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Creating patrons of the arts through crowdfunding

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Patreon co-founder Jack Conte works in the living room of a Noe Valley apartment that served as the company's headquarters for eight months.
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Patreon co-founder Jack Conte works in the living room of a Noe Valley apartment that served as the company's headquarters for eight months.

Artists who publish their work on the Internet might hit it big and find thousands, even millions of fans.

Artists who publish their work on the Internet might hit it big and find thousands, even millions of fans. But, in a world where online content has become virtually free, those supporters might not produce a penny for the artist.

Grace Rubenstein explains how a new company in San Francisco is helping creative people turn art lovers' affection into cash.
 

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