Can Sidekick Accurately Predict the Success of Your Kickstarter?


A Swiss team claims that their new tool Sidekick can predict the success of a Kickstarter project with 76% accuracy 4 hours after its launch.

According to Popular Science:
"The team, from the university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, laid out a system in a paper presented at the Conference on Online Social Networks. By mining data on more than 16,000 Kickstarter campaigns and more than 1.3 million users, they created a prediction model based on the project's popularity on Twitter, the rate of cash it's getting, how many first-time backers it has, and the previous projects supporters have backed."

So if you'd like to know the odds of a project you're trying to launch, or a project you've backed hitting its target. Give it a try.
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