Yancey Strickler is the Co-founder of Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.  To date, more than one million people have pledged more than $100M to projects on Kickstarter.  Before Kickstarter, Yancey worked as a journalist, covering music and culture for New York magazine, Pitchfork, Spin, and the Village Voice, among other publications.  He lives in New York City and has personally backed more than 500 Kickstarter projects.