What happens after funding is successful? Track down Kickstarter projects that are making a go of it in the real world through Kickfollower.
Want to follow the crowdfunded projects that actually captured consumer interest? Check out Outgrow.me, a new site that only displays ready (or near-ready) endeavors from Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
The notion of asking strangers online to sponsor your idea got serious this year, turning out several multimillion-dollar campaigns and sparking new legislation around startup investments.