There has been a lot, and I mean a LOT of digital ink spilled on the issue of “who Kickstarter is for” in the past few weeks. Ever since actor-director Zack Braff turned to the crowdfunding site looking to fund his followup to the indie hit Garden State.
The essential complaint: that Kickstarter was created with the specific intent of being for unknowns to rise up from obscurity and get their work funded.
Today no less than the founders of Kickstarter have finally weighed in with a gentle “you don’t know what you’re talking about”.
Before we get into their peace, let’s look at the other side of the argument.