Kickstarter

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, games, fashion, food, publishing, and other creative fields. 
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
Brooklyn, US
Size (employees)
251 (est)
Kickstarter is headquartered in Brooklyn, US

Key People at Kickstarter

Perry Chen

Perry Chen

Co-founder and Chairman
Lara Hogan

Lara Hogan

VP of Engineering
Erica Baker

Erica Baker

Director of Engineering
Charles Adler

Charles Adler

Founder and Head of Design

Kickstarter Office Locations

Kickstarter has offices in Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles, London and in 2 other locations
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
58 Kent St
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Kickstarter Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Kickstarter's latest funding round in March 2011 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Kickstarter has raised $10 m

Kickstarter Operating Metrics

Kickstarter's Projects Launched was reported to be 57.5 k in 2016
Y, 2016

Crowd-sourced Funding

$658.05 m

Projects Launched

57.52 k

Projects Funded

19.24 k
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Kickstarter's employees are reported to be approximately 53% female and 47% male.
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Traffic Overview of Kickstarter

Kickstarter Online and Social Media Presence

Kickstarter News and Updates

Kickstarter is teaching the tech world the meaning of gender equity and fair pay

The promises made by crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, it seems, aren’t just bluster. The company, which incorporated as a public benefit corporation in 2015, is legally obliged to look beyond profit and consider the public’s benefit in its decisions.

This famed Kickstarter product solves one of life's most random problems

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Running, and even walking, with too many keys in your pocket is the worst. They can poke you, distract you, and even make your pants fall down. The struggle is real. But you can stop all of thi…

Kickstarter addict reflects on backing $16,000 worth of board games, regrets everything

Over the past two-and-a-half years, Reddit user Ranker2 has spent more than $16,000 backing more than 150 board game projects on Kickstarter. It turns out it wasn't worth it. In a Reddit post titled "An epiphany after 2.5 years backing board games on Kickstarter," Ranker2 wrote about their habit…

Meet the Kickstarter campaign that’s merging VR with the big screen

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. VR is the hot new tech that everyone is trying to get into these days — Facebook, Microsoft and even Dell are all moving into that space. So far they’re mostly focused on gaming and interactive…

Kickstarter opens to crowdfunders in Japan

Kickstarter has opened its proverbial doors to creators in Japan. Though people in Japan have always been able to back Kickstarter campaigns from around the world, those seeking to crowdfund their own projects have had to look elsewhere. Moving forward, the Kickstarter app is available in Japanese, …

This Kickstarter project could help audit energy usage in your home

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. So you want to help the environment, you want to take control of your energy usage, heck, you might even be your home’s own light switch police — but where do you start? You know cutting back o…
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Kickstarter Company Life and Culture

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