Based in New York, Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform and community that enables artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators to raise funds for various community projects focused on movies, music, art, theater, games, comics, technology, fashion, food, design, and photography. Individuals who back these projects are offered tangible rewards and one-of-a-kind experiences in exchange for their pledges. Kickstarter applies a 5% fee on the total amount of the funds raised and their payments processor applies an additional 3–5% fee. The platform was launched in April 2009 and is based in New York, U.S.
Founders: Charles Adler, Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler