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Perry Chen    

Co-Founder & Former CEO of Kickstarter, Artist

Perry Chen is an artist and the founder of Kickstarter, the funding platform for creative projects. He was the company’s CEO when it launched in 2009, stepped away from its operations from 2014 to 2017 to focus on his artistic practice, and now serves as CEO and Chairman. His work as an artist has been exhibited in New York, Berlin, and Mexico City.

Chen was a TED Fellow in 2010 and a 2016 Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2013.

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