Kickstarter has just announced their next international expansion. It'll be Canada, and the crowdfunding site says that they'll open up to Canadian projects "later this summer."
There's not much more about the expansion right now - but you can sign up to be notified when Kickstarter Canada officially launches at kickstarter.com/canada.
People in Canada will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter this summer! More info soon! <3 <3 <3 http://t.co/c8SDQSVAzS
— Kickstarter (@kickstarter) June 27, 2013
This will be Kickstarter's second major international expansion. They officially went live in the U.K. back in October of last year. The way that works is U.K.-based projects are simply integrated into the main Kickstarter experience - alongside projects from the states. Projects basically work the same and are subject to the same rules, except for payments. It's likely that Canadian Kickstarter projects will function in a similar manner.
After its first month of availability in the U.K., Kickstarter announced 30 successfully funded projects, with £2,069,164 in funding spread across 45,799 individual backers for 407 total projects.
Since its launch, Kickstarter has seen 43,972 successfully-funded projects out of 104,265 total projects. Users have pledged over $580 million.