Listen to Charles Adler on the disruptive impact of crowd-funding and lessons learnt co-founding Kickstarter

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Listen to Leo von Bülow-Quirk, Chartwell’s Managing Director (Europe), in conversation with Charles Adler, Kickstarter co-founder and former Head of Design. Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects; since their launch in 2009, 7.8 Million have pledged $2 Billion, funding 77,000 creative projects. As a pioneering thought leader in consumer engagement, agile development and user experience design, Charles offered his valuable insights into the following areas:

  1. How Kickstarter, and crowd-funding more broadly, has impacted the global business environment.
  2. The challenges he faced in helping lead Kickstarter through a phase of rapid growth.
  3. Key principles he implemented to aid the interaction between creators and backers.

Listen to the interview in full below.

For more information on how to book Charles Adler as a keynote speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.


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