Kickstarter is launching a Patreon-like service. This should be interesting.
The big thing about this, from my point of view, is that Kickstarter is formally incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation. Basically this means they are *not* required to put increasing shareholder value ahead of all other goals, like the average corporation.
I don't know if I'll try to move over from Patreon to Kickstarter's Drip, but I sure as hell am glad to see something with the financial and brand power of KS out there to keep Patreon honest. Patreon has been pretty creator-focused so far, but they're still an Inc as far as I know - which means they're potentially only one regime change away from GOAL 1: MAXIMIZE SHAREHOLDER VALUE.
@sikkdays They have 'em. Or at least they did when they changed from a normal corporation to a PBC, according to [their post about it.](https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-is-now-a-benefit-corporation)
They just aren't their #1 priority.
(They also make *fistfuls* of money with their little 5% off the top of every project that goes through them.)