Here's an interesting interview with Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler, wherein he talks about the history of the popular crowdfunding web site. The interviewer for ThisWeekIn is entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, whose Weblogs, Inc. network I used to write for (DVguru, to be specific). Even if you're already familiar with Kickstarter, it's a great story -- including the tidbit that films have collectively raised 25 million dollars (!) to date:
(Sorry about the sound levels.)
As I research my own campaign (for my first feature), I've been compiling a "crowdfunding best practices" post, culled from the wisdom of Kickstarter veterans... so stay tuned for that as well. Also, if you want to see what growth looks like, check out the Happy Birthday Kickstarter post Yancey references in the interview.
[via Ted Hope]