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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. 
TypePrivate
HQBrooklyn, US
Websitekickstarter.com
Employee Ratings3.6

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)274

Key People/Management at Kickstarter

Lara Hogan

Lara Hogan

VP of Engineering
Erica Baker

Erica Baker

Director of Engineering
Charles Adler

Charles Adler

Founder and Head of Design
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Kickstarter Office Locations

Kickstarter has offices in Brooklyn, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles and in 2 other locations
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
58 Kent St
Los Angeles, US
Los Angeles, CA, USA
New York, US
New York, NY, USA
Vancouver, US
Vancouver, WA, USA
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Kickstarter Financials 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
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Kickstarter Operating Metrics

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

Crowd-sourced Funding

$658.05 m

Projects Funded

19.24 k

Projects Launched

57.52 k
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Kickstarter Online and Social Media Presence

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Kickstarter News and Updates

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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.

Armz, a Smart Racing Robot That Incorporates AR Technology Into Its Gameplay and Block Coding Education Features, is Now 100 Percent Funded on Kickstarter

Armz is a smart robot that is equipped with different accessory parts that can be attached to the central core to create a multifunctional entertainment device and educational tool. Players can customize both the hardware and software to create a one-of-a-kind robot that can be used for racing and f…

Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen steps down

Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen issued an open letter on the site’s blog today, noting that he will be stepping down from his role. The executive served as one of three co-founders for the service, launching the site in 2009, with Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler. He served as CEO for Kickstarter’s fir…

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen resigns as CEO after employees announce they're unionizing

Kickstarter's co-founder Perry Chen announced he would step down as the company's CEO hours after the company's staff announced that it would unionize. He will continue to be chairman of the board. Chen had a controversial tenure as CEO, which began in July 2017. Nearly half the company reportedly…

Staff at crowdfunding giant Kickstarter are unionizing in a potential first for big tech in the US

Kickstarter's employees are forming a union called Kickstarter United. If the union is recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company to have union representation. In a statement, the company did not indicate where it stood on the effort. In 2018, BuzzFeed News reported that the com…

Kickstarter Versus 'Crypto' ICOs: Are Traditional Platforms Having The Last Laugh?

The crowdfunding world - traditional or more blockchain/crypto-related - might be getting a little more crowded of late. As a financing vehicle it has been around for years, but is there a shift in the sands with some traditional platforms mounting a fight back and giving ICOs a run for their money?
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Kickstarter Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Kickstarter key executives?

    Kickstarter's key executives are Lara Hogan, Erica Baker and Charles Adler.

  • How many employees does Kickstarter have?

    Kickstarter has 274 employees.

  • Who are Kickstarter competitors?

    Competitors of Kickstarter include CrowdRise, GoFundMe and PeerStreet.

  • Where is Kickstarter headquarters?

    Kickstarter headquarters is located at 58 Kent St, Brooklyn.

  • Where are Kickstarter offices?

    Kickstarter has offices in Brooklyn, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does Kickstarter have?

    Kickstarter has 6 offices.