Top 10 Crowdfunded Companies in 2013

By Small Business FOXBusiness

From celebs like Zach Braff and Matt Damon to the entrepreneurs behind just-launched companies, crowdfunding has become all the rage for people looking to rally support behind a creative idea.

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It’s also become extremely lucrative, with some businesses succeeding in raising millions of dollars.

Recently, Entrepreneur released its first-ever Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies list, partnering with the Crowdfunding Academy and Babson College to figure out which businesses raised the most money this year on sites like Kickstarter, Fundable and Indiegogo.

Dominating the top of the list? Gaming companies like Ouya, who is manufacturing an open-source game console, and inXile entertainment, which makes video games.

Here’s the top 10 – and how much they raised:

  • 1. Ouya

    Ouya

    Ouya

    Raised: $8.6 million
    Funding platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Game console

  • 2. InXile Entertainment

    InXile Entertainment

    InXile Entertainment

    Raised: $4.19 million
    Funding platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Torment: Tides of Numenera computer game

  • 3. Obsidian Entertainment

    Obsidian Entertainment

    Raised: $3.99 million
    Funding Platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Project Eternity computer game

  • 4. Reaper Miniatures

    Reaper Miniatures

    Reaper Miniatures

    Raised: $3.43 million
    Funding Platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Bones gaming miniatures

  • 5. Formlabs

    Formlabs

    Formlabs

    Raised: $2.95 million
    Funding Platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Form 1 3-D printer

  • 6. Tile

    Tile

    Tile

    Raised: $2.68 million
    Funding Platform: Selfstarter
    Product: Lost-and-found location device

  • 7. MS Paint Adventures

    MS Paint Adventures

    MS Paint Adventures

    Raised: $2.49 million
    Funding Platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Homestuck online game

  • 8. Oculus VR

    Oculus VR

    Oculus VR

    Raised: $2.44 million
    Funding Platform: Kickstarter
    Product: Oculus Rift virtual reality set

  • 9. WobbleWorks

    WobbleWorks

    WobbleWorks

    Raised: $2.34 million
    Funding Platform: Kickstarter
    Product: 3Doodler, a 3-D printing pen

  • 10. Apigy

    Apigy

    Apigy

    Raised: $2.28 million
    Funding Platform: Selfstarter
    Product: Lockitron, a keyless entry app

    See the rest of the list here at Entrepreneur.

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