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Thousands of entrepreneur’s have raised $274 million from the public through the website Kickstarter, but not all the ideas have turned out to be successful and sometimes not everyone delivers on the investments.
Only a year after it was created, the online crowd funding source Kickstarter has signed up its millionth member. This is astronomical growth for a new company.