"Ha-ha, yes I believe we were playing Cards against Humanity! ~~YanceyStrickler
Imagination: Times One Billion!
When I look back at the past two decades as the Internet evolves versus my vision of what it would be decades before that, I have to marvel at some of it's best inventions I use every day; iPhone, text, chat, video calls, Photography, BaseCamp, Box, Podomatic, Wikipedia, eBay, PayPal, PPC, Google, DomainTools, Huffington Post, Drudge Report, RSS Feeds, Dating, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Porn.. etc. etc. making it possible to connect and do business and live life in ways never geographically easy or cost-effective before.
And you may think of Steve Jobs and Elon Musk as the greatest inventors of our time, but years from now they may look back with such affection on Kickstarter founders, Yancey Strickler, Perry Chen and Charles Adler.
It's because now as we go into 2014, we are seeing the next generation of inventors taking those platforms and making them better. It's been a sea change: a number of world's best-known and least-know (now) video games, hardware, apps, comics, board games, film, and hardware creation all function differently than the process did four years ago.
There's a completely new paradigm in the way those things come about and Kickstarter is at the center of it all.
In the last five years nearly six million people have pledged over a billion dollars to fund imagination for almost 1000 projects.
To put that in perspective that is almost enough to buy the NBA's most valuable team.
Charlie Rose interviews Yancey Strickler co-founder of Kickstarter.
Yahoo tech columnist David Pogue brings some of the newest tech inventions being crowded by the site to "CBS This Morning."
Which Project does the founder think more fondly of:
Share don't sell- and that's the "special spirit" that cuts through so much that happens on the site
Kickstarter launched on April 28, 2009, by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, and Charles Adler. The New York Times called Kickstarter "the people's NEA". Time named it one of the "Best Inventions of 2010" and "Best Websites of 2011". Kickstarter reportedly raised $10 million funding from backers including NYC-based venture firm Union Square Ventures and angel investors such as Jack Dorsey, Zach Klein and Caterina Fake. The company is based in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Read the incredible story on Wikipedia
Says Rita King who first met Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen years ago in a bar in here hometown, Brooklyn. "Once the project was funded, my life was taken over by the creation of the rewards and the shipping process. It was so much fun knowing that each person who had backed the project would receive a lovingly packed box of fun in the mail, and that all of us were part of something much bigger than ourselves, a platform created to celebrate and support creativity. Projects funded on Kickstarter, including games, films, music, books and other ambitious works, are starting to have a very powerful impact in the world and the way creativity is funded. Kickstarter deserves every success it has earned, and I can’t wait to see what happens next."