Minneapolis startup Spark stages $567k Kickstarter comeback

SparkCoreMinneapolis startup Spark has come full circle since their initial Kickstart attempt over the winter.

As of 7pm this evening, the creators of Arduino-compatible, Wi-Fi enabled, cloud-powered development platform known as Spark Core, have crowdfunded $567,968 on Kickstarter from 5,549 backers.

Spark came hot out the gate, reaching their $10k minimum within the first 90 minutes.  They later announced a collaboration with Pebble, SmartThings, and UBI — hitting multiple financial milestones along the way.