Kickstarter’s Co-Founder & CEO Perry Chen On NBC Rock Center

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I had heard of the crowd funding site Kickstarter before, initially from a TechCrunch article on raising money for a project to make an iPod Nano wrist watch band called the TikTok. But I didn’t know much about the company itself and caught this NBC Rock Center segment on the company.

After a backgrounder on Kickstarter,  co-founders Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen are interviewed. However, I was disappointed that Strickler got a lot more airtime and thought, oh, maybe stereotypically, Strickler is the CEO and Perry is the CTO or technical guy. Then I Google’d a little, was surprised that Perry was the CEO. Maybe NBC edited the best parts of the interview and the clips just worked out that Strickler got to speak more. But I thought it was odd Perry didn’t get more airtime.

In any case, congratulations to Kickstarter and all those seeking funds there on their success!

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