Denver startups receive more than $12M from collaborative funding on Kickstarter

DENVER - Nearly 2,500 creative projects from the Denver metro area together received more than $12 million in the last five years.

The projects, launched on the collaborative funding website Kickstarter, contributed to a billion-dollar milestone the company reached in March 2014.

"Today we are announcing that $12,043,378 of those dollars went to 2,470 projects in the Denver metro area," Julie Wood from Kickstarter said in a press release. "Denverites have been turning to Kickstarter to find support for all kinds of creative ideas -- everything from small businesses to art projects."

One of the most successful projects is a board game from a Denver-based company that reached more than 300 percent of its initial $75,000 goal with almost a month left in its set timeframe. 

Another project is classic, locally-made leather messenger bags. Several others are for books -- children's books, photo books, novels and one guidebook to local parks and playgrounds. A local pizza joint has five days left in their Kickstarter project to reach a goal of $4,000 to purchase a liquor license for their shop.

Of course, the Denver-area projects wouldn't be complete without a local brewery establishment. The Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery used the site and met its $25,000 goal to help them buy brewery equipment in July 2013. Adventurous beer appreciation can occur at the brewery on 20th and Lawrence downtown.

Click here to view more Denver Kickstarter projects.

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