You could've bought Instagram with the $1bn pledged on Kickstarter so far

Budding venture capitalists, unite!

Generous internet types have pledged over $1 billion to entrepreneurs, filmmakers and inventors on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.

That's the equivalent of an Instagram, 1.25 million iPhone 5S handsets or four Titanics (ship and film), but it's only 1/19th of a Whatsapp so, y'know, not really a big deal.

There's a lengthy infographic here, if you're into that kind of thing.

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