New York (The Verge) — Kickstarter expands to creators in Poland, Greece, and Slovenia trib.al/ezICUvJ.
Kickstarter expanded to people in Poland, Greece, and Slovenia, bringing its total number of countries up to 25. The company laid off 40 percent of its workforce during the pandemic as the number of projects on the platform dropped.
Since the pandemic took hold in the US, the Brooklyn, New York-based company laid off 40 percent of its workforce. Live projects on the platform, at least in April, had dropped 35 percent. At the time, the company said it saw “no clear signs of rebound.”
At the same time, it tried to encourage creators to keep posting projects during the pandemic by launching a programthat solicits small-scale projects creators can work on from home. It also started moderating COVID-19 projects to weed out any that pushed misinformation or phony solutions, while still promoting other projects that use the pandemic for good, like social distancing achievement stickers. — Ashley Carman/@verge