Ten of Canada’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns in Canada

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The Globe and Mail | Jan 1, 2014

TellspecKickstarter and Indiegogo, two of the most popular donation-based crowdfunding sites in the country, give creative people the opportunity to fund their projects via online donations or pre-purchasing of products or experiences. These are the top 10 Canadian entrepreneurial crowdfunding campaigns of the year. The figures are accurate as of Dec. 27.

 

1. MILTON'S SECRET is a feature film based on the book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert S. Friedman. It's a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and the elderquest of his grandfather. Hulo Films, the Vancouver-based studio producing the film, has so far raised $304,997 (U.S.) on Indiegogo.

2. PIPER is a small piece of technology that's packed with sensors. It works seamlessly with Android and iOS smartphones and tablets and can be paired with smart home accessories to keep you safe and in control. The Ottawa-based startup has raised $309,119 (U.S.) on Indiegogo.

3. PROTEST THE HERO NEW ALBUM. Protest the Hero, the Toronto-based band that’s been around for 13 years, has decided to raise money for the album directly from the people who have helped keep the band going all these years. So far they’ve raised $341,146 (U.S.) on Indiegogo.

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