VENTUREBEAT: Less than a week after Kickstarter saw the new Pebble smartwatch smash its previous funding record to smithereens, fellow crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has an all-new record to boast about too. With $5.3 million in the coffers so far and 27 days still remaining, the Flow Hive campaign has now passed the previous record-holder — Hour of Code— which had received some big-name donations from the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to help increase uptake of computer science in schools.
Flow Hive is being developed by an Australia-based father-and-son team to help revolutionize beehives — it lets beekeepers harvest honey without having to open the hive and pester the bees.
Though it has a long way to go to beat Kickstarter’s current $17 million record — a figure that will likely rise even higher over the next few weeks with the Pebble watch campaign still active — we’re really starting to see some big bucks flying around in the crowdfunding realm. Here’s the full top 10 list of most-funded campaigns in Indiegogo history: