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Number of Acquisitions 2
Number of Investments 17

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects such as movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, and photography.
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Categories Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Finance, FinTech, Funding Platform
Headquarters Regions Greater New York Area, East Coast, Northeastern US
Founded Date Jan 2007
Founders Charles Adler, Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler
Operating Status Active
Last Funding Type Venture – Series Unknown
Number of Employees 51-100
Legal Name Kickstarter, PBC
IPO Status Private

Number of Exits 1

Based in New York, Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform and community that enables artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators to raise funds for various community projects focused on movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, technology, fashion, food, design, and photography. Individuals who back these projects are offered tangible rewards and one-of-a-kind experiences in exchange for their pledges. Kickstarter applies a 5% fee on the total amount of the funds raised and their payments processor applies an additional 3–5% fee. The platform was launched in April 2009 and is based in New York, U.S.