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Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces Support For Five NonProfits After Reading Predictions that President Trump’s New Tax Bill May Cost NonProfits Billions of Dollars

On Thursday, Kickstarter Co-Founder and current CEO, Yancey Strickler, took to Twitter to announce his support for five nonprofits after reading predictions that President Trump’s tax bill may have a huge negative impact against the organizations. Strickler’s support went to the following nonprofits, Bold Alliance,… Read More

Yancey Strickler to Step Down As CEO of Kickstarter

Yancey Strickler, co-founder of crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, announced this week he is stepping down as the funding portal’s CEO. Stickler revealed in a blog post: “Today I’m announcing that we are beginning the search for Kickstarter’s next CEO. I’ve spent the last 12 years working… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Responds to the National Endowment for the Arts Potential Elimination

Following the announcement that President Donald Trump proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of his federal budget plan, Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler took to the crowdfunding giant’s blog to express… Read More

Kickstarter Opens Crowdfunding Platform For Artists & Creators in Mexico

On Tuesday, Kickstarter CEO and co-founder, Yancey Strickler, announced the crowdfunding platform is now welcoming artists and creators to its website for the first time. In a blog post called Build Bridges, Not Walls, Yancey stated he and his team are now removing the barrier… Read More

Yancey Strickler Backs Otown’s Fourth Album Kickstarter Initiative

Over the weekend, 90’s all boy-band Otown launched a Kickstarter for their fourth album.The group revealed that this is the first time that they are creating an album free of any label. They noted: “We decided to take on the challenge of reviving Otown, a… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces The Creative Independent’s Launch

On Monday, co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, announced the official launch of the funding portal’s new project, The Creative Independent.  As previously reported, The Creative Independent is described as a “growing” archive of the creative processes and is on a mission to help… Read More

Yancey Strickler: We Think That Kickstarter Is Giving More People the Courage to Create & to Put Themselves Out There

Following the release of Ethan Mollick’s study on Kickstarter’s impact on the economy, CEO and co-founder of the popular crowdfunding portal, Yancey Strickler, sat down to discuss the website’s growth and influence of entrepreneurs. Mollick reported in his study: “From inception to May 2015, Kickstarter projects resulted… Read More

Amazon Launchpad Unveils Kickstarter Collection

On Wednesday, Amazon Launchpad announced the launch of its Kickstarter Collection, which features over 300 projects that have been funded on the crowdfunding giant’s platform. Startups that are reportedly featured in the Kickstarter Collection include Piper, Zivix, Prynt, and MudWatt, among others. Customers shopping the Kickstarter… Read More

Brief: Pitchfork’s Director of Editorial Operations Brandon Stosuy Set to Join Kickstarter’s Team

On Wednesday, director of editorial operations at music news/publication website Pitchfork, Brandon Stosuy, announced that he has accepted a new position at crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Stosuy took to his Twitter account and revealed after thirteen years at Pitchfork, he was moving on. The actual news: I’m… Read More

Happy 7th Birthday Kickstarter!: CEO Yancey Strickler Looks Back on the Crowdfunding Giant’s Successes & Growth

Happy birthday, Kickstarter! Hard to believe that nearly a decades ago the crowdfunding giant was created to bring new and interesting projects to life. As part of the celebration, co-founder and CEO, Yancey Strickler, offered some details about the portal’s growth and success over the… Read More

Frank Zappa Film Finishes Crowdfunding Run; Becomes First Documentary to Capture $1M on Kickstarter

On Friday, actor/director Alex Winter closed the Kickstarter initiative for his upcoming project, Who the Fuck is Frank Zappa? The film is set to follow the musician’s entire life. At the beginning of March, Winter took to the crowdfunding giant to raise $500,000 for the documentary. Revealing why he decided to… Read More

Kickstarter Stands Up For Cuba’s Creative Community As President Obama Makes Historical Visit

In celebration of President Obama’s historical trip to Cuba, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler took to the crowdfunding platform’s blog to reveal the importance of supporting the country’s creative community. Strickler penned: “Today President Obama is in Havana during a historic visit to Cuba. He’s the… Read More

Kickstarter Makes First Acquisition & Saves Music Community “Drip”

CEO and co-founder of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, announced on Thursday that the crowdfunding platform has officially acquired artist community website, Drip. This has been named Kickstarter’s first acquisition. Drip is described as a curated platform that gives creators and communities a place to interact through… Read More

Yancey Strickler On Kickstarter’s Growth & Changes: “We Don’t Want to Ride the Same Horse into the Sunset” (Video)

Despite creating one of the most well-known crowdfunding platform in the world, Kickstarter’s co-founder Yancey Strickler doesn’t wish for the portal to be ordinary. During his recent interview with Jessi Hempel, senior editor at Wired,  as part of 92nd Street Y’s weeklong 7 Days of Genius… Read More

Yancey Strickler: “We’ve Always Approached Kickstarter From a Very Idealistic Perspective”

Earlier this fall, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced it became a public benefit corporation (PBC). This type of corporation performs a specific function for the benefit of the public. Now CEO and co-founder of the famous website, Yancey Strickler is ready to share details about the business’ change and… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Thanks Fans For 5th Annual Film Festival Support

On Thursday, Kickstarter hosted its fifth annual film festival in 35 theaters nationwide. The event showed off some of the best features, documentaries, and shorts funded through the crowdfunding platform. The Kickstarter team previously declared: “For one night only, 32 theaters across the country will… Read More

Kickstarter’s Campaign to Aid Syrian Refugees Surpasses $1.6M During the Final Hours

With less than 24 hours until its crowdfunding campaign dedicated to Syrian Refugees comes to an end, Kickstarter has successfully secured over $1.6 million thanks to 26,000 backers. Last week, Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler announced that the White House reached out and asked if its team… Read More

Another Big Kickstarter Success Moves Over to Indiegogo to Leverage InDemand

Another big Kickstarter crowdfunding success has made the decision to migrate its campaign to competitor Indiegogo following the end of the project on Kickstarter.  PUGZ, called the “worlds smallest wireless earbuds charged through your phone”, raised a hefty $1.43 million from over 10,000 backers on… Read More

Kickstarter Inc. Reincorporates as a Public Benefit Corporation; Yancey Strickler Declares: “We Don’t Ever Want to Sell or Go Public”

Kickstarter Inc. Becomes Kickstarter PBC Over the weekend, crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, announced that it has officially become a public benefit corporation (PBC). A public benefit corporation is described as a corporation that performs a specific function for the benefit of the public. The crowdfunding platform explained: “Kickstarter Inc is… Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Talks Crowdfunding Failures (Video)

Each year, millions of backers hit crowdfunding platforms to raise funds for various projects: movies, technology, events… you name it, there’s a campaign for it. But what happens when the project’s organizers are unable to deliver? CBS correspondent, Michelle Miller, investigated the situation by chatting… Read More

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