The snazzy looking watch above is the most-financed project in KickStarter history: the Pebble Smartwatch. Note to entrepreneurs: When the founders at Pebble couldn’t get any funding from VCs, they decided to take their watch to Kickstarter. It worked out pretty well for them—they set a goal of $100,000 and broke that after their first day. They ended up raising $10.1 million in total, and announced a few days ago that they’d be stopping their fundraising a week early to begin providing their supporters with the best possible watch they can make. So don’t be discouraged if your pitch initially gets turned down by — it might just be the best thing to ever happen to Pebble.