Best Places to Find The Most Popular Crowdfunding Campaigns

Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to learn from successful crowdfunding campaigns or your a backer/investor on the prowl to find trending crowdfunding campaigns, there are tools out there for your search.

As your Crowdfunding Expert, I'm always on the lookout for top campaigns. Among my posts, I've composed the top sites for crowdfunding fashion, top sites for crowdfunding music, and top websites for crowdfunding science. The following is the list I use to track trending crowdfunding campaigns.

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Kicktraq

Kicktraq: track top crowdfunding camapaigns
Zack Miller, Crowdfunding Expert at About.com

 Instead of browsing Kickstarter looking for hot crowdfunding campaigns, Kicktraq does that for you. It scours the leading crowdfunding site to find breakout crowdfunding campaigns. 

Kicktraq provides a lot of data for its users -- you can see how quickly crowdfunding campaigns have raised their money and how much they are forecasted to raise given their momentum. More

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Wikipedia's Top Crowdfunding Campaigns

Wikipedia's List of Highest Funded Crowdfunding Projects
Zack Miller, About.com's Crowdfunding Expert

Wikipedia's page of highest funded crowdfunding campaigns is a surprisingly good resource. It's kept relatively fresh with up-to-date content of the crowdfunding campaigns that have raised the most amounts of money. You can see the name of the crowdfunding campaign, what crowdfunding platform it raised its money on, and some notes and resources about the individual campaign if you want to dig deeper. More

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Kickstarter's Most Funded List

Kickstarter's Most Funded Page
Zack Miller, About.com's Crowdfunding Expert

The largest crowdfunding platform on the planet has a very convenient filter on its crowdfunding campaigns. You can filter crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter for a variety of things (like Magic, Popular, and Newest) including Most Funded.

There are always a deluge of projects crowdfunding simultaneously and this page can easily help in filtering the most highly funded campaigns. Projects on Kickstarter are all-or-nothing which means that unless they reach their funding goals, the crowdfunding campaign doesn't tip. More

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Indiegogo's Most Funded List

Top crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo
Zack Miller, Crowdfunding Expert, About.com

Indiegogo is the pioneer in reward-based crowdfunding sector and has its own great page of top funded crowdfunding campaigns. They're broken down by sectors, so if you're interested in top funded technology campaigns or music or film, the site has you covered.

Indiegogo offers entrepreneurs 2 options for their financing: all or nothing (meaning, unless the campaign reaches its goals, it doesn't tip) or flexible (the campaign tips regardless...). More

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Backer News

Backer News: track crowdfunding projects
Zack Miller, About.com Crowdfunding Expert

 Backer News is a newer tool to help people track crowdfunding campaigns across crowdfunding platforms.

Unlike some of the other top crowdfunding lists, Backer News ranks crowdfunding projects by user ratings. Users can come on to the site and literally upvote projects that they like. In turn, Backer News enables users to sort crowdfunding campaigns by their popularity. More

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Ulule's top crowdfunding campaigns

Ulule's top crowdfunding projects
Zack Miller, About.com's Crowdfunding Expert

 If Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the market leaders in crowdfunding in the US, Ulule is leading the crowdfunding pack in Europe.

Ulule runs numerous crowdfunding campaigns simultaneously and gives its users the ability to sort them by top funded campaigns.

If you want to see something cooler, Ulule also has a page where you can access live stats -- get a feel for how many projects have been run, how much money in total has been raised on the site. Things like that. More

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Gnusfeed

Gnusfeed, top crowdfunding projects
Zack Miller, About.com Crowdfunding Expert

Like Kicktraq mentioned above, Gnusfeed is a powerful site that looks across crowdfunding platforms. Users can upvote and discuss projects they like. Here's the site's description:

We scour all the interwebs to find the most exciting projects in crowdfunding. We then get out of the way and have the true interaction with that project happen right on the crowdfunding site. The types of sites we tend to look at are leaders in the crowdfunding space such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Betabrand, etc.

Sites like Gnusfeed that include user feedback provide a good way for projects to attract an interested audience. More