Kickstarter's Aziz Hasan reflects on the crowdfunding site's journey since launch in 2009, highlighting its continued evolution of service and dedication to supporting authentic creativity

Kickstarter began with a simple but potent mission: to help bring creative projects to life. For Kickstarter’s tenth birthday, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on both the past decade and the next.

Our first 10 years have proven that our platform is a powerful tool for creative people. We’ve seen 16 million backers pledge $4 billion in funding to 160,000 projects across 22 different countries. But creative work still faces enormous challenges, from pervasive funding cuts to the sense across industries and fields that profit matters above all else. We have so much more to do, both as a company and as a society.

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