The 34 Most Funded Kickstarter Projects of 2018 (All Over $1 Million)

by | Jan 2, 2019

Of the thousands of Kickstarter tech, fashion, and design projects launched in 2018, only 34 raised over $1 million.

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There were more million dollar Kickstarter game projects than in any other category…

COMBINED.

The Most Funded Kickstarter Projects of 2018


 

1. The Travel Line – Versatile Travel Backpack + Packing Tools

 

The Travel Line Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $5.2 million
Number of backers: 13,752
Campaign duration: 7/23/18 – 9/20/18 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool: It looked like the BauBax 2.0 Jacket would cruise to victory as the most funded Kickstarter project of 2018 before Peak Designs’ Travel Line came out of absolutely no where to blow them out of the water. These brilliantly designed travel bags certainly deserve their title as Kickstarter King of 2018.

Read our full post on The Travel Line here.

 

2. BauBax 2.0 – The World’s Best Travel Jacket

 

BauBax 2.0

 

Funds raised: $3.9 million
Number of backers: 21,409
Campaign duration: 2/14/18 – 4/15/18 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool: This jacket has 25+ features. Which is about 24 more than your jacket has. Although the BauBax 2.0 travel jacket raised more than all but one other Kickstarter project in 2018, the first version actually did better — raising $9.2 million in 2015.

Read our full BauBax 2.0 post here.

 

3. eufyCam – The Wirefree Security Camera with 365 Day Battery

 

eufyCam Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $3.1 million
Number of backers: 8,803
Campaign duration: 4/16/18 – 6/15/18 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool: A waterproof, wireless security camera with a ridiculously long battery life and no monthly fees? Take that, ADT.

Read our full eufyCam post here.

 

4. Tropic – The Ultimate Travel Shoe

 

 

Funds raised: $2.5 million
Number of backers: 26,284
Campaign duration: 4/24/18 – 6/14/18 – 51 Days

Why it’s cool: Look out Nike, Tropic’s comin’ for ya. They combined four shoes in one – sneakers, water shoes, running shoes, and hiking boots to create the perfect travel shoe. Add in some fun, funky colors and you’ve got yourself a viral Kickstarter campaign, sir.

Read our full Tropic post here.

 

 

5. FinalStraw – The World’s First Collapsible, Reusable Straw

 

FinalStraw Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.9 million
Number of backers: 38,443
Campaign duration: 4/19/18 – 5/19/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: You’ve already heard the stat, there’s a boat load of plastic garbage floating around in the ocean and we’re all screwed. Well, FinalStraw wants to do their fair share to make that floating garbage heap just a little bit smaller. And with 38,000+ backers, they may just make a difference after all.

 

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6. Vector by Anki – A Giant Roll Forward For Robot Kind

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.9 million
Number of backers: 8,293
Campaign duration: 8/8/18 – 9/7/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: “Hey Vector, why have I gained approximately 11 pounds in the last month?” “Well, Grant, you’ve eaten like a whale and haven’t exercised once.” Simply put, this insanely high-tech robot tells it how it is.

 

7. Solo Stove Yukon & Ranger – All Fire, No Smoke

 

 

Funds raised: $1.7 million
Number of backers: 4,324
Campaign duration: 10/11/18 – 11/15/18 – 35 Days

Why it’s cool: These steel drums of awesomeness come in two convenient sizes, and burn wood in a way that drastically reduces smoke.

 

8. Nebula Capsule II – World’s First Android TV Pocket Cinema

 

 

Funds raised: $1.7 million
Number of backers: 4,018
Campaign duration: 10/26/18 – 12/25/18 – 61 Days

Why it’s cool: A 100-inch HD screen in the palm of your hand? Yup. This may look like an oddly shaped soda can, but it’s actually supremely cool tech.

 

9. Scribit – Turn Your Wall Into An Interactive Canvas

 

Scribit Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.6 million
Number of backers: 4,352
Campaign duration: 6/3/18 – 7/5/18 – 31 Days

Why it’s cool: Did you hear that? It’s the sound of moms everywhere screaming in frustration because this awesome robot artist wasn’t invented sooner. So many costly paint jobs could’ve been avoided. Regardless, the world’s first draw & erase robot is here and it’s freakin’ awesome.

 

10. AlpinerX – The Most Beautiful Outdoors Smartwatch

 

AlpinerX Kickstarter Watch

 

Funds raised: $1.6 million
Number of backers: 2,795
Campaign duration: 3/22/18 – 4/21/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: Does their campaign spokesman have a very punchable face? Yes. Is this an absurdly cool watch? Yes.

 

11. Foreo UFO – 90 Second Beauty Mask

 

FOREO UFO Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.6 million
Number of backers: 9,474
Campaign duration: 1/8/18 – 2/22/18 – 45 Days

Why it’s cool: Trust me, I do not speak from experience here, but apparently most facial masks are cold, wet, and take 20 minutes to work. This mask is warm and takes just 90 seconds to open up those pores, baby.

By the way, are you gonna eat those cucumbers? Asking for a friend.

 

12. Plexus Wheel+ – The World’s Simplest Back Pain Relief

Plexus Wheel+ Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.5 million
Number of backers: 17,963
Campaign duration: 7/10/18 – 8/25/18 – 46 Days

Why it’s cool: First off, their campaign video is laugh out loud funny. Then they offered three different sizes to help everyone from overeager Yogis to somewhat pliant grandmas relieve their back pain. The Plexus Wheel+ was a classic example of a good product going viral because of clever messaging.

 

13. Moment – Anamorphic Lens

 

 

Funds raised: $1.5 million
Number of backers: 9,954
Campaign duration: 3/27/18 – 4/19/18 – 24 Days

Why it’s cool: Moment’s 4th campaign lets you transform your smartphone into a device capable of making movie-quality videos with their easy-to-use anamorphic lens. Look out Steven Spielberg.

Read our full Moment post here.

 

14. Silo – One-Touch Connected Vacuum Sealer That Keeps Food Fresh 5x Longer

 

Best Kickstarter Projects of 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.4 million
Number of backers: 5,417
Campaign duration: 10/16/18 – 11/17/18 – 32 Days

Why it’s cool: Holy crap… something that keeps avocados fresh for longer than 12.3 seconds?? SIGN ME UP.

Read our full Silo post here.

 

15. Smart Belt 2.0 – The Most Crowdfunded Accessory in History

 

Smart Belt 2.0 Kickstarter

Funds raised: $1.4 million
Number of backers: 14,071
Campaign duration: 5/21/18 – 7/20/18 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool: This innovative belt captured backers’ hearts (and waistlines) with its 32 adjustable sizes. Making it the perfect post-buffet solution to hold up those bulgin’ pants of yours.

Read our full Smart Belt 2.0 post here.

 

16. Zip Top – Reusable Containers Stand Up, Stay Open, and Zip Shut

 

Zip Top Containers Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 12,662
Campaign duration: 10/3/18 – 11/2/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: Mr. Wonderful and Mark Cuban would literally be FIST-FIGHTING over these absurdly versatile, lidfree storage containers. They’re that amazing. Simply put, these are a once-in-a-generation product that belongs in every kitchen in the world.

 

Read our full Zip Top post here.

 

17. Moon Pod – A Zero-Gravity Beanbag for All-Day Deep Relaxation

 

Moon Pod Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 5,026
Campaign duration: 6/13/18 – 7/20/18 – 37 Days

Why it’s cool: When I was growing up, bean bags were about as comfortable as a couch made out of cacti. But Moon Pod’s promise of weightless relaxation made this adult bean bag one of the top projects of 2018.

Read our full Moon Pod post here.

 

18. HyperJuice – World’s Most Powerful USB-C Charging Pack

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 7,426
Campaign duration: 9/17/18 – 10/16/18 – 29 Days

Why it’s cool: No joke, I’m currently typing this on a Macbook from Mid-2009. My battery lasts about as long as 3 rolls of Sushi in front of a sumo wrestler. But this high-powered charging pack drastically increases your devices’ battery life.

 

19. Atom – 4G Ridiculously Rugged Smartphone

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 5,310
Campaign duration: 6/5/18 – 7/12/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: What is this, a smartphone for ants? Atom is an exceptionally small smartphone that’s ridiculously rugged and literally cannot be destroyed.

 

20. Footloose – Self-Cleaning Automatic Litter Box

 

Best Kickstarter Projects of 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 3,600
Campaign duration: 10/16/18 – 11/16/18 – 32 Days

Why it’s cool: Do you enjoy scooping your cat’s poop? (Bet you didn’t think anybody would ask you that today, huh?) Well now you won’t have to!

21. Mutable 2.0 – The All-in-One Play Table

 

MUtable 2.0 Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 2,639
Campaign duration: 2/21/18 – 4/19/18 – 58 Days

Why it’s cool: The most frustrating thing about parenthood, you know, besides the pants pooping pant, is that kids constantly outgrow their things. The beauty of this 8-in-1 play table is its versatility. It has four adjustable heights so it can grow with your kids.

Read our full Mutable 2.0 post here.

 

22. Errant – The Ultimate Everyday Backpack

 

Errant Backpack Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 9,693
Campaign duration: 6/25/18 – 7/11/18 – 32 Days

Why it’s cool: Usually when companies create beautifully designed minimalist products, they pair that simplicity with an outrageous price tag. Boundary did the opposite. Offering an exceptionally well-made backpack at an affordable price.

 

23. Laowa 24 mm f/14  Probe Lens – Revolutionize Macro Videography

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.2 million
Number of backers: 756
Campaign duration: 8/1/18 – 8/31/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: This tremendously detailed lens makes Earth looks like the version from Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. Photograph the smallest possible objects in crystal clear detail.

 

24. Reviv – The Affordable & Eco-Friendly Weighted Blanket

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.2 million
Number of backers: 6,795
Campaign duration: 10/30/18 – 12/14/18 – 46 Days

Why it’s cool: Holy crap am I sick of seeing weighted blankets. But apparently you guys aren’t. Weighted blankets have been some of the best selling crowdfunding projects over the last two years.

 

25. Använda – A Great F*cking Bag

 

Anvanda Bag Kickstarter

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 10,061
Campaign duration: 1/10/18 – 2/29/18 – 50 Days

Why it’s cool: The team behind this bag kept it real. They admitted that their bag wasn’t necessarily revolutionary, but they more than made up for it with their hilarious campaign page.

Read our full Anvanda post here.

 

26. The Halograph II Watch

 

The Halograph Watch II

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 2,821
Campaign duration: 6/13/18 – 7/1/18 – 20 Days

Why it’s cool: Their mission was to “create unusual timepieces,” and you can bet your butt that they did just that. Seriously, these watches have more numbers on display than the whiteboard in my 8th grade algebra class.

 

27. NOMATIC – Messenger and Laptop Bags

 

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 5,668
Campaign duration: 2/20/18 – 4/21/18 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool: Because the only people who still carry briefcases to the office are stuffy old bankers and characters in Mad Men.

 

28. The Misen Nonstick Pan

 

The Misen Nonstick Pan Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 12,192
Campaign duration: 10/9/18 – 11/4/18 – 27 Days

Why it’s cool: I want to shout this from the rooftops for all the world to hear: “If you have a good kitchen product and even an ounce of marketing ability, your product will CRUSH IT on Kickstarter!” This non-stick pan is remarkably simple, but I guess people are really sick of scraping scrambled eggs off their current pans.

 

29. Cycling Power Meter

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 3,536
Campaign duration: 4/24/18 – 5/24/18 – 60 Days

Why it’s cool: This tells you how much force you’re producing with your legs during your ride. Apparently I possess roughly the same amount of leg strength as a middle school girl.

 

30. Rite Press – The ‘No Mess’ French Press

 

Rite Press Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 21,771
Campaign duration: 1/23/18 – 3/9/18 – 45 Days

Why it’s cool: A brilliantly designed brewer with premium, built-in functions that give you a consistently great Cup of Joe. Just in case you’re sick of paying $6 every time you go to Starbucks.

 

31. Unobrush – The World’s Smartest 6-Second Toothbrush

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2018

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 12,375
Campaign duration: 10/22/18 – 11/22/18 – 32 Days

Why it’s cool: Well it’ll probably get your dentist off your back about not flossing for once.

 

32. Expandable Sash Bags – The Anti-Purse Just Got Extra

 

Expandable Sash Bag Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1 million
Number of backers: 4,919
Campaign duration: 7/4/18 – 8/3/18 – 30 Days

Why it’s cool: This expanding purse’s brilliant design keeps you organized, while easily expandable pockets mean you can stuff just about anything you need in its compact compartments. #ditchyopurse is probably trending right now.

 

33. Pocket Monkii – A Gym in Your Pocket

MONKII Pocket Gym Kickstarter

 

Funds raised: $1 million
Number of backers: 8,306
Campaign duration: 5/1/18 – 6/29/18 – 59 Days

Why it’s cool: My gym is exceptionally crowded and smells like feet. This gym fits in your pocket. The choice is pretty clear.

Read our full Pocket Monkii post here.

 

34. Hover 2 – The 4K Drone That Flies Itself

 

 

Funds raised: $1 million
Number of backers: 1,828
Campaign duration: 11/14/18 – 12/29/18 – 46 Days

Why it’s cool: This self-flying drone let’s you take mind-blowing pictures without breakin’ a sweat. It snuck onto this list with two days left in the year, giving Kickstarter an impeccably strong finish to 2018.

 


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