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Kickstarter has launched a new initiative called Kickstarter Gold. This brings back some of the most popular projects and creators to have ever used the crowdfunding site. Perhaps Kickstarter is running out of ideas, or perhaps it just knows there’s money to made in revisiting the hits.

Hollywood is often criticized for returning to the hits over and over again. This is especially true at the moment, where every other movie is either a remake of a classic, a sequel to a classic, or yet another comic book flick aimed at geeks 12 Must-See Movies for Geeks Coming in 2017 12 Must-See Movies for Geeks Coming in 2017 2017 is going to be one of the best years ever for geeks who love movies. There are a lot of must-see movies for geeks being released, and these are the absolute best. Read More . Hollywood has made this work, but will the same strategy of returning to the hits work for crowdfunding? Kickstarter is about to find out…

Reinvigorating Interest in Kickstarter

Kickstarter Gold is an attempt to reinvigorate interest in crowdfunding as a whole, and Kickstarter in particular. To this end, Kickstarter has invited over 50 successful crowdfunding veterans back to the platform for another bite of the cherry. And they all want your hard-earned readies.

These VIPs include the team behind 3Doodler 3Doodler Create 3D Pen Review 3Doodler Create 3D Pen Review 3D printing as an active, artistic endeavor is here in the form of the 3Doodler Create, which is quite simply "The World's First 3D Printing Pen". Read More , which is launching Star Trek-themed pens; the team behind Cubetto, a wooden robot designed to introduce kids to the concept of coding; and David Tele, who, having created an album full of music aimed at cats, is back with more feline hits.

Kickstarter has handpicked these creators because of “their creativity, ingenuity, and past success on Kickstarter”. The company also explains how “creators who repeatedly use Kickstarter to support and sustain creative ventures are an integral part of our community’s ecosystem”.

Because Crowdfunding Sometimes Works

Kickstarter Gold should get people talking about Kickstarter again, and funding projects again. Crowdfunding has endured some negative press in recent months, so bringing back the creators who actually delivered on their promises makes absolute sense. While it won’t erase the memories of all those failed Kickstarters Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web] Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web] The success of crowdfunded innovations has attracted the brilliant...and also the inane and insane. Here are 10 of the absolute worst Kickstarter campaigns we could find. Watch them because they are comedy gold. Read More , it should act as a reminder that crowdfunding sometimes works.

Have you ever contributed to a Kickstarter project? How did you find the experience? Did the final product live up to the hype of the campaign? Or were you left angry and out of pocket? What do you think of Kickstarter Gold? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Tommy Crosby
    June 22, 2017 at 2:46 am

    If they could revive the most popular Kickstarter of all time: The Pebble smartwatch :'|

  2. Mat
    June 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I've supported about 20 kickstarter projects. One outright failed (Zano drone), most were pretty late arriving, but most have been really great (Trinus 3D printer, Swenyo table legs, Ravean heated jacket). I think the most successful companies should move on after Kickstarter. I bought a Peak Design backpack directly from them. They don't need crowdfunding anymore.

  3. Pascal Forget
    June 21, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    A better way to reinvigorate interest in crowdfunding as a whole would be to help the backers in case of obvious fraud, mismanagement and deception by the " creators " who vanish after taking the money (... without the 5% cut that Kickstarter keeps).