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Really. Kickstarter Paid a Dividend to Investors?

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Kickstarter, despite its vow to never go public, quietly paid dividends to its shareholders this past March. This is according to a recent report by Bloomberg. In a world of tech measured solely by growth, and too frequently ongoing losses, Kickstarter did something a bit different… Read More

Kickstarter’s Co-founder Launches New Service That is Dedicated to Helping Nonprofits

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Ready to bring his new project to life, Kickstarter’s co-founder and former CEO Perry Chen debuted a philanthropy service called Dollar a Day on Wednesday (October 1st). According to Re/Code, the platform is a email newsletter that features one nonprofit organization on a daily basis. Subscribers can sign… Read More

Yancey Strickler, CEO & Co-Founder of Kickstarter, Interviewed (Video)

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Yancey Strickler has only recently become Kickstarter CEO taking the place of his best friend Perry Chen.  Strickler has been doing the media rounds of late touting the crowdfunding gospel.   This past week he visited Charlie Rose where he was interviewed by august journalist…. Read More

$1 Billion in Pledges on Kickstarter

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Sometime in the hours during the night of March 3, 2014, crowdfunding leader Kickstarter hurdled past the $1 billion mark in crowdfunding pledges.  An incredible mile marker for the company, as well as the industry, which still remains in the early years of development.  On… Read More

Retrospective: Kickstarter’s March To An Incredible Milestone

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It’s one of the top 1,000 web sites in the world. It’s been used to fund small, personal pet projects and it’s been used to spur enormous companies. It creates jobs. It’s a platform, an idea, and now even a verb. Do you start a… Read More

Chen Out, Strickler In As CEO Of Kickstarter

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In a post published to Kickstarter’s blog yesterday, Perry Chen announced a big shakeup in the roles the three co-founders will play going forward. Chen is stepping down as CEO of Kickstarter and will be supplanted by co-founder Yancey Strickler. Chen will assume role of… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 31, 2013

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Happy halloween to all of our stateside readers! USA Today | Delamaide: Crowdfunding rules help investors Do we have a “stock market rigged in favor of high-frequency traders?” According to this article yes, and it is turning investors away from the stock market. Where will… Read More

Milestone: Kickstarter Has Funded Over 50,000 Projects

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Crowdfunding leader Kickstarter continues on their successful trajectory with an announcement they have now funded over 50,000 projects since launching their now ubiquitous platform.  These projects represent $834 Million in pledges by over 5 Million backers.  An incredible feat. To add some perspective to their… Read More

Oh, How Far We’ve Come: Early Kickstarter Designs

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In a recent blog post commemorating Kickstarter’s third birthday, Yancey Strickler shared some pictures of early Kickstarter designs that may have helped formulate today’s design. One of Kickstarter’s strengths is their clean, usable design. It is probably one of the top contributing factors to their… Read More

Kickstarter Set to Launch in Australia, New Zealand

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Ubiquitous crowdfunding leader Kickstarter has indicated they are launching soon in both Australia and New Zealand.  The rewards based crowdfunding platform has placed a request for projects as they gear up to tackle this new market. Kickstarter also announced they will be in country hosting… Read More

If Kickstarter Projects Aren’t Charity, What Are They?

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Yesterday Kickstarter’s three cofounders – Charles Adler, Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen – took to the Kickstarter blog to offer their take on Spike Lee’s participation on the platform. The post was entitled The Truth About Spike Lee and Kickstarter. It isn’t the first time… Read More

WATCH: An Interview With Kickstarter Co-Founder Perry Chen

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Time is valuable, and trust that I wouldn’t say this if I weren’t serious: This is a must-watch video. Why? It isn’t every day you see Perry Chen speaking this candidly about Kickstarter’s ethos and history. Better yet, it isn’t every day you see Michael… Read More

In Conversation | Perry Chen and Theaster Gates on Community-Driven Creativity

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The Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen understands how communities can fuel creativity. The artist Theaster Gates knows how creativity can invigorate a community. What happens when they put their heads together? At first glance, an Internet entrepreneur and an artist seem to operate in different creative… Read More

Kickstarter Founders Take To Blog To Disarm Critics

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Today Kickstarter co-founders Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler took to the Kickstarter blog to answer criticism regarding recent high-profile campaigns launched by relative celebrities. In case you missed the backlash, here are some reference points: Today in “Should Celebrities Use Kickstarter?” Internet Reacts… Read More

CEO of Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Attending Davos Economic Forum

Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen is reported to be presenting at the  World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week according to USAToday.  The five day conference kicks of this week in the picturesque ski village featuring some of the most influential business, political and though… Read More

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