What is Kickstarter?


Publication: 2013-07-02



Name:Owen Ambur




Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects... We're a for-profit company based in New York City's Lower East Side. We spend our time making Kickstarter a little bit better every day, answering questions from backers and creators, and finding new projects to share. If a project is successfully funded, we apply a 5% fee to the funds collected.


  • Kickstarter UsersWe're a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, more than 4.4 million people have pledged over $681 million, funding more than 44,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.

  • Kickstarter TeamWe're a team of 61 in NYC with offices in the Lower East Side. Half of us work on the product (designing and coding), and the other half work with the community. We love what we do, and who we do it with.

  • Perry Chen

  • Yancey Strickler

  • Charles Adler

  • Lance Ivy

  • Fred Benenson

  • Brett Camper

  • Cindy Au

  • Daniella Jaeger

  • Cedric Howe

  • Samuel Cole

  • Kendel Ratley

  • Mike McGregor

  • Justin Kazmark

  • Tieg Zaharia

  • Elisabeth Holm

  • Jed Meade

  • Jared Cohen

  • Cooper Troxell

  • Nicole He

  • Aaron Suggs

  • Zack Sears

  • Stephanie Pereira

  • Aurora Thornhill

  • Callan Lamb

  • Jessica Harllee

  • Alex Cox

  • Chris Muccioli

  • Andrew Boyajian

  • Dan Drabik

  • Brandon Williams

  • Tomasz Werner

  • Katherine Pan

  • Bridget Best

  • Erik Kastner

  • Emily Reese

  • Shannon Ferguson

  • Niina Pollari

  • Bethany Sumner

  • Ian Scott

  • Luke Crane

  • Michal Rosenn

  • Aaron Robbs

  • Christopher Wright

  • Leland Rechis

  • Michael Stewart

  • Ellen Chisa

  • Jake Loeterman

  • Shayne Barr Flloyd

  • Zack Sheppard

  • Jennifer Burner

  • John Dimatos

  • Jamie Tanner

  • David Gallagher

  • George Schmalz

  • Amanda Niu

  • Melanie Travis

  • Terry Romero

  • Nick Sylvester

  • Hayley Rosenblum

  • Carol Benovic

  • Kickstarter Alumni

  • Andy Baio

  • Andrew Cornett

  • Cassie Marketos

  • Meaghan O'Connell