Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler, who replaced the former CEO Perry Chen in 2014 is now stepping down as the CEO of the company. Kickstarter was founded in New York in 2009 by Yancey Strickler, Perry Chen and Charles Adler.
In a blog post Strickler mentioned that “Since 2014, when I became CEO, we made several great leaps: tripling the total dollars pledged to projects, launching Kickstarter to creators in 16 countries, and building an exceptional team of leaders at every level”.
It looks like Kickstarter is now looking for someone who could push the company to the next level. Kickstarter has been bagged by many big investors, including Jack Dorsey, Union square ventures, Chris Sacca and many more. The company made a shift from a private to a public benefit corporation in 2015.
Although strickler didn’t gave any specific reasons for stepping down as the CEO of the company. Last of the three co-founders making his way out of the company which could be hinting that something might be wrong at Kickstarter.
The company’s co-founder Yancey Strickler also mentioned that “l’ll be getting up to some new projects, too” which clearly means that he might be entering the market again very soon with a new company.