1. An Hour of Code for Every Student – 90% of schools still do not teach computer science, but with the help of some big names including Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr and Reid Hoffman, Hadi Partovi and Code.org raised $5 million on Indiegogo to change that. In December, An Hour of Code for Every Student became the most fully funded campaign ever on Indiegogo and will bring an hour of code to 100 million students around the world.
2. Lazer Team by Rooster Teeth – After becoming the most funded film on Indiegogo raising $2.48 million, Rooster Teeth’s “Lazer Team” is now in production and slated for a highly-anticipated Spring 2015 release. Fullscreen, a massive YouTube network of more than 50,000 video creators, has also since acquired Rooster Teeth.
3. Julie and Scott Brusaw, a small-town couple from Sagle, Idaho, launched a campaign to bring their invention of Solar Roadways, pavement that generates power, to the limelight. The two doubled their goal of $1 million and have attracted attention from influencers around the world, even receiving an invitation to the 2014 White House Maker Faire. With 48,475 funders, this campaign had the most Indiegogo contributors of all time.
4. With more than 3 million YouTube subscribers and half a billion video views, the animated web series Simon’s Cat became the most crowdfunded film ever in the UK with £310,734 from contributors in more than 30 countries to create their first full-color 11-minute film Off to the Vet.
5. Coming in at almost $3 million, two young UC Berkeley graduates launched an Indiegogo campaign in late 2014 to bring cat-inspired headphones to the mainstream. With four colors to choose from, LED lights and a USB charger, people from over 90 countries have made this Indiegogo’s most funded technology campaign of all time.