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Perry Chen, Founder of Kickstarter


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Listen as Perry Chen, founder of Kickstarter, traces his life from high school graffiti enthusiast, to college rave DJ, to entrepreneur (and graffiti enthusiast). Perry Chen is an artist and the founder of Kickstarter, where he was CEO through 2013 and currently serves as Chairman. Perry was a TED Fellow in 2010, and is currently a 2016 Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab. He has exhibited his artwork in New York, Berlin, Vienna, São Paulo, and Mexico City. In 2013, Perry was named to TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

This feature was edited and scored by Wreck Tech.

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