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Perry Chen

Founder, Kickstarter

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Kickstarter, founded by Perry Chen, helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

Chen always had a passion for music and music producing, and decided at a young age that this was the career path he wanted to pursue. After graduating from college in New Orleans, he began to pursue this dream. In the late 90s and early 2000s, Chen performed as a DJ, and was trying to break his way into the art and music industry to ultimately produce his own music. In the meantime, he worked at different minimum wage jobs to cover his bills.