Charles Adler is an incredible mash-up of experiences and interests. He’s an East Coast kid who grew up digging street art, skateboarding, break dancing, and all the forms of music that aligned with those interests: punk, hip-hop, and electronic. He was also an Eagle Scout. He loves exploring the outdoors and cycling. Add his curiosity with technology and his skill as a designer, and you have a story about a college dropout who became one of the founders of the world’s largest and most successful crowdfunding platform and an entrepreneur who continues to explore the juncture of creativity, community, and technology.