The goal: $100,000
Final amount raised: $1,664,574
This scanner reads a user’s vital signs when they hold it to their forehead, and can relay health information back to your smartphone. The makers knew the product would need FDA approval before it could go mainstream, but instead of waiting in line, they turned to Indiegogo to raise funds and awareness, and to let backers test the Scout for usability to help speed up the FDA approval process. It became one of the most funded Indiegogo campaigns ever, and $14 million in venture capital funding followed.