How to predict your Kickstarter success. Here is some interesting facts.

I was left with a decent sized dataset of 168,979 projects.

Overall, 56% of completed projects (i.e. those that have finished and weren’t cancelled or suspended) were successful.

 

Possibly the factors that might cause a project to fail are more likely to be beyond the scope of the data, e.g. poor marketing, insufficient updates, or not replying to messages from potential backers.

 

Recommendations for project creators considering Kickstarter

Some of the factors that had a positive effect on success rate and/or the amount of money received are:

Most important:

Less important:

Factors which had a negative effect on success rate and/or the amount of money received are:

Most negative:

Less negative: