What is Kickstarter
1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 6 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 60,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now. 2. The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. 3. Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. 4. Backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not to profit financially. 5. Mozart, Beethoven, Whitman, Twain, and other artists funded works in similar ways — not just with help from large patrons, but by soliciting money from smaller patrons, often called subscribers. 6. 7. We’re an independent company of 81 people based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.