I am Hank Green, founder of Subbable (a crowdfunding platform), here with Jack Conte, founder of Patreon (a crowdfunding platform that just acquired Subbable). We're excited to be joining forces - Ask us anything
My brother John and I started making online video around eight years ago. We’re most well-known for SciShow and CrashCourse, two free educational shows used in thousands of schools all over the world. We founded Subbable in part to help those shows (and other creators) reach sustainability. Meanwhile Jack had already created Patreon which had very similar goals and systems and, let’s face it, better leadership. So Patreon is acquiring Subbable.
Patreon’s co-founder, Jack Conte, will also be here to discuss our new partnership. He'll be replying to questions from /u/JackConte.
Jack’s a musician, filmmaker, one half of the band Pomplamoose, and co-founder of Patreon.
Obviously Jack and I are interested in future models for supporting independent creators (mostly ones that don’t involve heavy reliance on advertising) but we’re happy to answer any questions.
We share a common goal - to best help online communities and help support artists and creators so they can can not only survive, but thrive by doing what they love online.
Go ahead and AUA!
Here’s the link to my previous AMA on Reddit
Also, just wanted to let you know that Patreon is matching $100,000 of new pledges to Subbable creators on Patreon. They’re also giving away $100 of patronage on Twitter + FB. For more details, click here: https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=1888773&u=186569&alert=3
EDIT: Super Hungry...getting food. We'll be back to check on things a bit in the future, but this has been a fantastic time, thank you for all of your wonderful questions and thoughts.