Kickstarter reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) in 2015. A PBC is a for-profit company that is bound by law to consider the societal and environmental impact of their actions. They also need to report their successes and failures in a yearly public report.
Kickstarter recently released their 2016 Benefit Statement, an update about their first full year as a PBC. In 2016, more than 4.3 million backers worldwide pledged over $658 million to creative campaigns on Kickstarter. While these creators were making an impact with their projects, Kickstarter was making an impact all their own.
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