Let’s MAKE Vinyl

Gramatik   As we announced in June, Kickstarter Music is very pleased to be developing a collaboration with Qrates intended to simplify vinyl pressing and production what we’re calling MAKE Vinyl. Our ongoing goal is to help and support the bands and musicians we work with gain access to the tools and resources they most…

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A new Kickstarter Gold Standard: Celebrating repeat creators

Last month, over sixty of the most inventive creators in Kickstarter history returned to the platform for a special initiative called Kickstarter Gold. These artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers, and makers were invited by Kickstarter’s Outreach and Curation teams to launch new projects putting fresh spins on their most celebrated works. From 3Doodler to Goodnight Stories…

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Introducing Indiegogo for Entrepreneurs: A One-Stop Destination

Indiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas, and we are dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs at every step from concept to market. Through partnering with top tier companies like Arrow and IBM, continuously improving your product experience and delivering educational content during your campaign, we help you successfully launch your campaign and build a product. Today,…

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The answer to eating in: Cinder Precision Grill wins $75K in Flash Funding from Arrow

Have you ever had food so delicious at a restaurant, you’d do anything to be able make it yourself? Eric Norman, CEO of Cinder Precision Grill, has, and it inspired him to change the way people cook at home. “I had this amazing, melt in your mouth salmon at a nice restaurant and I wanted…

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48 Hours Only! Flash Sale On These Hot Marketplace Products

Our famous Marketplace flash sale is back with more products than ever – but this time they’re only on sale for 48 hours! Whether you’re looking to have the smart home of your dreams or just want to up your travel game, these unique and innovative products are up to 60% off until Wednesday morning.…

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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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