Updated: 06/07/2019 by Computer Hope
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Kickstarter is a website and service that provides a way for users to contribute funds to proposed projects. These projects include manufactured items, services, videos, feature-length films, board games, video games, and more. People who make donations are usually offered some tangible reward in return.

Founded by Charles Adler, Perry Chen, and Yancey Strickler, the Kickstarter website launched on April 28, 2009. The company is headquartered in New York City. As of April 2023, over 238,000 projects were funded on Kickstarter; receiving a total of over $7.2 billion in donations.

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