Today Kickstarter turns seven. We’ll be celebrating tonight in Brooklyn with our friends, families, backers, and creators.
On past birthdays we’ve posted a Project Update on the company itself. Today we’re continuing the tradition by sharing what’s happened at Kickstarter this past year.
We’re 137 people. Most of us work in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Our office is a former pencil factory where the legendary Blackwing pencil — endorsed by Vladimir Nabokov and Duke Ellington — was made.
The Kickstarter team includes some of the site’s biggest backers. Three employees are in the site’s top 20 backers: Tieg (#3 overall, 3,274 projects backed), James (#17, 1,789 backed), and myself (#20, 1,634 backed). Collectively we’ve made nearly 30,000 pledges to 12,900 projects. We like what we do.Read more