Bringing Messages to the Kickstarter Android App

Some great news for Android fans: Starting today, we’re bringing our messaging tools to our Android app. And we’re doing it in a new way. Since we built this just for mobile, we designed a layout that’s similar to the way you’re used to seeing conversations on your phone. To read and respond to your…

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Announcing the 2017 Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival

Poster design by @bransonreese For the second year, Kickstarter and The Brooklyn Comedy Festival are teaming up to curate and present the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival. This year’s festival has been expanded from short films only into a diverse week-long program of feature-film premieres, cult classics revisited, mind-blowing shorts, and live conversations with the brains…

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Our Next Great Leap

Today I’m announcing that we are beginning the search for Kickstarter’s next CEO. I’ve spent the last 12 years working on Kickstarter in many different roles. As a co-founder, as our first community support rep when we launched in 2009, as an evangelist sharing Kickstarter with creators, as a team-builder who has hired and supported…

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Celebrating 100,000 Kickstarter Creators

The Martha Graham Dance Company has run three Kickstarter projects, including one to support its 90th season. We were poking around in our stats and discovered that we recently passed a nice round milestone: More than 100,000 independent creators have funded their projects with Kickstarter. Those creators come from every corner of the creative universe.…

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Women in Crowdfunding, Saving the Arts and More News

Yet another study has come out about women having a 32% higher success rate than men when it comes to crowdfunding. Turns out that when bias is removed from the funding equation, people contribute to the most inclusive and positive language, which is usually written by women. This article also makes an interesting point that people often…

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40 Ideas to Inspire Your Project of Earth

How would you explain the diversity of life and culture on Earth to someone — or something — from a far-away planet? In 1977 Carl Sagan and his team created the Golden Record — a collection of scenes, sounds, music, and greetings representing life on Earth — and launched it into space on NASA’s Voyager…

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MotherBox & Arrow Reinvent Wireless Charging

Imagine charging your phone while it’s still in your pocket. That’s the dream behind the MotherBox. But the company didn’t start out trying to improve wireless charging. Instead, they thought about trying to solve a larger problem: that energy distribution for technology is far from what it can be. “Technology today is like a sexy…

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The 10 Most Popular Perks in May

In May, our top list continues with personal air conditioners, fitness products, and, as people start to travel more, essential travel bags. Check out our top 10 most popular perks in May and grab these discounts before they sell out: 10) ClickPack Pro – A Functional Anti-theft BackPack The ClickPack Pro is the perfect travel bag…

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Announcing Hardware Studio

Let’s face it: Some Kickstarter projects are trickier to execute than others. If you want to bring a new piece of technology into the world, for example, you need to think about selecting components, pricing them, connecting with the right factory, and so on. All of that is easier to figure out than it was…

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Bring Out the Crowd and Bring on the Funds: A Guide to Building an Audience for Crowdfunding

Embarking on a crowdfunding journey? When it comes to building your audience, the more people you can get to back your idea the better — but that can be easier said than done. From email lists to social media to meeting potential backers firsthand, gathering a large crowd to fund your idea takes a lot…

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