Who Gets Started on Kickstarter? Demographic Variations in Fundraising Success

  title={Who Gets Started on Kickstarter? Demographic Variations in Fundraising Success},
  author={Lauren Rhue},
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter are expected to “democratize” funding by increasing the availability of capital to traditionally underrepresented groups, but there is conflicting evidence about racial disparities in success rates. This paper contributes to the information systems literature on crowdfunding by examining the racial dynamics in the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The race of subjects in project and user photos are determined with facial recognition software for 138,778… CONTINUE READING

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