Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". Kickstarter has reportedly received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects.

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  • A student reporter for Brooklyn Deep, a Kickstarter-funded investigative journalism platform A home for citizen-run investigations. A platform for community storytelling. A podcast network created to revolutionize the medium. Since Kickstarter launched eight years ago, writers, photographers, and podcasters have used it to forge their own paths in journalism. And a community of readers...

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  • Surprising things happen when creators and their supporters make things together. Leading up to the launch of Commissions, our newest creative prompt, we’re highlighting twelve Kickstarter-funded creations that resulted from collaborations between creators and their backers. Take a look, then start working on your own Commissions project to launch this November. Emily Grenader’s Giant Crowd Paint...

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  • We often learn new things about ourselves while working on creative projects. Jesse Genet launched Lumi, a line of light-sensitive ink kits, over the course of two Kickstarter campaigns. In the process, she discovered that she loved solving the logistical puzzle of shipping things. So she shifted her company's focus to helping other creators design beautiful packaging for their projects. W...

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  • Personalized rock songs, customized storybooks, and tweets transformed into comic strips.These are just a few of the rewards we’ve seen emphasizing the spirit of backer-creator collaboration that’s always been at the heart of Kickstarter. Now, we’re putting this type of collaboration front and center with Commissions, an open call for projects that invite backers into the creative process....

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  • Versión en español a continuación.Since 2008, Designaholic founder Jorge Diego Etienne has been on a mission to showcase and promote design in Mexico through articles, columns, and critical essays. The Mexico City-based blog recently held an open call for projects from local designers, selecting seven to receive coaching from Kickstarter’s team in Mexico. The projects will also be part of an exhib...

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  • The World Maker Faire takes over the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend. Occupying the grounds of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, it channels the optimism of those historic events — the belief that bringing people from all over the world together to share ideas can help shape a better future. Here at Kickstarter, we feel a special kinship with the folks behind Maker Faire bec...

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  •   Back in May we told you about Hardware Studio, a new initiative from Kickstarter, Avnet, and Dragon Innovation that’s aimed at supporting hardware creators. Today we’re very happy to tell you that Hardware Studio is live at… hardware.studio.We’re kicking it off with some advice from people who know a few things about hardware. Eric Migicovsky, founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, writes ...

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  • Earlier this year we announced a trial run of a new Creators-in-Residence program. As part of Kickstarter's mission to help bring creative projects to life, we welcomed three teams of filmmakers into our office as they worked on completing their films. We loved working alongside them and learning from their process as they filmed new material, edited footage, and shipped rewards to their backers.T...

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  • Granby Workshop is an architectural ceramics studio founded by Turner Prize-winning design collective Assemble. The workshop grew out of a larger effort to revitalize Liverpool’s Granby neighborhood, producing distinctive architectural materials to renovate local homes and creating new manufacturing jobs within the community. In this video, learn more about their process and get a first look at th...

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  • “The Making of Products should: Invite chance and improvisation so that every product is different. Use experimental processes but be simple in their form. Be enjoyable and challenging.”These are a few of the principles that guide Granby Workshop, the architectural ceramics studio founded by Turner Prize-winning design collective Assemble. The workshop grew out of a larger effort to revita...

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  • (Scroll down for the English translation.) 日本のプロジェクトを世界に向けて。Kickstarterは、日本のクリエイター向けにサービス提供を開始しました。アーティスト、作家、映画制作者、ミュージシャン、デザイナーなど、様々なクリエイターが世界に向けてプロジェクトを公開し、Kickstarterのグローバルコミュニティから、プロジェクト資金を募ることができるようになりました。日本文化の象徴である、創造の精神と革新の伝統は、Kickstarterにも垣間見ることができます。8年前に創業して以来、300以上の日本のクリエイターが、日本以外の国のクリエイターとコラボレーションして、日本酒造りを追ったドキュメンタリー、伝説のゲームデザイナーによるアクションゲーム、家族をつなぐコミュニケーションロボットなど、数々のプロジェクトを生んできました。...

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  • (Scroll down for the English translation.)  日本のプロジェクトを世界に向けて。Kickstarterは、日本のクリエイター向けにサービス提供を開始しました。アーティスト、作家、映画制作者、ミュージシャン、デザイナーなど、様々なクリエイターが世界に向けてプロジェクトを公開し、Kickstarterのグローバルコミュニティから、プロジェクト資金を募ることができるようになりました。日本文化の象徴である、創造の精神と革新の伝統は、Kickstarterにも垣間見ることができます。8年前に創業して以来、300以上の日本のクリエイターが、日本以外の国のクリエイターとコラボレーションして、日本酒造り追ったドキュメンタリー、伝説のゲームデザイナーによるアクションゲーム、家族をつなぐコミュニケーションロボットなど、数々のプロジェクトを生んできました。...

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  • Projects of Earth began with a question inspired by the Voyager Golden Record: What would you create to represent life and culture on Earth in 2017? With the launch of this initiative, we hoped to create a showcase of human imagination, and thanks to you, that vision has become a reality. Today we’re extending a huge thank you to the 120+ artists, designers, musicians, and makers from around the...

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  •   “Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us.”—Carl Sagan in Pale Blue Dot, referencing a photo of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of 6 billion kilometers.When the first Voyager space probe launched into orbit on August 20, 1977, forty years ago yesterday, it carried on board an exceptional artifact: the Voyager Golden Record. This “galac...

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  • 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 often need. MAKE Vinyl provides this support by helping creators pl...

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  • 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 for Rebel Girls, Musi...

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  • 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 messages, just head to the main menu, visit your profile, and tap the envelope icon. One o...

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  • 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 behind this year’s...

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  • 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 so many wonderful people, and most recently as CEO.Kicksta...

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  • Next up in our Creator Hangouts series, we're hosting C. Spike Trotman. She runs Iron Circus Comics, Chicago’s largest comics publisher, and is responsible for Poorcraft, The Sleep of Reason, New World, the Smut Peddler series, and the webcomic Templar, Arizona. A Kickstarter early adopter, her projects have raised nearly half a million dollars in funding and earned multiple awards. Watch our late...

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