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Kickstarter, PBC
The Kickstarter logo since 2019
Type of businessDelaware-registered public-benefit corporation
Type of site
Founder(s)Perry Chen
Yancey Strickler
Charles Adler
CEOEverette Taylor
IndustryFinancial services
Net income$1.3 million after tax (2019)[1]: 1
Employees140 (before May 2020 40% staff reduction)[1]: 1
LaunchedApril 28, 2009; 15 years ago (2009-04-28)

Kickstarter, PBC is an American company.[2] It is based in Brooklyn, New York.[3] They allow people to pay money to help projects.[4] As of February 2023, Kickstarter has received $7 billion in pledges.

People who pay for Kickstarter projects get rewards.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lyons, Kim (2020-05-02). "Kickstarter union reaches agreement with management for laid-off workers". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2020-05-02. Retrieved 2020-05-03. Kickstarter United, the union that represents 60 percent of the company's 140 employees, said the agreement includes four months of severance pay for all laid-off employees, a release from any non-compete agreements for anyone who accepts severance, and recall rights for one year. The company will continue healthcare coverage for any laid-off employees for up to six months, depending on salary.
  2. Isaac, Mike (September 21, 2015). "Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit". The New York Times.
  3. "Kickstarter crowdfunding site officially launches in Canada". The Canadian Press. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. Gannes, Liz (May 29, 2010). "Kickstarter: We Don't Have Anything Against Celebrity Projects". All Things D.
  5. Walker, Rob (5 August 2011). "The Trivialities and Transcendence of Kickstarter". The New York Times Magazine.
  6. Garber, Megan (29 June 2013). "Kickstarters of Yore: Mozart, Lady Liberty, Alexander Pope". The Atlantic.

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