Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler is a writer and the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. Viking Books will publish Strickler’s first book, “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World” on October 29.

Since introducing the world to crowdfunding a decade ago, Kickstarter has helped creative people raise more than $4 billion in funding for their projects. Among the projects that got their start on Kickstarter: Cards Against Humanity, Oculus Rift, multiple Oscar-winning films, projects by Spike Lee, Neil Young, Marina Abramovic, and thousands of albums, books, comics, artworks, gadgets, plays, and restaurants.