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Kickstarter

  1. 1. Kickstarter Nick Richter
  2. 2. What is it? • Crowdfunding • 13 Categories • Fees
  3. 3. History • April 28, 2009 ▫ Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, Charles Adler • Expansion ▫ October 31, 2012 - UK ▫ September 9, 2013 – Canada • October 30, 2013 • Awards ▫ Best Invention ▫ Best Website
  4. 4. Financial Info • Pledges ▫ 2010: $27,638,318 | 3,910 ▫ 2011: $99,344,381 | 11,836 ▫ 2012: $319,786,629 | 18,109 • 2011 ▫ Angel Investors  Jack Dorsey, Caterina Fake
  5. 5. What’s Hot • You decide! • February 14, 2013
  6. 6. Successes • Pebble ▫ Most funded at ~10.3 million • Tik Tok • Form1
  7. 7. Flops • Jellyfish Desk Tank • Little Monster • Better Business Bureau
  8. 8. Secret Sauce ”The most disruptive aspect is the removal of the investment component”
  9. 9. Competition
  10. 10. Prediction “We don’t ever want to sell this company, we don’t ever want to IPO. We want to build this institution for generations”
  11. 11. Questions?

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