Startups #151 with Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter in NYC

Startups #151 with Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter in NYC

If you're a filmmaker, photographer, actor, chef or just about any other creative type, you've no doubt heard about the phenomenon that is Kickstarter, the largest creative crowd-funding site in the world. From the TWiST NYC studios, Jason interviews Kickstarter's co-founder Yancey Strickler, who has a wealth of advice to give to would-be entrepreneurs and those who want their own pet-project kickstarted.

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0:00-1:00 Welcome and introduction of guest, Yancey Strickler. 1:00-2:00 Thank you to Belgrave Trust for the studio and to Squarespace for sponsoring the show. (Remember to thank @squarespace!) 2:00-4:00 How did Kickstarter get its start? 10:00-12:00 What was the size of a project in the early days? 12:00-14:00 Would this idea have worked prior to social media? 15:00-19:00 So the middle man lost out on one of the most amazing products that could have been in the Apple store? 19:00-20:00 Who are the imitators that are doing this in Europe and giving equity? 20:00-21:00 How did the team over at USV come to invest? 21:00-22:00 How does Kickstarter make money? 22:00-23:00 Is that something unique to Amazon's payment system? 23:00-24:30 $60 million has been pledged so far and how many projects? 25:30-26:30 How do you keep fraud…

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