The Pebble smartwatch raised over $20 million on Kickstarter, making it the most successful campaign the site has ever seen. But, one man has plans to blow that crowdfunding effort out of the water. He wants to raise $1.2 billion so he can, wait for it, buy Kickstarter.
Why would anyone want to buy Kickstarter? In Aaron Schlechter's case, it comes down to rules. Kickstarter notified Schlechter that a campaign he was running violated the company's guidelines. The project focused on coming up with dog names and creating a dog-naming book. Now he wants to raise money to buy Kickstarter and change the rules.
‘If I raise $1,200,000,000 (£800,500,000), however, I plan to buy Kickstarter and amend its rules so only projects related to the naming of dogs will be allowed on this site.’