In late 2012, Oculus raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter (as well as VC money). The company was sold a year and a half later for $2 Billion. What did the 9,500 Kickstarter “contributors” receive? Zip.
I get why startup companies want free money. I don’t get why people give dollars in return for… updates? T-shirts? Who are these numskulls?!