Number of backers: 2,163
Campaign duration: 10/1/20 – 10/31/20 – 29 Days

Why it’s cool:

Look, it’s Uranus!

… I’ll see myself out.

Vespera is what happens when NASA let’s us normal folk in on the fun.

 

 

12. ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 Computer ($2.51 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.51 million
Number of backers: 5,236
Campaign duration: 8/11/20 – 9/10/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

Look, I’ll be honest.

Sometimes I’ll watch an entire Kickstarter video and still have no idea what the product does.

This is one of those times.

 

 

13. Makeway — The Magnetic Marble Track ($2.39 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.39 million
Number of backers: 16,652
Campaign duration: 2/18/20 – 4/16/20 – 58 Days

Why it’s cool:

Makeway is like a Hot Wheels track on steroids.

Build your own custom track on ANY metal surface and become the undisputed MASTER OF MARBLES!

 

 

14. Shell by Tropicfeel ($2.31 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.31 million
Number of backers: 7,986
Campaign duration: 9/30/20 – 11/26/20 – 57 Days

Why it’s cool:

Backpacks haven’t been a trendy Kickstarter product since 2015.

But Shell by Tropicfeel just raised over 2 million bucks, so what the hell do I know?

 

 

15. YEMA Superman Bronze Limited Editions Watch ($2.19 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.19  million
Number of backers: 2,462
Campaign duration: 10/15/20 – 10/31/20 – 16 Days

Why it’s cool:

You know what’s even more over-done on Kickstarter than backpacks?

WATCHES.

Still, the YEMA Superman Bronze Edition raised over $2 million.

Proving once again that I’m a dumba**.

 

 

16. The Misen Carbon Steel Pan ($2.19 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.19  million
Number of backers: 21,993
Campaign duration: 2/4/20 – 3/4/20 – 29 Days

Why it’s cool:

The Misen Carbon Steel Pan, eh?

Sounds like a superhero who saves the world from poorly cooked meals.

Misen had a killer 2020.

They made this list TWICE.

 

 

17. Mendi — Real-Time Brain Training Anytime, Anywhere ($2.14 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.14  million
Number of backers: 6,748
Campaign duration: 4/15/20 – 5/15/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

I’m down to my last 12 brain cells.

(Largely due to an over-reliance on $2 beer specials in college.)

Good thing Mendi helps make the MOST of what’s left.

It’s a clinical-grade neurofeedback device designed for HOME use.

 

 

 

18. Nebia by Moen ($2.03 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.03  million
Number of backers: 8,735
Campaign duration: 1/21/20 – 2/29/20 – 39 Days

Why it’s cool:

Upgrading to Nebia by Moen is like going from a Model T to a Tesla.

It gives you a spa-level shower system in your very own home.

 

 

 

19. Mobile by Peak Design ($2.00 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $2.00  million
Number of backers: 14,169
Campaign duration: 10/19/20 – 12/18/20 – 59 Days

Why it’s cool:

Why doesn’t Apple just make accessories like Mobile themselves?

Well they kinda do.

But what’s another few billion in sales when they have $191 billion cash on hand??

 

 

 

20. Toadi — An Autonomous Lawnmower Powered By A.I. ($1.94 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.94  million
Number of backers: 720
Campaign duration: 6/25/20 – 7/25/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

Todai is the perfect way to tell your neighbors:

“Yes, I AM richer than you.”

 

 

21. SuperCalla — The Tangle-Free Magnetic Charging Cable ($1.76 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.76 million
Number of backers: 39,355
Campaign duration: 3/24/20 – 5/5/20 – 35 Days

Why it’s cool:

Where’s the tangled mess?

The jumbled cords?

The overheating pile of charging horror?!

SuperCalla is a SUPERHERO that makes ALL that nonsense a thing of the past!

 

 

 

22. The BeYou Chair ($1.52 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.52 million
Number of backers: 4,160
Campaign duration: 9/29/20 – 11/12/20 – 44 Days

Why it’s cool:

WOW.

Sitting on one’s butt has never been so hip, so fresh!

The BeYou Chair is the perfect addition to your work from home setup.

 

 

 

23. Orba — A Musical Instrument Designed For Your Hands ($1.44 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.44 million
Number of backers: 12,377
Campaign duration: 11/25/19 – 1/13/20 – 48 Days

Why it’s cool:

I’m about as musically gifted as a muskrat with a tambourine.

Which is why Orba’s simplicity is what makes it so special.

It turns average Joe’s like me into Grammy-level stars.

(Well, almost.)

 

 

 

24. FOLDEAT Modular Lunchbox ($1.35 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.45 million
Number of backers: 11,980
Campaign duration: 11/12/19 – 1/10/20 – 59 Days

Why it’s cool:

I spent more on DoorDash last year than the GDP of Fiji.

Which is probably because I’ve had the same lunchbox since 6th grade.

Upgrade to the FOLDEAT Modular Lunchbox.

It’s compact, stackable design and 100% microwave safe containers are JUST what you need to kiss $15 mid-week lunches GOODBYE.

 

 

 

25. bebebark ($1.33 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.33 million
Number of backers: 6,495
Campaign duration: 9/22/20 – 10/31/20 – 38 Days

Why it’s cool:

Sup, ladies!

bebebark is the first female-focused product on the list.

Right on!

 

 

 

26. Ode Brew Grinder ($1.23 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.22 million
Number of backers: 4,947
Campaign duration: 12/12/19 – 2/10/20 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool:

I don’t need coffee in the morning.

But if you talk to me before my first cup, I am NOT liable for any injuries you sustain.

The Ode Brew Grinder will turn you into the world’s best barista in no time.

 

 

 

27. OhSnap Grip ($1.22 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.22 million
Number of backers: 27,493
Campaign duration: 5/7/20 – 6/15/20 – 38 Days

Why it’s cool:

It’s 3 A.M.

Of course you’re not asleep.

You’re on your back scrolling Instagram when BOOM.

You drop your phone on your face.

Why?

Well you were trying to get a better angle of that new TikTok dance, which you thinkkkkk you could master, when your grip slipped.

It’s time.

Upgrade to the Ohsnap Grip — the most versatile phone attachment on the PLANET.

 

 

 

28. Hitch — The Ultimate 2-in-1 Bottle ($1.21 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.21 million
Number of backers: 14,992
Campaign duration: 4/28/20 – 6/4/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

I was a barista for 6 months in college.

My “latte art” looked like a 3-year-old’s finger painting.

But that’s beside the point.

What’s important here is that you know about this 2-in-1 coffee lover’s DREAM.

Like Beyoncé, it has but one name…

Hitch.

It’s a stainless steel water bottle with a BUILT-IN leak-proof coffee cup.

 

 

 

29. Wainlux K6 Engraver ($1.17 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.17 million
Number of backers: 6,466
Campaign duration: 6/30/20 – 8/20/20 – 51 Days

Why it’s cool:

Roommate: “Why are you laser engraving a lemon?”

Me: “Because I can, Steve!”

The Wainlux K6 Engraver makes other engravers look like child’s play.

 

 

 

30. MOFT Z — The 4-in-1 Sit-Stand Laptop Desk ($1.14 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.14 million
Number of backers: 16,388
Campaign duration: 2/18/20 – 4/18/20 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool:

I have a disease.

It’s called, “Sitting On My Fat Butt All Day While I Work Syndrome.”

Side effects include sluggishness, lethargy, and never getting a raise from my boss.

(That’s what I blame it on, at least.)

STAND UP with MOFT Z.

It’s the world’s first INVISIBLE standing desk that’s impossibly thin.

 

 

31. MÄNNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon ($1.10 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

Funds raised: $1.10 million
Number of backers: 6,887
Campaign duration: 11/4/20 – 12/4/20 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool:

Pepper.

Cannon.

Need I say more?

The MÄNNKITCHEN Pepper Cannon pairs perfectly with my LADYBEDROOM Salt Harpoon.

 

 

 

32. Timebirds — The Purpose-Built Workout Timer ($1.06 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.06 million
Number of backers: 10,545
Campaign duration: 8/25/20 – 9/26/20 – 31 Days

Why it’s cool:

With Timebirds, you’ll be able to tell – down the the second – how quickly you give up on your New Year’s resolutions.

 

 

33. TheoryBoard Thy333 — Music Theory Made Easy ($1.01 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.01 million
Number of backers: 18,043
Campaign duration: 7/12/20 – 9/10/20 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool:

Can TheoryBoard Thy333 turn you into the next great musician?

Maybe.

Will you have fun trying?

ABSOLUTELY!

 

 

34. HyperDrive GEN2 ($1.01 million)

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2020

 

 

Funds raised: $1.01 million
Number of backers: 8,607
Campaign duration: 2/3/20 – 3/3/20 – 28 Days

Why it’s cool:

I’ve written 33 somewhat witty descriptions already.

I’m out of energy and my boss is on vacation.

Here’s a link to their campaign page.

ENJOY!

 

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