5 Reasons to Become a Superbacker

Discover the exclusive benefits of being a Superbacker. From a unique badge to beta testing and special events, shape the future of Kickstarter.

5 Reasons to Become a Superbacker

Our Superbackers community consists of dedicated supporters, creator advocates, and early adopters. This community comprises the top 3% of supporters on the platform who have displayed extraordinary commitment towards promoting creativity and innovation. Their contributions have transformed visionary projects from mere ideas into reality and we wouldn’t be Kickstarter without them. 

Being a Superbacker means more than just receiving a badge—it means you're at the heart of our community, an influential figure shaping the future of numerous projects and innovations on Kickstarter. If you're passionate about leading creative pursuits and enjoy contributing towards the development of tools that bring innovative ideas to life, then the Superbacker program is the perfect fit for you. 

In this article, we'll highlight the advantages of being a Superbacker on our platform and also announce some new benefits to expect in the coming months.

1. A Superbacker Badge

Let’s start with a refresher on the most visible perk. As someone in the top 3% of our community supporters, you’ve unlocked something truly special—Superbacker status. With this status, a distinctive Superbacker badge will appear on your profile and comments, making it clear to creators and fellow backers alike that you are a pivotal part of the Kickstarter ecosystem. This badge isn’t just a symbol; it's a testament to your dedication, curiosity, and generosity. It shows you're not just part of the crowd—you're leading it.

2. An Inside Scoop with Exclusive Updates

As a Superbacker, you'll be among the first to know about Kickstarter’s latest news and developments. To ensure you never miss out, remember to subscribe to our Backer email list. These updates will deepen your understanding of what we are working on, backer-facing news, and important developments. 

3. NEW: Beta Tester Opportunities  

Your voice matters, and as a Superbacker, it carries weight. Starting today, you'll get opportunities to test new features before they go live and provide feedback based on your firsthand experiences. This isn’t just about having early access before we roll new features to 100% of users; it’s about actively shaping the Kickstarter platform. Your insights, opinions, and points of view can help us refine new tools and features, ensuring they truly meet the community's needs. This is your chance to influence the future of crowdfunding.

4. NEW: Connect at Exclusive Events

Imagine a space where creativity and conversation flow freely among like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about bringing ideas to life as you are. As a Superbacker, you will receive exclusive invitations to invite-only events and programming by the Kickstarter team. These gatherings offer unique opportunities to learn from and connect with creators, fellow backers, industry pros, and the Kickstarter team.

Your involvement as a Superbacker tells a story worth sharing. From time to time, we’ll reach out to you to feature you in Kickstarter emails, blog posts, social media, and more. This spotlight is an opportunity to share your journey, inspire others, and give greater visibility to the projects you're passionate about. Whether it’s sharing a project that touched your heart or a creator whose work changed your perspective, your story can motivate a whole new generation of backers to join in.

Why to Become a Superbacker

The  Superbacker program is more than just about the perks; it’s about acknowledging and leveraging the significant impact you have on the Kickstarter community. Each project you support is a step toward turning someone’s dream into reality, and as a Superbacker, your role in that process is amplified. Whether through your feedback, your social interactions, or simply by new creators seeing their project backed by a Superbacker, you help shape what Kickstarter is and what it can become.

If you have thoughts, ideas, or feedback you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to send us a note at superbackers@kickstarter.com.