After raising $1 million in their first 4 hours, $5 million in less than two days and a total of $12.8 million over the course of its campaign, the Ubuntu Edge broke Indiegogo records left and right. “Ubuntu” — a free and open source Linux operating system — wanted to make a smartphone, but not just any smartphone. In fact, the Ubuntu Edge would have made your existing phone seem quite outdated, complete with the intelligence of a desktop computer and a sapphire crystal screen. The Ubuntu Edge campaign launched by Canonical became the largest crowdfunding campaign of all time, with more money pledged toward it than any in history from nearly 28,000 contributors worldwide.
Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York has run four Indiegogo campaigns since November of 2012 and whether he’s raising money to send kids to summer camp or to help a family adopt a son from Ethiopia, Brandon is showing the world how the internet can be used to bring people together and achieve incredible things. He’s raised more than $530,000 over a total of just about 17 days from people in countries across the globe and is changing lives everyday.
With everything from a built-in camera and motion detection to a thermometer and night vision, the Canary raised funds to help you to monitor and protect your house — from your phone. In August, Canary raised nearly $2 million from 7,461 contributors. Today, their team is rapidly growing, and Canary is on its way to keep homes secure across the world.
The Kite Patch was designed by ieCrowd to make people invisible to mosquitoes for up to 48 hours by disrupting the way they track humans and has received support from both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and National Health Institute. After raising more than $557,000 on Indiegogo from 11,254 contributors, 140,000 Kite Patches will be sent to Uganda, resulting in 6.7 million hours of testing and a new way to fight vector-borne illnesses in developing countries.
Bill Draper, an icon in Silicon Valley, and his wife knew nothing about Parkinson’s when Phyllis started showing symptoms of the disease. After seven years, it became clear that she needed more effective treatment, and The Parkinson’s Institute has provided them with the best care available. Bill and his family started a campaign for GivingTuesday and have to date, raised more than $200,000 to help find a cure.