Top 10 Crowdfunded Companies in 2013

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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.

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

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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


Raised: $8.6 millionFunding platform: KickstarterProduct: Game console

2. InXile Entertainment


Raised: $4.19 millionFunding platform: KickstarterProduct: Torment: Tides of Numenera computer game

3. Obsidian Entertainment


Raised: $3.99 millionFunding Platform: KickstarterProduct: Project Eternity computer game

4. Reaper Miniatures


Raised: $3.43 millionFunding Platform: KickstarterProduct: Bones gaming miniatures

5. Formlabs


Raised: $2.95 millionFunding Platform: KickstarterProduct: Form 1 3-D printer

6. Tile


Raised: $2.68 millionFunding Platform: SelfstarterProduct: Lost-and-found location device

7. MS Paint Adventures


Raised: $2.49 millionFunding Platform: KickstarterProduct: Homestuck online game

8. Oculus VR


Raised: $2.44 millionFunding Platform: KickstarterProduct: Oculus Rift virtual reality set

9. WobbleWorks


Raised: $2.34 millionFunding Platform: KickstarterProduct: 3Doodler, a 3-D printing pen

10. Apigy


Raised: $2.28 millionFunding Platform: SelfstarterProduct: Lockitron, a keyless entry app

See the rest of the list here at Entrepreneur.

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