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  1. The Accidental Technologist: Caterina Fake

    Caterina Fake was on her way to life in academia as a Renaissance literature scholar when the tech world came knocking. She co-founded Flickr, the hugely popular photo-sharing site, and started a handful of other tech companies. These days she runs her own VC investment firm and is regarded as one of Silicon Valley’s top visionaries. But spend five minutes with her and you’ll realize she has not left behind her academic roots; instead, she brings that mindset to everything from predicting the next big tech movement to making the case that every business should be a family business.Caterina Fake is the co-founder of Flickr and Hunch.com. She is a partner at Yes VC. To learn more about Caterina’s upcoming podcast check out ShouldThisExist.coWithout Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg. It is produced by Sarah Platt and edited by Alex Blumberg, Devon Taylor and Nazanin Rafsanjani. Jarret Floyd mixed the episode. Music by Bobby Lord.

    https://www.gimletmedia.com/without-fail/the-accidental-technologist-caterina-fake#episode-player

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  2. #16 Model Behavior — with entrepreneur/investor Caterina Fake (Etsy, Kickstarter, Flickr)

    Whatever you are when you’re small gets amplified when you grow. So if you’re staring any kind of online community (social media, e-commerce, crowd-funding…) be careful what you cultivate. Caterina Fake has founded or invested in companies with the most interesting and influential communities - Flickr, Etsy, Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, even Blue Bottle Coffee. Her wise words for every founder: You have has a responsibility to shape the community from day one — because the tone you set is the tone you’re going to keep, even as you go viral.

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  3. When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back? : All Tech Considered : NPR

    On Kickstarter, the largest crowd-funding site, a handful of entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars more than they expected. But if they fail to deliver their promised product, questions arise over whether the supporters are donating money or making a purchase.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/09/03/160505449/when-a-kickstarter-campaign-fails-does-anyone-get-their-money-back

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  4. Arts-Funding Site Gets ‘Kickstarter’ From Business Bids : NPR

    For two years, the website Kickstarter.com has helped artists, musicians and filmmakers fund projects, encouraging a lot of people to make small donations. But recently, entrepreneurs have been launching new products on the site, something the company’s founders never imagined.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/05/31/136590974/arts-funding-site-gets-kickstart-from-business-bids

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