E524: Kickstarter CEO & Cofounder Yancey Strickler on preserving creative & financial integrity and promoting a global vision


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Kickstarter, the premiere global crowdfunding powerhouse, is easily one of the five most important companies of our time. Made by creators for creators, with 80,000+ successful campaigns, 8m backers, and $1.5b moving through its platform in just six years. At LAUNCH festival 2015, Jason sits down with Cofounder and CEO Yancey Strickler to talk about the site’s past, present, and future. A former professional rock ‘n roll critic and record label entrepreneur, Yancey candidly shares Kickstarter’s origin, early days, and breakthroughs, biggest Kickstarter successes (spoiler alert: Pebble Time!), when the movie business will start funding through the platform, Yancey’s “written in stone” rules to keep integrity and honesty in the system, how they were able to raise venture capital money while publicly stating they will NEVER sell or go public, what they are working on for the future, and why he’s having the most fun he’s ever had. Join us!

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