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

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Yancey’s first book, This Could Be Our Future, will be published by Viking Press and Ebury Press in the Fall of 2019.

Yancey has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. He is 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, SXSW, Walker Art Center, Stanford, Columbia University, NYU, and events around the globe.


Talking Kickstarter with Charlie Rose

Giving a commencement address