Kickstarter is one of the top leading crowdfunding websites on the internet and has acted to support many innovative endeavors, connecting fans to the creators of the projects they want to see made.
In the 2016, Pebble Time, the colour e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and a new timeline interface was the leader of the pack on Kickstarter in terms of money raised: over $CA 26 million (!!!) dollars pledged from 78,471 backers. Unfortunately, this was not a Canadian campaign but originated in Palo Alto, California.
OVER $$$CA 26 Million Dollars RAISED!!!
In the list below we list top 10 highest earning campaigns to date from Canada. Most of the top crowdfunding campaigns on the list have originated either in Toronto, Ontario or Montreal, Quebec. Vancouver / Ottawa / Calgary - what is going on? Time to wake up and hustle.
Here are the top 10 highest-earning campaigns to date that came from Canada (all pledges were converted to Canadian $):
#10. Neptune Pine: Smartwatch. Reinvented - CA$ 801,224
From: Montreal, Canada: 2,839 backers pledged CA$ 801,224 to help bring this project to life.
Neptune Pine, the definitive all-in-one smartwatch. Voice calls, video chat, full keyboard, GPS & much more.
#9. POLAR Pen & Stylus 2.0 - Made from MAGNETS - CA$ 817,164
From: Waterloo, Canada: 14,253 backers pledged CA$ 817,164 to help bring this project to life.
POLAR is the world’s first modular pen made from MAGNETS. This beautifully simple product will transform into endless possibilities.
#8. Vanhawks Valour | First ever connected carbon fibre bicycle - CA$ 820,083
From: Toronto, Canada: 802 backers pledged CA$ 820,083 to help bring this project to life.
The first connected bike featuring performance tracking, security sensors & interactive feedback to radically change the way you ride.
#7. Castle Story - strategy game - CA$ 936,612
From Montreal, Canada: 27,060 backers pledged CA$ 936,612 to help bring this project to life.
Castle Story is a voxel-based creative strategy game about building castles brick by brick and defending them against enemies.
#6. Bulat: Your Go-To Kitchen Knife - CA$ 942,716
From: Toronto, Canada: 5,131 backers pledged CA$ 942,716 to help bring this project to life.
Creating a remarkable chef's knife for a better price. Meticulous design and exceptional materials make for one incredible blade.
#5. Luuup Litter Box - The Best Cat Litter Box Ever Made - CA$ 1,178,504
From: Toronto, Canada: 14,333 backers pledged CA$ 1,178,504 to help bring this project to life.
Our ingenious three sifting tray litter system is the smartest, cleanest and last litter box you'll ever have to buy.
#4. Helix™ - The World's Best Folding Bike - CA$ 2,262,621
From: Toronto, Canada: 1,069 backers pledged CA$ 2,262,621 to help bring this project to life.
Big wheels. Titanium frame. Smaller, lighter, safer and easier to use than any other folding bike in the world. Made in Canada.
#3. ZNAPS - Connection is just a snap away - CA$ 3,007,370
From: Toronto, Canada: 70,122 backers pledged CA$ 3,007,370 to help bring this project to life.
ZNAPS is a magnetic adapter specially designed to seamlessly fit your mobile devices and cables, so you can charge and sync with the peace of mind that your devices are safe and protected.
#2. Smart Parka - The World's First Complete Winter Coat
From: Toronto, Canada: 8,805 backers pledged CA$ 3,257,695 to help bring this project to life.
A winter coat with built-in gloves, scarf, length extension, hat pouch and tech pockets. Built for two different temperature ranges.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE .. AND #1 TOP BACKED (Montreal company beating Toronto by about $CA 100,000) CANADIAN CAMPAIGN IS ....
#1. Revols - Premium Quick Custom-Fit Wireless Earphones - CA$ 3,374,513
From: Montreal, Canada: 10,569 backers pledged CA$ 3,374,513 to help bring this project to life.
Canada's #1 crowdfunding campaign of all time! Bluetooth earphones with tips that mold to the unique shape of your ears in 60 seconds. Unparalleled fit, comfort, sound and features.
Did we miss any? Or maybe you know why Canada's West Coast Vancouver is not not on the list? Let us know in the comments below.