by Jorie Jacobi
Organization: Grain
Published August 14, 2014

St. Louisans Have Contributed Over $4 Million to Local Kickstarter Projects

Kickstarter, a global crowd funding website that allows visitors to donate to seedling projects, recently wrote a blog post detailing the number of St. Louis-based projects that have successfully met their fundraising goals. According to the post, 311 St. Louis-based projects have successfully met their fundraising goals, and total pledges from St. Louisans amount to more than $4 million. If you haven’t seen the list of Kickstarter projects and ideas coming out of St. Louis, you’re missing out–trust us. A few highlights include:

Synek Draft System, a craft beer dispenser that generated over twice its original goal of funding goal of $250,000, and ended with $648,535 in donations.


Pixel Press, an application that allows users to draw their own video games on graph paper and then automatically codes them for play exceeded their funding goal, ended with $108,950 of a $100,000 goal. Check out our article about them here.

The Luminary, a nonprofit arts incubator, raised $22,244 of their $20,000 goal to move to a larger space on Cherokee Street. Check out our article about them here.

Evading Azreal, a female-fronted metal band, exceeded their $2,000 and raised $2,159 to record their first full-length album, called “Population Zero.”

evading azreal

An art book chronicling the work of Walter Baumhofer, an American painter and illustrator, raised $22,983 of $8,000 goal.

walter baumhofer

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