Neil deGrasse Tyson And Kickstarter Cofounder Yancey Strickler Talk Crowdfunding Origins



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Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Yancey Strickler, the co-founder of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Watch them talk about everything from the 18th century origins of crowdfunding — Alexander Pope’s translation of the Iliad — to how the world could kick-start a mission to Mars.

“Rising Stars” is a one-on-one interview series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The renowned astrophysicist and host of StarTalk Radio talks with the next generation of leaders in innovation and tech.

Many household names started because of Kickstarter, such as Oculus Rift and Cards Against Humanity. In the last 7 years, there has been an Oscar-nominated Kickstarter-funded movie.

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  1. KingFiz

    It’s actually a really nice site. I can imagine the majority of great ideas out there just need some help getting the first couple steps in.

  2. Ri3m4nn

    Crowdsourcing is nothing but consumer grade venture capitalism where the value proposition to the investor is not always profit… Of course it works.

  3. Liam Kehoe

    How cool to imagine millions of people donating money towards space exploration for the enhancement of the Human race! We would have colonies and new technologies in no time!


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