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Lessons Learned From The Co-Founder Of Kickstarter

Yancey Strickler co-founded one of the world’s most popular crowdfunding platforms. Listen to his lessons learned along the way and how he reinvented himself after moving on from his startup.
by: Torge Schwandt
photo: Invisible Media
featured: Yancey Strickler (left), Niklas Jansen

Chances are high that you have come across a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for supporting innovative ideas at some point in the past. The New York-based tech company very much shaped the global phenomenon of chipping in some money online to help get creative products or services off the ground. But did you know the background story of how the company itself got started in the 2000s?

As announced some weeks ago, Silicon Luxembourg has partnered with Berlin-based Invisible Media to present to you the media startup’s immersive podcast series State of Mind that is produced in collaboration with Blinkist.

After we shared the series’ personal portrait of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel that zoomed in on his empathetic leadership style, it is now time to focus on the lessons learned of a tech entrepreneur.

With this highly entertaining podcast episode, you will dive deep into the story of how Yancey Strickler and his co-founder Perry Chen turned a side project into a successful multi-million dollar business. But you will also learn more about Yancey’s decision to step down from his role as the company’s CEO and how he embarked on a new journey to turn his childhood dream into reality and become a writer.

Why looking at himself through the lens of an entrepreneur and growing a mustache helped him to do so?

Find out for yourself by listening to this episode of State of Mind that was initially recorded in Berlin when Yancey and show host Niklas Jansen (Co-Founder of Blinkist) had a wide-ranging conversation live on stage. After all, it might be just the right timing to leverage Yancey’s approach of using role-play to reinvent yourself and design your life in these times of crisis.

You can find all episodes of State of Mind wherever you listen to your podcasts. Check them out on any major platform like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Castbox – and also within the Blinkist app.

Stay tuned for more features of State of Mind and the show’s second season that will be published later this year.

You like podcasts? Make sure to also listen to the innovative short podcast format that Invisible Media created for Silicon Luxembourg at the beginning of the year “Voice Message From…“.

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