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Yancey Strickler is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter and cofounder of The Creative Independent.

Yancey has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. He’s a former music journalist whose writing has appeared in Pitchfork, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and the Washington Post. He’s spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals, Web Summit, and events around the globe.

Yancey’s first book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World, will be published by Viking Press on October 29, 2019.


Talking Kickstarter with Charlie Rose

Giving a commencement address