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As a booking agent for Yancey Strickler we can book Yancey Strickler to speak at your event. Yancey Strickler is an American entrepreneur, writer and editor who is the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey Strickler has also been named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. in 2016 Strickler co-founded the artist resource The Creative Independent.

Early Promise
Yancey Strickler grew up on a farm in Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains, and had big dreams of becoming a writer from a young age. He pursued his ambitions and studied English and Literary and Cultural Studies at the College of William & Mary, refining his skillset while getting his first break into the industry, writing for the popular music review site Pitchfork. After graduation, Yancey Strickler moved to New York, kicking off his career as a writer at a radio news service. Alongside this he also continued his passion and wrote music reviews for numerous established publications, building on his portfolio and reputation.

Yancey Strickler’s Entrepreneurial Career
In 2005, Yancey Strickler was presented with the golden opportunity to join eMusic, initially as the Managing Editor and then later going on to become Editor-In-Chief. However, it was in 2009 that Yancey Strickler’s career reached new, epic heights when he co-founded Kickstarter alongside Charles Adler and Perry Chen. The venture came following many long evenings of discussion, but once they had the concept they stuck to it and since its inception Kickstarter has raised over $4 billion in pledges for a variety of projects including everything from films to technology to music. Kickstarter was also named ‘One of the Best Inventions of 2010’ and one of the ‘Best Websites of 2011’ by Time magazine as well as being called the ‘Peoples NEA’ by The New York Times after the branch of the Government that funds the arts. Kickstarter is now used worldwide, even by celebrities who are looking to get funding and spark interest for their independent films. His time as a CEO and founder of Kickstarter has made Yancey Strickler an expert on entrepreneurship and proof that pursuing your passion can lead to great things.

Yancey Strickler’s Other Work and Achievements
Alongside the creation of the crowdfunding giant, Yancey Strickler has also channeled his writing talents into several books and articles. He is the author of ‘This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World’. Other projects by Yancey Strickler include a record label called eMusic Selects and the artist resource the Creative Independent. In recognition of his work Yancey Strickler was awarded a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award, named as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and was also appointed as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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