Yancey Strickler is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects. Since its launch in April 2009, more than 5.8 million people have pledged over $1 billion to projects on Kickstarter. The projects funded come from across the creative spectrum — everything from films, video games, and food trucks, to albums, product design, and comics.
Yancey served as Kickstarter’s Head of Community and Head of Communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, he was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, Pitchfork, and other publications.