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Who’s Who- The Founders of Kickstarter


Zac Brown turned to Kickstarter to request $10 to make potato salad and his $10 turned into over $70,000.  The Kickstarter campaign to revive the beloved children’s program “Reading Rainbow” has made history by raising over $5.4 million dollars in just one month.  No longer do you have to schmooze big wig investors, now all you have to do is put a call out to kind hearted people willing to part with their money on Kickstarter and yours dreams can come true.  Who are the brains behind the money making website?

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.  The company’s founders include  Perry Chen,  Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler.

Perry Chen was living in New Orleans in late 2001 and wanted to bring a pair of DJs to play a show during the 2002 Jazz Fest.  He found a great venue and reached out to their management, but in the end the show never happened—it was just too much money.

The fact that the potential audience had no say in this decision stuck uncomfortably in his brain. He thought: “What if people could go to a site and pledge to buy tickets for a show? And if enough money was pledged they would be charged and the show would happen. If not, it wouldn’t.”  In the spring of 2005 he moved back to NYC, knowing it would be much more possible there to work on his idea of starting an internet company.

In the fall of 2005, Chen met Yancey Strickler, and we became fast friends.  a year later, he was introduced to Charles Adler.  Now that the team was together the fun could begin. Click to read more.


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