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Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform founded in 2009 by Perry Chen, Charles Adler and Yancey Strickler.

Launched on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter's mission is to help bring creative projects to life, and projects on the site all focus on creating something that can be shared with others. Projects on Kickstarter fall into the following categories: Art, Comics, Crafts, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film & Video, Food, Games, Journalism, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, and Theater.

Timeline

June 25, 2013
Kickstarter raises a $75,000 seed round.
March 18, 2011
Kickstarter raises a $10,000,000 series A round from Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, Chris Sacca, Craig Shapiro, Dan Rosensweig, Jack Dorsey, Jared Kushner, Joi Ito, Joshua Schachter, Scott Heiferman, Thrive Capital, Union Square Ventures and Zach Klein.

Funding rounds

Patents

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Brian Heater
August 6, 2021
TechCrunch
'What we find is the backers have a deep desire and an interest to be a part of what's happening on the journey. To feel deeply connected is part of what you get as a backer of a creative project.'
July 31, 2021
mint
Working fewer hours is getting a new look during the pandemic as companies experiment with cures for employee burnout
Annie Siebert
April 29, 2021
TechCrunch
There's a growing need for basic data literacy in the tech industry, and it's only getting more taxing by the year, so it's essential to equip your whole team with the right exploratory medium.
Rob Thubron
January 26, 2021
TechSpot
Ico Partners' review of Kickstarter's previous year shows 2020 brought in $115 million more overall than 2019--the largest YoY increase since 2014. Interestingly, the number of funded...
Brian Heater
January 25, 2021
TechCrunch
In a year defined by economic and civil unrest, it should come as little surprise that workplace organizing has been on the upswing. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular (coupled with the ever-present effects of late capitalism) has brought longstanding questions of employment stability and safety to the forefront of many. Of course, much of this [...]
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