Dear Perry Chen and Yancy Stricker,
First, I wrote you a Haiku:
It starts with passion
Then an idea is born
Now we money
People have great ideas everyday. More often than not, people don’t have the means to bring their ideas to the world which is (or was) a sad fact of life. As a wise man once said “Cash rules everything around me”. Kickstarter fills that void in a beautifully simple way by making philanthropy accessible, for both donors and recipients. I’m continually impressed by the sums of much that are raised to support peoples’ passions.
I have an interest in all things crowdsourced, especially crowdfunding. More and more crowdfunding platforms are on the market which is exciting, but must present a challenge for Kickstarter. How will you hold down your niche of the evolving crowdfunding market in the coming years? Do you see these other platforms as direct competition? Of course there is IndieGoGo what are your thoughts on Patreon?