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Perry Chen, CEO of Kickstarter, is resigning

Published on 03/20/2019 @ 7 AM EST

Just before a month celebrating Kickstarter's 10th anniversary, CEO Perry Chen has announced in a blog earlier today that he will be resigning from his role. He will be continuing his role as a chairman of the board for now. Aziz Hasan, head of Kickstarter’s Design & Product teams, will be taking over the role of CEO. As told in his latest blog announcement, "[i]t’s been a true honor to serve as CEO for the first five years of this company and again for the last two. As we’ve been saying around here ahead of our milestone birthday, 10 is just the beginning. And I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years of Kickstarter will bring."

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