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Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Perry Chen

Title: CEO and co-founder, Kickstarter

Born: July 15, 1976, New York City

Education: Hunter College High School

Early Marker: Bounced between being a day trader, waiter, gallery owner, preschool teacher, author and musician

Big Idea: Crowdfunding new products and projects by connecting consumers with creators they are prepared to back.

Wave of the Future: Crowdfunding, share economy

Yancey Strickler

Title: Co-founder, Kickstarter

Born: November 4, 1978, Blacksburg, Virginia

Education: BA in English and literary and cultural studies, College of William and Mary

Early Marker: music journalist; started a record label, eMusic Selects

Big Idea: Crowdfunding new products and projects by connecting consumers with creators they are prepared to back.

Wave of the Future: Crowdfunding, share economy

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