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<h1>Kickstarter co-founders</h1>
<strong>Perry Chen<br /></strong>
<strong>Age: </strong>36<br />
<strong>Co-founder and CEO</strong>

<strong>Charles Adler<br /></strong>
<strong>Age: </strong>38<br />
<strong>Co-founder</strong>

<strong>Yancey Strickler<br /></strong>
<strong>Age: </strong>33<br />
<strong>Co-founder</strong>

Three is a magic number -- Kickstarter's founders know this to be true. In 2012, its third year, the world's largest fundraising platform hosted the first of three $3 million--plus projects. Indeed, its nearly 3 million backers (and 4 million users) have generated $300 million for projects, ranging from a scheme to send handwritten letters to small towns en masse to a beautiful Bluetooth watch. If a project reaches its goal, Kickstarter takes 5%. And in three years the staff has grown 14-fold, to nearly 42 employees from its original group of, yes, three. 

<strong>On the side: </strong>Chen co-founded an art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Strickler was a music critic for Pitchfork, the irreverent indie music website. Adler co-founded an online art magazine.

<em>--R.B.</em><h1>Kickstarter co-founders</h1>
<strong>Perry Chen<br /></strong>
<strong>Age: </strong>36<br />
<strong>Co-founder and CEO</strong>

<strong>Charles Adler<br /></strong>
<strong>Age: </strong>38<br />
<strong>Co-founder</strong>

<strong>Yancey Strickler<br /></strong>
<strong>Age: </strong>33<br />
<strong>Co-founder</strong>

Three is a magic number -- Kickstarter's founders know this to be true. In 2012, its third year, the world's largest fundraising platform hosted the first of three $3 million--plus projects. Indeed, its nearly 3 million backers (and 4 million users) have generated $300 million for projects, ranging from a scheme to send handwritten letters to small towns en masse to a beautiful Bluetooth watch. If a project reaches its goal, Kickstarter takes 5%. And in three years the staff has grown 14-fold, to nearly 42 employees from its original group of, yes, three. 

<strong>On the side: </strong>Chen co-founded an art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Strickler was a music critic for Pitchfork, the irreverent indie music website. Adler co-founded an online art magazine.

<em>--R.B.</em>
<h1>Kickstarter co-founders</h1> <strong>Perry Chen<br /></strong> <strong>Age: </strong>36<br /> <strong>Co-founder and CEO</strong> <strong>Charles Adler<br /></strong> <strong>Age: </strong>38<br /> <strong>Co-founder</strong> <strong>Yancey Strickler<br /></strong> <strong>Age: </strong>33<br /> <strong>Co-founder</strong> Three is a magic number -- Kickstarter's founders know this to be true. In 2012, its third year, the world's largest fundraising platform hosted the first of three $3 million--plus projects. Indeed, its nearly 3 million backers (and 4 million users) have generated $300 million for projects, ranging from a scheme to send handwritten letters to small towns en masse to a beautiful Bluetooth watch. If a project reaches its goal, Kickstarter takes 5%. And in three years the staff has grown 14-fold, to nearly 42 employees from its original group of, yes, three. <strong>On the side: </strong>Chen co-founded an art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Strickler was a music critic for Pitchfork, the irreverent indie music website. Adler co-founded an online art magazine. <em>--R.B.</em>Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
<h1>Kickstarter co-founders</h1> <strong>Perry Chen<br /></strong> <strong>Age: </strong>36<br /> <strong>Co-founder and CEO</strong> <strong>Charles Adler<br /></strong> <strong>Age: </strong>38<br /> <strong>Co-founder</strong> <strong>Yancey Strickler<br /></strong> <strong>Age: </strong>33<br /> <strong>Co-founder</strong> Three is a magic number -- Kickstarter's founders know this to be true. In 2012, its third year, the world's largest fundraising platform hosted the first of three $3 million--plus projects. Indeed, its nearly 3 million backers (and 4 million users) have generated $300 million for projects, ranging from a scheme to send handwritten letters to small towns en masse to a beautiful Bluetooth watch. If a project reaches its goal, Kickstarter takes 5%. And in three years the staff has grown 14-fold, to nearly 42 employees from its original group of, yes, three. <strong>On the side: </strong>Chen co-founded an art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Strickler was a music critic for Pitchfork, the irreverent indie music website. Adler co-founded an online art magazine. <em>--R.B.</em>, Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
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Perry Chen, Charles Adler & Yancey Strickler

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Three is a magic number — Kickstarter’s founders know this to be true. In 2012, its third year, the world’s largest fundraising platform hosted the first of three $3 million–plus projects. Indeed, its nearly 3 million backers (and 4 million users) have generated $300 million for projects, ranging from a scheme to send handwritten letters to small towns en masse to a beautiful Bluetooth watch. If a project reaches its goal, Kickstarter takes 5%. And in three years the staff has grown 14-fold, to nearly 42 employees from its original group of, yes, three. On the side: Chen co-founded an art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Strickler was a music critic for Pitchfork, the irreverent indie music website. Adler co-founded an online art magazine. –R.B.

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