July 28, 2017:Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler is stepping down

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler is stepping down

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is looking for a new CEO, after its current boss Yancey Strickler revealed he is stepping down from the role.

Strickler was one of Kickstarter’s three co-founders in 2009, and became CEO in 2014 before guiding the company into its current incarnation as a public benefit corporation (PBC). Strickler stressed the positives in a blog post kicking off the search for his replacement.

“The job is great. The team is seriously ridiculous. 2017 will be our eighth straight profitable year. Great stuff is cooking in the oven,” he wrote.

“Being the CEO of Kickstarter is an unreal opportunity for someone with a deep connection to creative projects, someone who doesn’t believe in putting profit above all, and someone who’s excited by the challenge of building on a successful business that’s oriented to the long term.”

Strickler added that he’ll continue to be “out in the world sharing our story as a cofounder and #1 fan” while working on unspecified new projects.

Stuart Dredge
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