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

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.

Tapas with Charles Adler, Kickstarter co-founder and keynote speaker on digital trends

It was a pleasure discussing the latest in tech trends with Charles Adler, Kickstarter co-founder, last week over tapas in London. We caught up with him while he was in town to deliver a keynote speech (for which he received dazzling reviews), and it was fascinating to hear his thoughts on where digital is taking us.

To book Charles as a speaker, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk, at or on 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.



Interview: Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter

Peter Aspden, the Financial Times’ arts writer, interviewed Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter over the weekend. Co-founded with Perry Chen and one of our exclusive speakers Charles Adler, Kickstarter is the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to funding independent creative endeavours.

“We are all patrons of the arts now, says the 35-year-old CEO of the crowdfunding website. It has raised $1bn in five years to finance 60,000 creative projects – by both unknowns and high-profile artists such as Spike Lee”

Click here to read the full interview.

Charles Adler’s company ‘Kickstarter’ passes $1 BILLION in pledges

ATG|Chartwell wish to congratulate Charles Adler, co-founder and Head of Design at Kickstarter, whose company yesterday passed over $1 billion in pledges.

Founded in 2009, Charles has helped shape Kickstarter into the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to funding independent creative endeavours.

Click here to check out colourful, interactive graphs on where the money comes from, and information on the diverse range of projects this money funds.

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