Kickstarter comes of age as a big-time funding platform

Gigaom

Kickstarter’s exploits as a fundraising platform have been well documented but the company is now entering some uncharted territory. For the first time, not one but two Kickstarter projects eclipsed the $1 million pledge mark, within hours of each other yesterday. All told on Thursday, Kickstarter received $1,605,981 in pledges, blowing past the previous one-day record of $736,730, set the day before.

The Elevation Dock, an elegant iPhone dock passed the $1 million mark Thursday a little after 2 p.m. with a couple days to go before its deadline. It now sits at $1,163,192 with more than 10,000 backers. A little less than five hours later, Double Fine Adventure, an adventure video game proposed by game veteran Tim Schafer, shot past the $1 million mark in less than a day and now has a total of $1,345,382 with about 37,000 backers. It originally launched Wednesday night with the goal of raising $400,000, which it…

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