Changes are afoot at crowdfunding service Kickstarter, with its CEO Perry Chen stepping back to a role as chairman, and co-founder Charles Adler moving to an advisory role. The third co-founder, Yancey Strickler, is taking the reins as CEO. Chen’s blog post announcing the move suggests this is all entirely amicable: “I’m looking forward to stepping away from the day-to-day to consider our path from a new perspective,” he writes. “Yancey has the love and respect of the team, first and foremost me. As a partner, I’m excited to work with him in this new way. As a friend, I’m even more excited for him. Kickstarter is in phenomenal hands.” Kickstarter’s fifth birthday is hoving into view in April 2014, while Chen writes that the service will soon pass $1bn pledged dollars. “We could have never imagined we’d get this far. This is still just the beginning,” he writes.

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