Top 13 crowdfunding campaigns of 2015 revealed

Exploding kittens and vegetarian butchers among biggest fundraisers of the year

 Top 13 crowdfunding campaigns of 2015 revealed

Elio Motors had the biggest crowdfunding campaign of 2015, raising $46m, according to research by alternative finance specialists Choice Loans. 

The fundraise was for an energy-efficient car that is also affordable, capturing the imagination of an eager public and closing on two times the total of second-place Pebble Watch. Pebble, which raised $20m, is seen as the main independent competitor to Apple’s smart watch. 

Card game Exploding Kittens was the fifth-biggest raise of 2015. The card game raised $8.7m from 219,300 backers. The product includes three levels of game along with a comic – 99% of which was given away for free.

Meat alternative business The Vegetarian Butcher was in 12th place, having raised an impressive $2.7m. It claims to produce the most feasible alternatives to meat while reducing carbon footprint and effectively heralding the end of the meat age. 

Check out Choice Loans’ full graphic below:

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