Co-Founder and CEO, Kickstarter
Perry Chen is the creator, co-founder, and CEO of Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since launching in 2009, more than 4.2 million people have pledged over $654 million, funding more than 43,000 creative projects. Chen has been a waiter, a musician, a preschool teacher, a day trader, and a gallerist. Chen co-founded the Southfirst gallery in 2001.