Kickstarter is the default funding option for many wannabe small-business owners. If your business is too small to attract venture capitalists, Kickstarter is the place to go, after doing some initial groundwork to make sure you have a presentable product for your funders.

In addition, some of the more off-the-wall and riskier ideas get funded on Kickstarter in no time. This phenomenon has led to the funding of all sorts of projects and companies, including some truly innovative ideas.


The following are some of those crazy Kickstarters that actually got their funding. Some are groundbreaking, some are silly, but all of them have the faith of the public behind them.

Ultimate Spatula:
Cat Calendar:

Kickstarter is a great solution for businesses looking to launch products and test them online. What other companies have you seen on Kickstarter that worked?