Kickstarter expands into new international markets with Stripe Connect

Kickstarter’s mission is to help bring creative projects to life, which they endeavor to do by making it easy for entrepreneurs to accept funding from people in any country, currency, and payment method.

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As Kickstarter expanded into new global markets, it first needed to establish international subsidiaries. This required Kickstarter to understand complicated regional tax code and ensure compliance with regulations. Kickstarter looked to a payments platform to help it navigate these global complexities.


Kickstarter worked with Stripe to create local entities in new markets to match creators with backers. Within months, they were able expand to creators in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mexico.


With Stripe, Kickstarter accepts card payments from customers in 195 countries and has successfully funded more than 160,000 projects.

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