Perry Chen is an artist and the founder of Kickstarter.
He approaches his work with an openness to form and context, having used art to explore technology and technology to help democratise the funding of creative work.
Launched in 2009, the Kickstarter helps musicians, designers and creatives to raise funds for their creative work and in turn, offering unique experiences or products to their investors.
Chen is also well known for his engagement around world problems and specifically the need for better structures, tools and institutions to enable a more generative society.
In 2013 he was named of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.